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Girls of Everest, part 4

24th March 2012 | 0 comments

Over the last week, we’ve been speaking to some of the young women who are heading off to the Himalayas this spring to attempt Everest, and today we chat to  the young woman who’s already been there and done it, Bonita Norris. Bonita came to prominence after summiting Everest in 2010 at the age of 22, and has since climbed …

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Girls of Everest, part 3

19th March 2012 | 1 comment.

Over the last few days we’ve been featuring some of the young British women heading to the Himalayas this season to attempt  to climb Everest, and today we speak to the most ambitious of them all, 18-year old Leanna Shuttleworth. Leanna will be attempting this April to become the first woman ever to summit two 8000m peaks in 24 hours, …

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Girls of Everest, part 2

15th March 2012 | 1 comment.

This week we’re featuring some of the young women who are hoping to make their names on Everest this year, and after we spoke to Becky Bellworthy yesterday, it’s time to speak to 21-year old Mollie Hughes, who is leaving for Nepal at the end of this month. So what inspired Mollie to want to climb Everest? “I’ve been hooked …

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Girls of Everest, part 1

14th March 2012 | 1 comment.

This spring sees an unprecedented number of young, British females attempting to climb and break records on Everest. Over the next few days, we will be talking to three of the young women in question, and also getting some comments from the girl whose record they are trying to break,  T&M’s own Bonita Norris. We start with 20-year old Beck …

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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, …

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Jordan Romero completes Seven Summits

15th January 2012 | 0 comments

At the end of December, 15-year old American Jordan Romero completed his Seven Summits by summiting Mount Vinson in the Antarctic. Jordan, who became the youngest person to have completed the Seven Summits, began his quest back in 2006 when he climbed Kilimanjaro at age 10. Controversy ensued when he attempted Everest in 2010 aged just 13, with criticism coming …

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Venables on Shipton

14th January 2012 | 0 comments

Mountaineer, author and Trek & Mountain contributor Stephen Venables is giving a series of lectures on legendary adventurer Eric Shipton over the coming weeks. One of the greatest mountain explorers of the twentieth century, Shipton was a team-member on all four Everest expeditions during the 1930’s and found the route that Hillary and Tenzing would follow to the top of …

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Adele aims for 8000ers

19th October 2011 | 0 comments

Leading high altitude mountaineer Adele Pennington has recently unveiled plans to become the first British woman to summit every 8,000m peak in the world, as well as taking in the Seven Summits, four of which she has already conquered, with just Aconcagua, Mt Elbrus and Indonesia’s Carstensz Pyramid left to go. Pennington already holds a world record for being the …

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Interview: Conrad Anker

28th September 2011 | 0 comments

Was George Mallory the first man to summit Everest? Mountaineer Conrad Anker talks to Bethan Williams about how he retraced Mallory’s fateful 1924 climb in a quest for answers… In 1999 renowned American mountaineer Conrad Anker made a discovery that reverberated around the globe. High in Mount Everest’s ‘death zone’ he found the body of George Mallory – 75 years …

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Interview: Kenton Cool

4th August 2011 | 0 comments

Having recently achieved his ninth (yup, ninth) summit of Everest, Kenton Cool tells Trek & Mountain how he got to the top of the guiding game, and what the future holds… Having successfully summited Mount Everest for the ninth time last month, Kenton Cool now holds the British world record for the most ascents of the world’s highest mountain. But …