Expedition

Mt. Everest Day, celebrating the 65th Anniversary of first ascent

On May 29, 1953 at 11: 30 am, Sir Edmund Hillary from New Zealand and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa from Nepal became the first people to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the highest point on earth. Since then, nearly 5,000 have made it to the summit of Mt Everest. Nepal celebrates Mt. Everest Day every year on 29th May to mark the anniversary of first ascent

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Who are sherpa

Who are Sherpa?

Who are Sherpa? The term Sherpa comes from two different words Shar ‘’east’’ and waa ‘’people’’. So together Sherpa means ‘people from the east’ according to the ethnic Sherpa language. Contrary to popular usage, a Sherpa is a member of an ethnic group from the mountainous region of Nepal, the Himalayas – not necessarily a high-altitude porter or climber. However, in trekking and expedition area,

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Manaslu Expedition

Mt Manaslu records year’s first autumn 8000m summit

At least five rope-fixing Sherpas successfully stood atop Mt Manaslu on Monday morning becoming the first team to climb the world’s eighth highest peak in the autumn season, according to expedition organiser. Karma Gyalzen Sherpa, Nga Tashi Sherpa, Damai Sarki Sherpa, Dawa Chiring and Phurba Tashi Sherpa successfully climbed the 8,163m-peak by fixing rope to the main summit point at 9:54am. “Karma Gyalzen Sherpa informed

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Pluto’s mountains named after Tenzing Norgay, Edmund Hillary

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has announced that newly discovered Pluto’s mountain ranges now officially bear the names of legendary mountaineers Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Sir Edmund Hillary, who first stood atop the world’s highest peak in 1953. “Tenzing Montes and Hillary Montes are mountain ranges honoring Tenzing Norgay (1914–1986) and Sir Edmund Hillary (1919–2008), the mountaineers were the first to reach the summit

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Cho Oyu, Shisapangma & Everest officially closed for climbing in Autumn 2017 from Tibet side

The Chinese government has officially closed Mt Everest and other mountains from climbing in the upcoming autumn season from Tibetan side saying that the mountaineering sector witnessed a series of problems including an illegal north-south traverse by a polish climber on the roof of the world last month. Issuing a circular today, China Tibet Mountaineering Association announced that Chinese authorities would not issue any climbing

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Everest-North-Ridge-Expedition

5 STAGES TO MAKING YOUR EVEREST AMBITION A REALITY

At 8 AM on the 19th of May 2012, I had the honour of standing on the highest point on Earth, the summit of Mount Everest. There was nowhere higher for me to climb and the whole world was just there sprawled out below me. On that day, aged 21, I became one of the youngest British women to summit the highest mountain on Earth.

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Annapurna circuit trek

ALTITUDE SICKNESS: HOW TO PREVENT, RECOGNISE AND TREAT IT

Written by  Tara Scarfe Trekking, climbing or skiing at altitude? Travel health nurse Tara Scarfe has advice on how to prevent, recognise and treat altitude sickness. Altitude sickness is an issue faced by many adventurous travellers and it’s not just those climbing mountains like Kilimanjaro (5,895m) or Island Peak (6,189m), as you might expect. Altitude sickness, also known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), can be

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Everest sees summiteers after 2 years

File photo of 2012: Climbers approaching summit of Mt. Everest A team of nine (9) highly experienced Sherpas were assigned the highly challenging task of route fixing to summit have successfully scaled and reached the summit of Mt. Everest from the south side at 5:02 pm (local time). It is a proud moment for them as this is the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest

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Icefall Doctors back to Everest

Feb 28, 2016- Icefall doctors are back to business on the world’s highest mountain. A team of 10 icefall doctors has left for the base camp from Namche, according to Kapindra Rai, programme officer at the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee (SPCC). The specialist team will fix the route between Everest’s Base Camp, across the notorious Khumbu icefall, to Camp 2 at, which was swept away

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