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Mick Fowler eyes another first ascent in west Nepal

4th September 2015 | 0 comments

  That man is at it again! British mountaineer Mick Fowler has revealed plans for another first ascent in the Himalaya. In an expedition sponsored by Berghaus, Fowler will make an attempt on an unclimbed 6,000m peak in far west Nepal. Along with regular climbing partner Paul Ramsden and a support team of Steve Burns and Ian Cartwright, he will leave …

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Trek & Mountain 'Khumbu 3 Peaks 2016 Expedition' announced

14th May 2015 | 0 comments

Trek & Mountain has announced its most ambitious expedition for readers of the magazine yet: to climb not one – but THREE – 6,000m trekking peaks in the Khumbu Valley in spring 2016. The triple crown of the Khumbu Valley is an enviable mission taking on Mera Peak, Island Peak and Lobuche in one fantastic adventure of a lifetime. All three of …

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Everest climbers required to collect 8kg of waste

20th March 2014 | 0 comments

Climbers of Mount Everest will soon be required to collect 8kg of rubbish on their descent of the mountain, following new rules released by the Nepalese Government. All mountaineers and support staff climbing beyond Everest Base Camp will  be affected when the new guidelines come into force next month, a change that will coincide with the start of this year’s …

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Nepal increases security on Everest

5th March 2014 | 0 comments

Climbers heading for Mount Everest could soon encounter extra security, following the decision by  Nepal to deploy a team of security officials at base camp. Heightened security levels on the mountain come as a result of last year’s conflict between European mountaineers Ueli Steck and Simone Moro and a group of Sherpa, after a fight broke out regarding the fixing …

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Grant helps team attempt Nepalese face

27th February 2014 | 0 comments

The winners of this year’s Nick Estcourt Award for mountain exploration have been announced, with the Jannu East Face expedition team taking home a £2000 grant. Lead by Matt Helliker, the four-strong team will use the money to part fund their ascent of Jannu East, an unclimbed 7465m peak in the Kangchenjunga region of Nepal. Heading past the Upper Yalung …

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Alpinists make first ascents in Nepal

8th January 2014 | 0 comments

American alpinists Scott Adamson and Christopher Wright have made first ascents of two 6500m peaks in the northwest corner of Nepal’s Khumbu region. The pair established the new routes earlier this year during a month spent on the Lunag Glacier in the Nepalese Himalaya.  After setting up base camp at 5050m on October 10, the men headed first for the …

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Nepali airlines banned from EU

21st December 2013 | 0 comments

Trekkers and mountaineers heading to the Nepalese Himalaya may be forced to find alternative airlines with which to travel, following the banning of all Nepali carriers from operating within the European Union. Recently established by the EU Air Safety Committee, the ban has been put in place to help improve aviation safety in Nepal after seven fatal air crashes claimed …

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MEF offers expedition grants for 2014

30th November 2013 | 0 comments

The Mount Everest Foundation (MEF) are offering expedition grants to climbers who wish to make ascents in remote, unexplored and expensive mountain ranges, with £60,000 set aside for successful applicants in 2014. Thanks to funds donated at the MEF’s 60th anniversary celebrations  this year, the foundation can now offer multiple grants up to a total of £60,000, with a small …

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Nepalese peak recognition bid on hold

28th October 2013 | 0 comments

Despite the suggested recognition of five further 8,000m-plus peaks in Nepal by the International Mountaineering and Climbing Federation (UIAA) earlier this year, indecision between India and Pakistan has now seen the process put on hold. Currently recognised as the home of eight 8,000m-plus peaks, Nepal has been campaigning since 2012 to gain international recognition for five others, in the hope …

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World Expeditions adds further Himalayan camps

9th October 2013 | 0 comments

Adventure travel specialists World Expeditions are soon to expand their number of permanent campsites in the Nepalese Himalaya, due to an increase in trekkers throughout the last two climbing seasons. Designed to improve comfort levels during an expedition, the first set of yak dung fuelled camps were established in 2011, as an environmentally friendly and sustainable alternative to teahouses and …