New Web Poll

I have put up the new Poll question for the month of May, the question is: “Is using Helicopters to ferry loads from BC to Camp 1 on Mount Everest seen as cheating?” Please take your vote, thank you! Results from the April Poll question: If Mallory and Irvine successfully summited and returned home, would they had continued to climb

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Dispatches 18

Summit Climb (South Side) The Summit Climb team made an early start this morning (30th April) busy packing for the ascent to Camp 3. They report of light winds and blue skies. Everest Expedition (South Side) Today (30 April) the team are spending the day chilling out and resting up before their next move up the mountain. High Adventure Expeditions

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Dispatches 17

Summit Climb (South Side) The Lhotse Face has reopened after the opening of a large crevasse yesterday cutting off the route. Today (29th April) the team have walked to the base of the Lhotse Face. Tomorrow (30th April) they will ascend to Camp 3. Kenton Cool Expedition (South Side) Kenton and Rob are now back in Base Camp. They have

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Avalanche fears from Everest Helicopters

Helicopter firms are carrying out unauthorised sightseeing flights over the upper reaches of Mount Everest, Nepalese officials say. Sherpas have expressed concerns that vibrations caused by the helicopters could trigger avalanches. Tourist flights are not allowed to places above Base Camp which is at an altitude of 5,364 metres (17,600ft). But helicopter companies say they only overfly sights like the

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Dispatches 16

Jagged Globe (South Side) After spending three nights at Camp 2 they are now safely back in Base Camp. Those who stayed at Base Camp walked into the ice fall to meet those coming down. The conditions at Camp 2 were said to be cold and windy. They are now having a few rest days before the next rotation up

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Interview by James Ketchell

On 1st February 2014, James became the first and only person to have rowed across the Atlantic Ocean, successfully summited Mount Everest and cycled 18,000 miles around the world in what the media dubbed “The Ultimate Triathlon”. James has very kindly done an interview for this website. Please take a read at James Ketchell Interview

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Dispatches 15

Jagged Globe (South Side) The team have been acclimatising in Camp 2 today (27th April) and report that it is chilly and windy up there. Part of there acclimatization was to walk to the base of the Lhotse Face, they then returned to Camp 2 in time for breakfast. Tomorrow (28th April) they will all return to Base Camp. Altitude

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Dispatches 14

Summit Climb (South Side) The team who are at Camp 1 are busy preparing themselves for the ascent to Camp 2. It was reported that the winds were lighter last night. Summit Climb (North Side) The team walked up to Interim Base Camp yesterday (25th April) which is half way to ABC. They report that they have had to re-build

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Dispatches 13

Altitude Junkies (South Side) On the 23rd April the team had 8 loads of rope, hardware and oxygen transported by helicoptor from Gorak Shep to Camp 1. This will save 87 Sherpa loads through the Khumbu ice fall. This morning (25th April) several team members along with their personal Sherpas ascended to Camp 1. Tomorrow (26th April) they will continue

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Business as usual on Everest

When the earthquake struck last year and thousands of tonnes of snow and ice and earth came crashing down the mountain, some feared the climbers might never return to Mount Everest. But despite back-to-back Everest disasters — the 2015 earthquake and a massive avalanche the year before — hundreds of mountaineers have come back for a new season. With them,

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