Unnecessary Helicopter Rescues in the Everest Region

Tourists hiking in Nepal’s Himalayan mountains are being pressured into costly helicopter evacuations at the first sight of trouble by guides linked to powerful brokers who are making a fortune on “unnecessary rescues”, industry insiders say. Dodgy operators are scamming tens of thousands of dollars from insurance companies by making multiple claims for a single chopper ride or pushing trekkers

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Everest has left me fighting depression

Victoria Pendleton is suffering from depression as a result of the oxygen deprivation she experience during her Everest climb. The former Olympic gold medallist was forced to abandon her attempt to reach the summit last month due to hypoxia. Victoria Pendleton with Ben Fogle Credit: Fisher Creative Now recovering in the UK, Pendleton told the Radio Times: “I’ve been suffering with

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TV Drama about Edmund Hillary

Hillary is a six-part New Zealand drama series about mountaineer and philanthropist Sir Edmund Hillary, will be available beginning in July 8 at 8:00pm on WITF. Based on thousands of hours of exclusive interviews, Hillary tells the story of the first man to conquer Mt. Everest. From his bee keeping days in South Auckland, to his ascent of the world’s highest mountain

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Worlds Highest Rubbish Dump

Mount Everest has become the world’s highest rubbish dump with increasing numbers of big-spending climbers turning it into a ‘disgusting eyesore’, experts claim. Fluorescent tents,  climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 29,029ft (8,848-metre) peak after being dumped by people paying little attention to the environment. As the number

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Ben Fogle Mount Everest Documentary

CNN International will exclusively broadcast a new three-part documentary ‘The Challenge: Everest’, which will debut on June 30. After the telecast of the first episode, it will be repeated eight times and then the following episodes will be telecast in due intervals. The documentary features British broadcaster Ben Fogle and double Olympic gold medallist Victoria Pendleton CBE, who faced one

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Double Amputee – Everest – I Hate It

Xia Boyu isn’t looking his best. Slumped in his Beijing hospital bed in tatty ward-issue pyjamas, the 69-year-old is a warren of aches and scuffs, and sports a whopping frostbite sore on each of his two cheeks. But Xia is far from downbeat: an aura of triumph beams all over him. It’s one that stems from defeating a lifelong foe

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Footage of Jon Gupta Everest and Lhotse summit

British guide Jon Gupta reached the summit of Mount Everest for his third time this year. A day later he also stood on the summit of Lhotse. Jon guided Australian climber Steve Plain along with Pemba Sherpa to the summit of Mount Everest on the 14th May and then to the summit of Lhotse 0n the 15th May 2018. Steve

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Oxygen Thieves on Mount Everest

An adventurer’s attempt to climb Everest twice in a row was foiled when thieves stole his oxygen. Chichester’s Rupert Jones-Warner had been hoping to complete consecutive summits from both sides of the mountain for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust in memory of his friend Lucy-Anne. But at 7,000 metres, just 24 hours from the top of his second summit, the 27-year-old

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Chris Bonington – Don’t Bother Climbing Everest

Reaching its snow-capped summit was long regarded as the ultimate achievement for any mountaineer. But Britain’s greatest living climber is now encouraging people to avoid Mount Everest altogether – to dodge the ‘awful’ queues behind hundreds of amateurs. Sir Chris Bonington, 83, who has climbed on Everest four times, said the mountain is now full of inexperienced climbers who pay

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8.5 tonnes of waste retrieved from Mount Everest

China has retrieved 8.5 tonnes of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday. Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world’s tallest mountain, at a height of 8,850 meters (29,035 ft) between Tibet and Nepal, discard tonnes of trash each year.

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