Everest Climbers are Spoon Fed

Santosh Yadav, the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice, on Sunday blamed commercialisation for the series of deaths which has plagued mountaineering this season and created a bad publicity for the adventure sport. Besides the death of an Australian woman and a Dutch man in May this year due to frostbite and altitude sickness, a few Indians also lost

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James Grieve Interview

British mountaineer James Grieve has kindly taken the time to do an interview for ‘Mount Everest The British Story’ about his time on Mount Everest this year (2016). Read the interview at: James Grieve Interview

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68yr old Aiming for Everest in 2017

Malaysia’s oldest mountaineer James Lee Chong Meng will begin intensive training soon to prepare himself for his second mission to conquer Mount Everest in April next year. Lee, 68, said the intensive training would involve him climbing several mountains – including the Lobuche East and Imsa Tse (Island) Peaks in the Himalayan mountains. “I chose to climb in Nepal because the mountains there are

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Climbers going for New Everest Records

With the start of this year’s autumn climbing season, the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest, is all set to receive two renowned climbers from different continents as they aim to set the new records in the climbing history. According to expedition organisers, Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki has left for Tibet to make a solo attempt to the summit of Mt

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New Poll for September

I have added a new poll question for the month of September. If you were on the 1924 Everest Expedition who would you want as your climbing partner? George Mallory Noel Odell Charles Bruce Edward Norton Theodore Somervell Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk Results from last months question: Xu Jing said he saw Irvine’s body below the First Step

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Fake Everest Claim: Couple BANNED

The Nepal government has imposed a 10-year ban on Pune’s police couple, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, who first created a flutter with their claim that they were the first Indian couple to scale the Mt Everest and later, faced flak when mountaineers who went on expedition disputed their attempt alleging that they had faked their Everest ascent by digitally altering

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Everest May One Day Be Ice Free

The Himalayan Mountains and Tibetan Plateau, dubbed the “Third Pole” for having the largest ice mass on Earth after the polar regions, are rapidly losing their glaciers. Eighteen percent of China’s glaciers have vanished in the past 50 years according to the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Air pollution and rising air temperatures are combining to increase glacial melt, threatening water

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Possible 10 year Ban on Everest

It was a mountain of lies. Last spring, an Indian couple claimed to have summited Mount Everest and made headlines for becoming the first pair from their country to do so. Then their story, which was marked by inconsistencies and faked photos, started to unravel. Now a high-level committee in Nepal is recommending that the government ban them from the

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Everest Film: Poorna

Malavath Poorna, a tribal girl from Telangana who came into prominence after becoming the youngest girl in the world to scale Mount Everest two years ago, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to unveil the first look of her biopic “Poorna”. She achieved the feat and launched the movie’s first poster on India’s Independence Day on Monday evening. Poorna, along with her trainer

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Everest Climb in Winter

He is going to make it a round half-dozen. For the sixth time, Japanese Nobukazu Kuriki wants to tackle Mount Everest in the post-monsoon season. The 34-year-old says, he is planning to climb the highest mountain on earth solo, without bottled oxygen, this time via the Tibetan north side. Last year Kuriki had tried to reach the summit from the

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