Category Archives: Everest

Base Camp, we have a problem! (Everest 2013)

Everest brawl: climbers fight on famous mountain Police near Mount Everest are investigating reports of a fight on the upper reaches of the world’s highest mountain between two foreign climbers and their Nepalese guides, officials said on Sunday. “We were … Continue reading

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Vale Lincoln Hall

Lincoln Ross Hall, OAM (19 December 1955 – 20 March 2012) was a veteran Australian mountain climber, adventurer, author and philanthropist. Hall was part of the first Australian expedition to climb Mount Everest in 1984, which successfully forged a new … Continue reading

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[TV] The Wildest Dream: Conquest Of Everest

Back in 2004 I read Ghosts of Everest the story of the expedition and search for Mallory & Irvine; Ghosts of Everest: The Search for Mallory & Irvine by Jochen Hemmleb, Eric R. Simonson, Larry A. Johnson (1999) Ghosts of … Continue reading

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Everest 2009

Not a hard place to find following yesterdays Puja ceremony as it’s located close to the point where the prayer flags intersect. Flags that now help define our place in the base camp community and with each breeze send prayers … Continue reading

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55th Anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest

It is fifty five years since Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Everest at 11:30 a.m. local time on May 29, 1953 via the South Col Route. Mount Everest: The historic ascent of 1953 (…) On … Continue reading

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North Side of Everest closed for this season

“Concern over heavy climbing activities, crowded climbing routes and increasing environmental pressures will cause potential safety problems in Qomalangma areas (included Mt. Cho-Oyu) in this Spring season, the limited capacity of reception in addition, we are not able to accept … Continue reading

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Vale Sir Edmund Hillary 1912-2008

A true gentleman, the passing of an icon. Sir Edmund Hillary, the lanky New Zealand mountaineer and explorer who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale the 29,035-foot summit of … Continue reading

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Lincoln Hall interview on Enough Rope tonight

Enough Rope : Monday 30 July Lincoln Hall, the mountain-climber who defied science, history and belief by surviving a night on Mt Everest after he had been left for dead 9:35pm tonight on the ABC Enough Rope With Andrew Denton … Continue reading

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A Deadly Season: Everest 2006

The 2006 has seen a record number of summits (c.500) but with at least 10 fatal accidents confirmed, only south side numbers are confirmed by officials, this years toll will be high. When compared to the record spring season of … Continue reading

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Everest: the cost of climbing

The Everest summit season is on for 2006, and so far there have been 9 deaths (compared with 1996 record of 12 fatalities). There has been a discussion in the popular press about the ethics of rescuing at altitude, or … Continue reading

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