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Bonington and Scott to 'climb Everest again' for Nepal

15th May 2015 | 0 comments

40 years after the first British ascent of Everest, Sir Chris Bonington and Doug Scott team up once again to launch #ClimbForCAN, a campaign to raise funds which will go to the Community Action Nepal (CAN) Earthquake Appeal. Starting June 12th, they will lead an ‘expedition’ to scale the height of Everest (8,848m) on the ice wall at King Kong …

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Sir Chris Bonington to receive Piolets d’Or

9th April 2015 | 0 comments

  This weekend the 2015 Piolet d’Or awards for alpinism takes place in Chamonix and Courmayeur and among the recipients is Sir Chris Bonington who will receive the seventh Piolet d’Or Career award; the first of which was presented to Walter Bonatti in 2009. The Piolet d’Or event starts on April 9th in Chamonix, where there will be a screening of Jeff Lowe’s …

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MHT wins funding for Joe Tasker archive

17th March 2014 | 0 comments

The Mountain Heritage Trust – an outdoor body which works to document Britain’s climbing history – has recently been awarded a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of more than £40,000 to preserve the papers and writings of mountaineer Joe Tasker. Made up of correspondence, artefacts, photographs and literary manuscripts from Joe’s life as a climber and mountaineer of the world’s greater …

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Signed mountaineering print up for auction

7th August 2013 | 0 comments

A photographic print signed by a bevy of British mountaineering greats is currently being auctioned to raise funds for the Boardman Tasker Prize. The print displays features Peter Boardman and Joe Tasker resting at 28,000ft during their ascent of Kangchenjunga, with Mount Everest in the background. The prize, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, awards grants to authors who …

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Everest 60th anniversary – one day to go!

28th May 2013 | 0 comments

Sixty years ago today, the 1953 team were pushing up the South-East Ridge to Camp IX (Ridge Camp) at 27,900ft, from where Hillary and Tenzing would make their summit push the following morning. George Lowe, Ang Nyima and Alf Gregory dropped supplies here before retreating to the South Col from where they would watch Hillary and Tenzing’s progress with anticipation. …

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Signed Everest paintings auctioned for charity

13th March 2012 | 2 comments.

A 25-strong team from St. James’s Place Wealth Management will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in early April, raising funds for their Company Foundation, which has so far made grants in excess of £20 million over the last 20 years. As part of the fund-raising efforts, an Aberdeenshire-based artist, Peter Goodfellow, was commissioned to paint two paintings of Everest, …