Theft and Litter on Mount Everest

A recent ascent of Mount Everest exposed climbers Cory Richards and Adrian Ballinger to some of the most exclusive and spectacular views on the planet. It also provided a close-up view of some of the biggest controversies on the world’s biggest peak — litter, safety breakdowns and bad behaviour. “The good far outweighs the bad, but there are issues,” Ballinger

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Mount Everest in 360

A new milestone in virtual mountaineering was celebrated this week, as the four Nepalese mountain guides Lakpa Sherpa and Pemba Rinji Sherpa and their supporters Kusang Sherpa and Ang Kaji Sherpa became the first men in the world to document the whole South route to the summit of Mount Everest with a 360° camera rig for Mammut’s project360. The full

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2016 Facts

I have added some new facts from the 2016 Mount Everest climbing season to the site. If you know of any facts that I have missed out please let me know, thank you. Mount Everest Facts

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Briton Abandons Summit to Rescue Climber

A British ex-serviceman abandoned his Mount Everest climb some 500m from the summit to save a fellow mountaineer. Leslie Binns, 42, from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, turned around to save Sunita Hazra, an Indian woman, who was scaling the summit ahead of him. He said he felt “immensely proud” to have saved a life but wished he could have also helped

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New Poll

I have added a new Poll question for the month of June. This months question is: Do you think the Mallory and Irvine could have reached the summit of Mount Everest in the clothes they wore? Please take you vote thank you. Poll: www.everest1953.co.uk Results from last months Poll Is using helicopters to ferry loads (ropes, ice screws NOT personal

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Corpses Retrieval Abandoned

Nepali rescuers abandoned plans to retrieve the bodies of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest on Monday (May 30), hoping instead to bring them down next year, an expedition operator said. The two men – identified as Mr Paresh Nath and Mr Goutam Ghosh – were near the summit of the 8,848m mountain on May 21 when they lost

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All Girl Team Summit Everest

In a historic feat, two college girls from Darjeeling have successfully scaled the Mount Everest as part of an all-girls expedition team on their very first attempt. 22-year-old Trishala Gurung and 21-year-old Sulaxana Tamang were among the 10 girls who were chosen as part of the first ever National Cadet Corps (NCC) all girls expedition team to climb the world’s

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Everest Death toll rises to five

This week’s death toll on Mount Everest has risen to five after Nepalese officials confirmed that two bodies, believed to be a pair of missing Indian climbers, have been found. Paresh Nath and Goutam Ghosh, both from West Bengal, have been missing since Saturday in Everest’s so-called “death zone” – the area above 28,000ft notorious for its treacherous terrain, low temperatures and

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Dispatches 40

Alpenglow Expeditions (North Side) Adrian made the incredibly tough but safe decision to turn around at 8480m due to cold. He regrouped at 8300m with Cory (not UK) who had summited without 02 and descended all the way to Advanced Base Camp together.

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Mallory and Irvine

I have created a Facebook page dedicated to George Mallory and Andrew Irvine. Over the coming days I will be adding Mallory and Irvine related links, questions etc. Please consider liking and taking part thank you. www.facebook.com/MalloryandIrvine

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