Army to Dominate Everest

With the world climbers heading towards Mt Everest region to begin this season’s climbing activities, more than 60 army personnel from different countries have set their sights on the top of the world. Army personnel from the United Arab Emirates and India have already applied at the Department of Tourism for climbing permits to attempt to climb Mt Everest, according

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Web Poll

I have added a new Poll question for the month of April. The question is: If Mallory and Irvine had successfully summited and returned home, would they have continued to climb mountains? Please take your vote, thank you.

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Mount Everest Books

Many of you will know that to run along side this website I also collect signed first edition books that relate to Mount Everest and its climbers. Last year I made a video showing some of my collection, see part 1. Since then my collection has grown so I have made another video (part 2) to show some of the

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Human Waste on Everest

Human waste left by climbers on Mount Everest has become a problem that is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak, the chief of Nepal’s mountaineering association said Tuesday. The more than 700 climbers and guides who spend nearly two months on Everest’s slopes each climbing season leave large amounts of feces and urine, and

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Everest has Cracks and Holes

Icefall doctors, who are installing ropes and aluminium ladders in the icefall region for 2016 spring Everest climbing, have reported several cracks and holes along the route. Although a week has passed since they began their work, the high-altitude specialists have not yet reached Camp 1 due to difficulties in installing the equipment. “There are several cracks and holes along

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Everest has become a Mass Market

Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner is convinced that tourism on Mount Everest hardly anything to do with alpinism. “You can already book for 50,000 to 100,000 dollar to climb Mount Everest. It has become a business,” the 71-year-old said Reinhold Messner. “People meet with the climb up Mount Everest vanity? An experience as before is no longer possible. This mass business

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Climbers to attempt South West Face

Two climbers from Slovakia have decided to attempt to climb Mt Everest from the south-west face, which was used by South Korean climber Young Seok Park seven years ago. “After 2009, Vladimír Štrba and Zoltán Pál from Slovakia are going to make the summit attempt using the dangerous south-west route this spring,” Ganesh Thakuri of Utmost Adventure Trekking said. Most

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Mark Horrell Interview

British hillwalker Mark Horrell has kindly taken the time to do an interview for this site. Mark has climbed many mountains around the world including Mount Everest in 2012. Please read the interview at Mark Horrell Interview

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Climbing Everest for Mental Health

Famed mountaineer David Liano, who is the first man to double summit Mount Everest from both the Nepal and Tibet sides, is all set to scale the mountain again, this time for Deepika Padukone. The climber has teamed up with the actress’ Live Love Laugh Foundation, to spread awareness about mental health. Deepika took to her social networking handle this

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Lincoln Hall’s Boots

The climbing boots worn by Lincoln Hall when he was left for dead on Mount Everest have gone on display at the National Museum of Australia (NMA). The pioneering Australian mountaineer survived a night alone at 8,600 metres after suffering altitude sickness on the trek down from the summit in May 2006. It was his second attempt to get to

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