Mick Allen Interview

In 2013 Mick Allen reached the summit of Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world without bottled oxygen. This year (2016) Mick was hoping to do the same on Mount Everest. Mick has kindly taken time out of his busy schedule to do an interview for this website. You can read it at Mick Allen Interview

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Sherpas denied summit certificates

The government has deprived more than 300 Sherpas, who successfully scaled mountains, including the world’s highest peak, during the last climbing season, of summit certificates. The Department of Tourism, under the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, has refused to award high-altitude workers summit certificates, citing a clause of the Mountaineering Expedition Regulation that bars them from obtaining government

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Everest Summiteers 2016

I have started to put my list together of the British climbers who reached the summit of Mount Everest back in May this year. My list is sourced from dispatches, contact with the climber and news articles on the internet. Have I missed you out? Maybe you know of someone I have not added to the list? If you can

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Gallery Update

I have updated the gallery with a photograph of British climber Chris Bradley on the summit of Mount Everest on the 19th May 2016. To view his photograph and many more please visit our Gallery.

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Everest Certificates Taken Away

The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation of Nepal has told the Director General at the Department of Tourism to revoke the Everest summit certificates that the Department issued to an Indian couple who presented the morphed photographs showing themselves on the top of the world’s highest peak. In response to a letter sent by the DoT on Monday asking the

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Everest Liaison Officers not doing their Job

A cock-and-bull story of an Indian couple, who morphed photographs to claim their successful ascent of Mt Everest in the last spring season, has exposed the blatant lies of Himalayan proportion on part of Nepali government officials deputed to monitor the mountaineering expeditions. The Himalayan Times’ investigation found out that nearly 50 per cent of the liaison officers never reached the Everest

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Lynne Hanna Interview

Lynne Hanna has stood on the summit of Mount Everest twice, 2009 (South route) and 2016 (North route). This made her the first British woman to climb both routes. She also climbed both routes with her husband Noel, making them the only married couple to summit both sides together. She has kindly taken the time to do an interview for

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New Poll

I have added a new poll question for the month of July. The question is: Should the British government arrange and pay for the search of Andrew Irvine on Mount Everest? Please take your vote! Results from the June Poll Do you think that Mallory and Irvine could have reached the summit of Mount Everest in the clothes they were

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Mount Everest 1938

It’s 1938, the British have thrown everything they’ve got at Everest but they’ve still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936, the British are granted one more permit by the Tibetans, one more chance to climb the mountain. Only limited resources are available, so can a small team

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Everest Summit Claims in Doubt

On 8 June, multiple news outlets reported that Pune couple Dinesh and Tarkeshwari Rathod had become the first Indian couple to scale Mount Everest. However, several mountaineers who have been in the field for years say they have found inaccuracies in the couple’s story. Some allege the Rathods did not make it to the peak and instead falsified documents and

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