Everest Icefall Doctors have opened route to Camp 1

With mountaineers leaving Kathmandu for the Mt Everest region for acclimatisation, icefall doctors have opened a climbing route from the Base Camp to Camp I by placing ropes and ladders on the treacherous section of the Khumbu icefall. A team of eight icefall doctors today reached Camp I constructing a route as they placed more than 20 aluminium ladders and

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70 year old third attempt on Mount Everest

There’s no giving up for Malaysia’s oldest mountain climber James Lee Chong Meng, as he has arrived in Lukla, Nepal yesterday – in his third attempt to conquer the peak of Everest. Photo (C) James Lee Chong Meng Bernama reports, his spokesperson, Lee, 70, journeyed off to Kathmandu the day before, accompanied by a group of Vistage CEOs in trekking

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of April. Which is your favourite read? Mount Everest The Reconnaissance1921 The Assault on Mount Everest 1922 The Fight for Everest 1924 Please vote on the home page, thank you. Results from last months question Where do you think Mallorys watch got broken? During his fall 63% Somewhere else 18%

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Mount Everest time-lapse film

At 2 a.m., when other Everest climbers were getting much needed sleep in their wind-battered tents, Elia Saikaly was setting up shots and waiting for ideal conditions to capture the mountain’s night sky. Photo Elia Saikaly/Vimeo Saikaly, an Ottawa-based adventurer and filmmaker who has summited Everest, shot over 70,000 still images over two years (starting in 2014) to create an astonishing film,

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Robot to climb Mount Everest

Sophia, the world’s first humanoid citizen, today delivered a speech and said she will be the first non-human to climb the world’s highest peak Mount Everest. The world’s most advanced Artificial Intelligence robot spoke at a conference as part of a programme organised by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Sophia, which became the first non-human to be given citizenship

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Biggest clean up on Mount Everest

Viewed from a distance, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha) is a pristine pinnacle of rock and ice, but the illusion breaks down when you get up close. Generations of trekkers and mountaineers have left a massive litter problem on the slopes of the world’s tallest mountain, with each mountaineering season adding to the mounds of discarded oxygen cylinders, food tins, trekking equipment

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Hari Budha Magar to fulfil dream to climb Mount Everest

A former Gurkha soldier from Canterbury who lost his legs after being blown up in Afghanistan is set to realise a boyhood dream of climbing Everest after an about-turn by the authorities. The Nepalese tourism office originally refused double amputee Hari Budha Magar permission to climb the world’s highest peak because of his disability. It came in December as part

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Man aims to reach Mount Everest Base Camp in a wheelchair

A wheelchair-bound Australian is aiming to become the first paraplegic to reach Everest base camp unaided, a breathless trek he reckons he will make mostly on his hands. Scott Doolan, 28, set out on Friday for Mount Everest’s base camp, 5,364 metres above sea level and is traditionally only accessible on foot or by helicopter. He is out to prove

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Icefall doctors on their way to Mount Everest

As the world climbers are now busy with the final packing of their expedition materials, an eight-member team of icefall doctors along with two kitchen staff left for the Mt Everest base camp from Namche Bazaar to fix a climbing route up to Camp II in the world’s highest peak. Chairman Ang Dorjee Sherpa of Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee, which

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