High Rescue on Mount Everest

During the spring of 2017,Nima Gyalzen Sherpa, Ang Tshering Lama, Jagbuy Sherpa, Pema Tsheri Sherpa and Mingma Chhiri Sherpa rescued two mountaineers, who were up in the death zone. 60-year-old Abdul Jabbar Bhatti and his 19-year old guide, Sherpa Dawa Sange reached the summit of Mount Everest but had oxygen problems during their descent. Other teams passed them thinking they

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of November. Mallory’s body was found with rope around his waist. How do you think he parted from Irvine during his fall? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question What caused George Mallory to fall on that fateful day in 1924? Exhaustion 38% He

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India asks Nepal to investigate Everest Tragedy 2016

Since Sept 2016 ‘Dream Wanderlust’ has been relentlessly and exclusively unearthing new evidence, following all leads and raising uncomfortable but relevant questions in their effort to get to the bottom of the Everest tragedy of Spring 2016. The never-say-die attitude of Sunita Hazra, her family and the family of the late Goutam Ghosh has at last  borne fruit. The Ministry

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Mount Everest Biogas Project wins award

Honoured among a distinguished group of twenty-two nominees from around the world, the Mount Everest Biogas Project has won the 2017 Mountain Protection Award (MPA) for its visionary solution to the decades-long impact of human waste on Mount Everest, and other remote, high altitude, extreme climate locations. “Every one of these proposals has the potential to make a difference in

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Lincoln Hall’s gear on display

A hand-knitted red balaclava which the late mountaineer Lincoln Hall may well have been wearing on the night he was left for dead on Mount Everest is just one item in a new display celebrating his life and achievements. A collection of items, from mountaineering gear, clothing, and personal effects, has gone on display at the National Museum of Australia,

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Final Interview by Junko Tabei

On October 20, 2016, mountaineering lost one of its most important figures—77-year-old Junko Tabei, the first woman to reach the top of Everest and to climb the Seven Summits. Early last year, several months before her death, I contacted Tabei, hoping to speak to her about her 1975 Everest expedition as research for a larger project. That initiated a months-long email

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Bonington: Everest brought me to tears

British climber Sir Chris Bonington discusses conquering the greatest peaks in the world, staying active in his 80s, and why he feels lucky to be alive. A mountaineer has to be selfish “The difficult thing to rationalise about mountaineering is how you in fact can love your wife deeply, and you can love your children whom you brought into this

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Climb Everest in 4 Weeks for 95.000 Euro

Time is a valuable commodity. We are about to change the fundamentals of high-mountain expeditions. Mount Everest in 4 weeks! While a regular Everest expedition can require almost two months, our Everest Flash expedition takes only 4 weeks while increasing safety and chances of success. One of the main reasons for a failed climb of an 8000m summit is the

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Everest: It’s not about the Summit

In November 2016, Ellis J Stewart from the UK released a self-published story detailing two attempts to climb Mount Everest, in 2014 and again in 2015. The story also detailed his early life and the journey he took to the foot of Everest, twice. This story, which became a paperback and kindle book called Everest: It’s not about the Summit was only

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Messner and the art of not getting killed

Italian mountaineer Reinhold Messner is perhaps one of the world’s last great adventurers: He has climbed the planet’s highest peaks, crossed Antarctica and hunted for the elusive yeti. That he has lived to tell those tales is mainly due to luck, he says. Now 73 years old with an unruly mop of gray hair and a full beard, the man

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