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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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 […]