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Teen Climber Stirs Controversy with Everest Summit

A 13-year-old American made history on 22 May by becoming the youngest person to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Jordan Romero tackled the dangerous peak in his quest to conquer the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on all seven continents. But his climb has attracted as much criticism as it has praise, with […]

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SA Climbers on Everest

On the South side of Everest, Mandy Ramsden from Johannesburg successfully summitted at 03h30 (Nepalese time) on Saturday morning (22nd) , thereby becoming the first South African woman to achieve the “7 Summits” and 30 minutes before her, Tony Hampson-Tindale, also from Johannesburg, reached the summit. Tony now has now successfully completed six of the […]

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China, Nepal resolve Mt Everest height row

The great mountain lies on the border between the two countries and they have disagreed for nearly 150 years over its exact height, which Nepal had put at 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) — nearly 13 feet more than the measurement used by China.

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Climbing 8000m Peaks – Part Two

In the second part of his article on climbing 8000m peaks, Roland Hunter examines the key points for success on the world’s highest mountains: climbing strategies and acclimatisation, altitude medication, rescue precautions, good communications, and porter welfare. Roland is an experienced Himalayan mountaineer and expedition organiser, and is the founder of The Mountain Company.

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Sherpa to climb Everest for 20th time

Apa Sherpa, who holds the record for the number of successful climbs to the summit of Mount Everest, has often said that he makes the death-defying ascent so that his children won’t ever have to. Now, as he prepares to attempt to reach Everest’s peak for the 20th time, the 49-year-old is grateful for the […]

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