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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Everest watch to be auctioned off

The watch which was worn by Gurkhas to reach the summit of Everest and made by a Stamford firm is to be auctioned off. Watchmakers Loomes and Co, of St Mary’s Hill, Stamford, specifically made the watch for the Mountain Trust. The watch was worn by the Royal Gurkha Regiment climbers to climb Everest in May. Photo Alun Richardson It

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Disabled War Veteran heads for Everest BC for Charity

A disabled war veteran will attempt to trek to the world’s highest mountain next month to raise money for the Kent-based military and disability charity where he works. Former Gurkha Anil Gurung was posted with the British Army in Afghanistan in 2009 where, just 20 days before the end of his tour, he stepped on an explosive device, resulting in

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Female Pilot had rescued climbers from Everest

With peaks over 8,000 metres, the Himalayas continue to beckon an array of experienced and novice climbers from around the globe. These mountains also call to some of the world’s most capable and courageous helicopter pilots — Priya Adhikari is among them. “I went from being a medical student to changing into being a cabin crew for five years. But

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Clearing Everest Garbage is not an Army Job

The recent order by the PMO delivered through the Defence Ministry to the Army to remove garbage etc left by climbers on Mount Everest and pilgrims going to various shrines in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, has caused much dismay and disquiet both amongst the veterans and the serving men. Troops always pitch in 1 The Indian Army has always

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Everest VR on Playstation

Ever feel the urge to climb to the tip of a sublime and awe-inspiring mountain 30,000 feet above sea level but can’t quite bring yourself to put on pants? Then Everest VR on Playstation VR is the game for you! Like Everest itself, the game’s graphics are absolutely breathtaking, plus you’ll have the opportunity to experience all of the majesty

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Sherpas, The true Heroes of Everest

Sherpas The True Heroes of Mount Everest focuses on the hired Sherpas of a Swiss Everest Expedition Team. Among the Sherpas is Dawa, who has accented the Everest summit thirteen times. The film heroically showcases the role of Sherpas who make it possible for the big-pocketed Western climbers to reach the summit. Among other revelations, the film chronicles the Sherpas

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New Poll for October

I have added a new poll question for the month of October. What caused George Mallory to fall on that fateful day in 1924? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question Do you think that the Nepal earthquake in 2015 changed the height of Mount Everest? Yes 61% No 21% Not Sure 18%

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30 Women off to Everest Base Camp

A team of 30 women are set to swap the rolling hills of Herefordshire for the mountains of Nepal when they take on the challenge of a lifetime. The group will be trekking to Everest base camp – some 17,600ft above sea level – in a bid to raise £120,000 for charity, and are setting off today (Friday, September 29).

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1963 Everest Leader has died

Swiss-American mountaineer and film maker Norman Dyhrenfurth, leader of the successful American Mount Everest expedition of 1963, died on Sunday in a clinic in Salzburg. He was 99. If you want to go down in Himalayan history, you have to do more than just climb an 8,000-metre peak, said the Neue Zürcher Zeitungexternal on Wednesday. Dyhrenfurth, explained other German-language newspapers,

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