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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:25 am

Everest Air on TV

Mountaineer Jeff Evans stars in the TV series "Everest Air" that aims to show another side of Everest: the dangers, but also the heroes, who put their own lives at risk to save others.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:05 pm

1921 to 1953 British Mount Everest Expeditions

The 1921 to 1953 British Mount Everest page on 'Mount Everest The British Story' has been updated with more information such as:
Sherpas Names, Climbers Age and Official Expedition Book

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:35 pm

Modified Car at Everest Base Camp

Kah Chuan Hoong is living the dream. He’s driving one of the quickest cars ever built on a road trip from Singapore to Mount Everest base camp and back.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Tue Nov 01, 2016 6:39 pm

I have added a new poll question for the month of November.

Do you think Mallory had 'summit fever' and would had risked all to reach the summit?

Please take your vote at Mount Everest The British Story

Results from last months question

If Mount Everest was a thousand foot higher do you think the summit would be reached?

Yes 61%
No 28%
Not Sure 11%
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:30 pm

Mount Everest is Tourism not Alpinism

Legendary mountaineer Reinhold Messner, has said that climbing Mount Everest today is tourism and not traditional alpinism.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:32 pm

UK Everest Climber Wins Adward

Gavin Bate, who has been on Mount Everest six times to help desperate families has been praised by the Prime Minister and won the UK Point of Light award.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Wed Nov 09, 2016 6:42 pm

George Mallory's House up for Auction

A Victorian country mansion, whose turrets first inspired Everest hero George Mallory to climb, is set to be auctioned off cheaply after being left to rot. 

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Nov 11, 2016 7:31 pm

China to build Tourism Centre near Everest

China has announced an ambitious plan to develop alpine tourism in Gangkar, a small Tibetan town near the North side of Mount Everest.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:18 pm

Mount Everest is Calling

Dávid Klein and his climbing partner, Szilárd Suhajda, want to become the first Hungarians to summit Mount Everest without the use of oxygen tanks.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Wed Nov 16, 2016 6:45 pm

Drugs on Mount Everest

A survey has found that 43 percent of respondents used Diamox, 5 percent reported using Dexamethasone and 4 percent had used sildenafil on Mount Everest.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Mon Nov 21, 2016 7:42 pm

Renowned Mountaineer Hasan Sadpara has Died

Renowned mountaineer Hasan Sadpara passed away in Rawalpindi on Monday (today). He was diagnosed in having with blood cancer.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Wed Nov 23, 2016 9:42 pm

Good or Bad News for Everest?

The International Mountaineering Center near Everest will have a “mountaineering museum; rental and repair centers for cars, motorbikes and bicycles and restaurants and accommodation.

Good or Bad News for Everest?
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby rgg » Thu Nov 24, 2016 1:12 pm

jedicolin wrote:Good or Bad News for Everest?

The International Mountaineering Center near Everest will have a “mountaineering museum; rental and repair centers for cars, motorbikes and bicycles and restaurants and accommodation.

Good or Bad News for Everest?



Nothing wrong with the idea in principle; whether it's going to be good or bad will depend on how it will be put in practice. Providing jobs to the local community is good, but if tourists come in large numbers, that could be bad for this fragile environment.

I assume that those aiming to climb Everest are only a fraction of the target audience, because I don't see how the expenditure for this center could ever be justified otherwise. Hikers, for example, form a much larger market. And to go one step further: with easy access to Everest, the future might literally bring bus loads of tourists on day trips! Not necessarily bad, but whatever happens, we'll have to wait and see if it's sustainable.
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:00 pm

rgg wrote:
jedicolin wrote:Good or Bad News for Everest?

The International Mountaineering Center near Everest will have a “mountaineering museum; rental and repair centers for cars, motorbikes and bicycles and restaurants and accommodation.

Good or Bad News for Everest?



Nothing wrong with the idea in principle; whether it's going to be good or bad will depend on how it will be put in practice. Providing jobs to the local community is good, but if tourists come in large numbers, that could be bad for this fragile environment.

I assume that those aiming to climb Everest are only a fraction of the target audience, because I don't see how the expenditure for this center could ever be justified otherwise. Hikers, for example, form a much larger market. And to go one step further: with easy access to Everest, the future might literally bring bus loads of tourists on day trips! Not necessarily bad, but whatever happens, we'll have to wait and see if it's sustainable.


I totally agree with you. It will provide much needed jobs for local people but it might also mean an overload of tourists. I know its the tourist that will bring the money to the region but do they really want a peaceful, beautiful area being changed?
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Mon Nov 28, 2016 8:01 pm

Earthquake 16 km from Mount Everest

A Nepali Sherpa mountaineer was killed and a British mountaineer injured after an avalanche, triggered by an earthquake early on Monday morning on Amadablam.

Earthquake 16 km from Mount Everest
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