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Nepalese winter provides best photo opportunities

11th November 2013 | 0 comments

Adventure travel specialists World Expeditions are encouraging walkers and photographers alike to visit Nepal during the quiet winter months for the best photo opportunities. Winter trips throughout January and February are said to offer the best conditions for shots of the mighty Himalaya, due to the contrast of clear blue skies and snow-capped mountains, in addition to being much quieter …

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Doug Scott lecture to raise funds for porter welfare

14th October 2013 | 0 comments

Legendary Himalayan mountaineer Doug Scott will give a lecture this autumn detailing his lifetime of mountaineering in aid of the International Porter Protection Group and his own charity Community Action Nepal. Run entirely by volunteers, the IPPG works to improve the wellbeing of Nepalese mountain guides by ensuring they have access to clothing, boots, shelter, food, medical care and insurance. …

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Alpine Club to host evening of mountain poetry

12th October 2013 | 0 comments

The Alpine Club in London will host an evening of mountain poetry with a difference next month, with Yorkshire born climber Dennis Gray leading the event. Taking place on Tuesday 12 November at 7.30pm, the evening will begin with a review of mountain poetry from Professor Terry Gifford and a historical introduction from Gray. Alpine Club regulars will then be …

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Berghaus athletes take on Great Himalayan Trail

18th September 2013 | 0 comments

Berghaus sponsored athletes Philippe and Anna Gatta will begin their latest adventure on Friday, when they set off for Nepal and the start of the Great Himalayan Trail. Extending over 1,700km and with 88km of vertical ascent covering altitudes of up to 7,000m, the route navigates through some of the highest mountains in the world, including Makalu, Everest and Kangchenjunga, …

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Reel Rock 8 Film Tour 2013

14th September 2013 | 0 comments

The Reel Rock 8 Outdoor Film Tour 2013 will travel to the UK next month as part of a world-wide circuit showcasing the latest adventure and rocksports films to audiences across the globe. Kicking off on October 2 in Lancaster, before journeying to Sheffield, Aviemore, Loch Lomond, London, Penrith, York and Bristol among others, the tour will consist of more …

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Win a walk with Kenton Cool and Lakpa Rita

12th September 2013 | 0 comments

Would you like the chance to spend a day on the hills with Everest mountaineers Kenton Cool and Lakpa Rita Sherpa? If so, don’t miss your chance to enter the BMC’s latest outdoor competition. Four lucky winners will make their way to the Lake District on October 23 where they will join Kenton and Lakpa (along with the Sherpa Adventure …

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Shortlist announced for Boardman Tasker Prize

12th September 2013 | 0 comments

Four works of mountain literature have been shortlisted for this year’s Boardman Tasker Prize, chosen from a total of 30 entries. Created in memory of mountaineers Joe Tasker and Peter Boardman, the prize acknowledges original works of outdoor writing, from first hand mountaineering accounts to historical material and spiritual writing. This year’s contenders include ‘Echoes’, the autobiography of Nick Bullock …

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Cosmic radiation on Everest

11th September 2013 | 0 comments

Scottish climber Bob Kerr will present his research on cosmic radiation to a group of scientists next year after an expedition to Mount Everest saw him collect readings to measure increasing radiation dose rates at high altitude. It is known that doses of cosmic radiation increase at high altitudes due to the thinning of the atmosphere. Through the collection of …

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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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Stricter guidelines set for Everest expeditions

5th August 2013 | 0 comments

Climbers on expedition to Mount Everest will face tighter regulations as of next year, when Nepalese government officials are to be stationed on base camp. The decision follows the conflict faced by mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro earlier this year, when the pair were attacked by a group of Sherpas after allegedly triggering an ice fall at 24,500ft. Precautions …