Mount Everest is a Circus

The son of a legendary Nepalese Mount Everest guide lashed out at the “circus” the climb has become, with some Sherpas risking their lives to carry coffee machines and TVs up the mountain for high-paying clients. “[Last week] nine Sherpas climbed Everest and basically set the route to the summit,” Tenzing Norbu told NBC News. “All the client has to

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Summit Climb (South Side) Team A are at the South Col waiting for the right moment. It is said to be windy up there. Team B have arrived into Camp 2 for their summit attempt. Adventure Peaks (North Side) The team are due to leave Base Camp tomorrow (17th May) for their summit attempt.

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Kenton Cool Expedition (South Side) Kenton and Rob are safely of the mountain and have started their trip home. Jagged Globe (South Side) All members of the expedition are now back in Base Camp after a successful climb. Over the next few days they will depart from Base Camp and head home. Altitude Junkies (South Side) The Altitude Junkies team

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Jagged Globe (South Side) The Jagged Globe summit team have descended from Camp 4 to Camp 2 today (14th May). After a nights rest the will descend all the way to Base Camp.

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Mount Everest Graffiti

The Chinese government says people who graffiti on Mount Everest could be subject to public shaming. Along with publicizing the names of the people who write on the tablets, base camp management’s considering setting aside a separate wall space just for visitors who feel the need to leave a mark. People who graffiti on Mount Everest could be subject to

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Jagged Globe (South Side) The Jagged Globe team reached the summit this morning (13th May) at 09.45 with their climbing Sherpas. They are all now back in Camp 4 where they will stay the night before descending to Camp 2 tomorrow. 360 Expeditions (South Side) Yesterday (12th May) the team were at Camp 3 getting reading for their summit bid

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Summit Climb (South Side) Summit Climb report that a large section of the Khumbu Ice fall has collapsed. There have been no injuries reported yet. Kenton Cool Expedition (South Side) Kenton and Rob reached the summit of Mount Everest this morning (12th May) and are now making their way back down the mountain. This is Kenton’s twelfth Everest summit! Jagged

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Everest Summit for Kenton Cool

Two Britons and a Mexican have become the first foreigners to scale Everest in two years after deadly disasters forced climbers off the mountain. Nepal Mountaineering Association’s president Ang Tshering Sherpa said the climbers reached the 8,848m (29,029ft) summit shortly after 08:00 local time. Britons Kenton Cool and Robert Richard Lucas made the top, along with Mexican David Liano and

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Jagged Globe (South Side) The team moved up to Camp 3 this morning (11th May). The Sherpas are still busy fixing rope to the summit. If they finish it today the team will ascend to Camp 4 tomorrow (12th May) to get ready for the summit. Summit Climb (South Side) Tomorrow (12th May) some of the team will leave Base

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Nine Reach the Summit

A Nepali sherpa led a nine-man team to the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, becoming the first to scale the world’s tallest peak from the Nepali side since a deadly earthquake in 2015 and a fatal avalanche the year before forced climbers to retreat. The mountain guide was part of a rope-fixing team preparing the final stretch to the

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