Ice Doctors Arrive at Everest

Nepal’s experienced “ice doctors” were preparing Sunday to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, almost one year after a huge earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche. Eight of the mountaineers and their support teams were performing prayers at the bottom of Everest before leaving for base camp to fix routes through a treacherous icefall for

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Reasons Not to Climb Everest

Lou Kasischke says he regrets climbing Mount Everest…and advises against trying it. “In 1996 I almost selfishly and recklessly died on Everest,” he says. You can spend over $100,000 and train for years, or you can heed the Michigan-based businessman’s warning. He suggests would-be adventurers see the 2015 film “Everest,” in which Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Jason Clarke star

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Everest Second Attempt

A Scottish climber who cheated death on Everest is gearing up for a second attempt at tackling the world’s highest mountain. Jim Grieve, 52, from Kinross was caught in the midst of a terrifying avalanche last April after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, South Asia. Nineteen people were killed on Mount Everest and nearly 9,000 across the rest of

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Everest Rolex sold for £27,000

A Rolex watch that was worn during the first successful climb of Mount Everest in 1953 has been sold for a record sum at auction in Suffolk. Collectors from around the world fought it out on telephone lines in the main saleroom of Martlesham auctioneers Lockdales as the price was pushed up to a world record £27,000. A German bidder

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2016 Everest

I have added more names of British climbers to the list who intend to climb Mount Everest this coming spring. Mount Everest 2016 British Expeditions Are you climbing Mount Everest this spring and hold a British passport? If so, please contact me and I will add you to the list.

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School Girl to Climb Everest

At 18, she has several mountain peaks under her belt. Now, Poja Mehra, the daughter of a farmer in a remote village of Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, is going to scale the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. A class 12 student of a government college, Pooja is one of the ten National Cadet Corps (NCC) cadets selected nationally to climb

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The Cost to Climb Mount Everest

To climb Mount Everest will cost you a lot of money, it does not matter how you climb, whether you climb Solo (if allowed), just with a Sherpa or join an expedition, you will still need lots and lots of it! In this article we look at what it costs and what you get for your money. Article: How Much

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Sherpa is Adventurer of the Year

Nepal’s Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita has been nominated National Geographic People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year 2016. Apart from being a highly talented mountainer, Pasang Lhamu distinguished herself for her role in relief efforts after the country suffered a severe earthquake in April 2015. Nepalese mountaineer Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita on the summit of K2 on July 26, 2014. Photo

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Mallory & Irvine Memorials

I have added a NEW page: Mallory and Irvine Memorials There are many memorials that have been set up over the years to remind us of our national heroes George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, here we look at some of them.

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