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Andy Kirkpatrick: ‘Big E (go)’

1st May 2018 | 0 comments

The other day a friend emailed me some questions aimed to help people wanting to head off on their own adventures, covering the often overlooked financial side of things as well how you find the gumption to go on one in the first place.

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Parks to climb Everest for science

2nd April 2017 | 0 comments

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.

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Kilian Jornet to attempt speed record on Everest

28th July 2016 | 0 comments

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 …

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'Everest's Deadliest Day' discussion at RGS

25th September 2014 | 0 comments

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 …

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Kenton Cool to climb world's three highest peaks… in three months

14th July 2014 | 0 comments

World-leading high altitude mountaineer Kenton Cool, famous for summiting Mount Everest an astonishing 11 times, is planning to take climbing to new levels of endurance, discipline and capability in his most daring expedition yet: The Himalayan Trilogy. This is Kenton’s quest for personal excellence and spiritual satisfaction, in what will be one of the most epic feats of human endurance ever …