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Kilian Jornet sets ‘fastest known time’ for Everest ascent

Kilian Jornet sets ‘fastest known time’ for Everest ascent

Alone, in a single climb and without oxygen or fixed ropes, Jornet has reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain (8,484 m) The climb, which forms part of the Summits of My Life project, sets a new “Fastest Known Time” of 26 hours from the Everest Base Camo (5,100 m) to the summit at 8,484 m Due to stomach problems Jornet didn’t complete the descent to the Everest Base Camp and is currently recovering at the … Read entire article »

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Ueli Steck dies on Everest

Ueli Steck dies on Everest

Legendary Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck has been killed in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt to traverse Lhotse and Everest. According to the Himalayan Times, “A group of six rescuers discovered a body of the multiple-record holder mountaineer near Nuptse Face of Mt Everest where he could have slipped and fell on the ice-covered slope. “The team has collected the scattered parts of the climber’s body.” A Fishtail Air helicopter has also been sent to … Read entire article »

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Kilian Jornet to attempt speed record on Everest

Kilian Jornet to attempt speed record on Everest

After breaking records on mountains around the world, Kilian Jornet, in the final part of his ‘Summits of my Life’ project will be attempting to establish the record for ascending Everest, by a little-used route on the north face of the peak.   The expedition is to take place in August and September and will be undertaken in alpine-style, the purest and most minimalist, without oxygen, fixed ropes or high-altitude camps and with only light equipment. “Everest will probably be … Read entire article »

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Parks to climb Everest for science

Parks to climb Everest for science

Richard Parks has announced his upcoming project to become the first person in history to collect a blood sample and muscle biopsy from the summit of Mount Everest, which he aims climb without using supplemental oxygen. Project Everest Cynllun is a collaborative British research expedition that will showcase the effects of extreme altitude on the body and mind. By challenging an otherwise healthy human brain in a hypoxic (low oxygen) environment, Richard and his team of … Read entire article »

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‘Everest’s Deadliest Day’ discussion at RGS

‘Everest’s Deadliest Day’ discussion at RGS

A panel of top mountaineers from the UK are to discuss the recent avalanche on Everest’s South Face, killing 16 Sherpas. On 9th October, the panel will be discussing the avalanche that occurred on 18th April, the ramifications for future Himalayan climbing, and Nepal’s economy. The discussion will feature multi-media presentations, and will be moderated by Ben Ayers, a resident of Nepal for the last 15 years and currently the Nepal Country Director for the dZi Foundation. The panel … Read entire article »

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