Measuring Mount Everest Due to Start

Mount Everest is famous as the tallest mountain in the world, but just how tall is it? Officially the peak stands at 29,029ft above sea level, though that measurement dates from the 1950s and teams from around the globe have attempted to have it moved up and down ever since. But now, for the first time, a team of Nepalese

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Interview by Edward Buckingham

British Mount Everest summiteer Edward Buckingham has very kindly taken the time to do an interview for our site. In 2011 Edward became the first Cornishman to stand on the summit of Mount Everest via the North Col route. He has also climbed the ‘Seven Summits’. Edward Buckingham Interview

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of February. Is the decision to ban solo and disabled climbers from Mount Everest a good or bad idea? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question Was the summit of Mount Everest reached in 1924? Yes by Mallory & Irvine 36% Yes by Mallory

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Elizabeth Hawley has Passed Away

Elizabeth Hawley, chronicler of Himalayan expeditions, died of pneumonia early Friday morning, according to the officials in the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. She was 95. Ministry official Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha informed, Hawley, the founder of the Himalayan Database, breathed her last at the CIWEC Hospital — a travel medicine centre to treat foreign diplomats and aid workers in Nepal

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2 Women to climb Everest, to say ‘Buddha was born in Nepal’

Two women have planned to scale the world’s highest mountain Mount Everest with the objective of making the misconception regarding the birthplace of Gautam Buddha clear. Chhoki Sherpa of Simigaun of Gaurishankar Rural Municipality-9, Dolakha and Sharmila Tamang, of Rosi Rural Municipality-11, Kavrepalanchowk are on the mission of climbing the world’s highest peak measuring 8,848 meters with the message that

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The first person with cancer to climb Mount Everest has died

Tributes have been paid to an inspirational Sheffielder who last year became the first person with cancer to scale Mount Everest. Sheffield Wednesday fan Ian Toothill climbed the world’s highest peak last June after being diagnosed with terminal cancer, and fulfilled his pledge to plant a Sheffield United flag at the summit to boost his fundraising total. The personal trainer,

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Everest 2018 Teams

I have added more names to the Everest 2018 page of British climbers/teams who are climbing Mount Everest this season. If you are climbing Mount Everest this season and hold a British passport then let me know. I will add you to the page and you will get a free link back.

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