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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby Scott » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:41 pm

Here in the UK it is the start of Winter.


Just for clarification, according to who?

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/le ... nter-start

I have never heard anyone using that definition.

It would certainly not be considered a winter ascent in the Himalaya.

Interesting thread though.
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:36 pm

Scott wrote:
Here in the UK it is the start of Winter.


Just for clarification, according to who?

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/learning/le ... nter-start

I have never heard anyone using that definition.

It would certainly not be considered a winter ascent in the Himalaya.


Ok, my mistake, an Autumn ascent.
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:36 pm

Possible 10 year Ban on Everest

A committee in Nepal is recommending that the government ban an Indian couple who faked there summit claim with a 10 year ban on Mount Everest.

Possible 10 year Ban on Everest
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby Puma concolor » Thu Aug 25, 2016 7:41 pm

Score one for BuzzFeed.
“What a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that is.” - Dan Quayle
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:26 pm

Puma concolor wrote:Score one for BuzzFeed.


What do you mean by that?
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Sat Aug 27, 2016 8:26 pm

Everest May One Day Be Ice Free

Glaciers may vanish by the end of this century, making the Mount Everest Khumbu Icefall and Lhotse Face become a rock scramble instead.

Everest May One Day Be Ice Free
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Sun Aug 28, 2016 8:57 pm

Fake Everest Claim: Couple BANNED

The Nepal government has imposed a 10-year ban on Pune’s police couple, Dinesh and Tarakeshwari Rathod, who faked their Everest ascent by digitally altering photos.

Fake Everest Claim: Couple BANNED
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby Puma concolor » Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:19 pm

jedicolin wrote:
Puma concolor wrote:Score one for BuzzFeed.


What do you mean by that?


Only that they broke the story and got it right.

Thanks for your posts on this issue.
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:22 am

New Poll

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

If you were on the 1924 Everest Expedition who would you want as your climbing partner?

George Mallory
Noel Odell
Charles Bruce
Edward Norton
Theodore Somervell

Please take your vote at Mount Everest The British Story

Results from last months question

Xu Jing said he saw Irvine's body below the First Step in 1960, why didn’t any searches find him?

Xu Jing was mistaken 12%
Irvine was avalanched off 37%
They looked in the wrong place 37%
Something else 14%
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Sep 02, 2016 6:47 pm

Climbers going for New Everest Records

With the start of this year’s autumn climbing season, the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, is all set to receive two renowned climbers from different continents as they aim to set the new records in the climbing history.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:46 pm

68yr old Aiming for Everest in 2017

Malaysia’s oldest mountaineer 68 year old James Lee Chong Meng will begin training soon to prepare himself to conquer Mount Everest in April next year.

68yr old Aiming for Everest in 2017
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:09 pm

Everest Climbers are Spoon Fed

Santosh Yadav, the first woman to climb Mount Everest twice, on Sunday blamed commercialisation for the series of deaths which has plagued mountaineering this season and created a bad publicity for the adventure sport.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Tue Sep 13, 2016 7:13 pm

Historic Mountaineering Images

A National Archive of Historic Mountaineering Images is to be launched by the British Mountaineering Council (BMC) later this year.

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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:33 pm

The Epic of Everest

Thursday 22nd September 2016 - BBC 4 - 10pm

A remarkable film record of the legendary Everest expedition of 1924, newly restored by the BFI National Archive.

The Epic of Everest
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Re: Mount Everest News

Postby jedicolin » Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:01 pm

Everest Attempt Postponed

Kilian Jornet returns from Everest without having climbed the world’s highest mountain. Bad weather conditions during the final stage of the expedition have forced him to abandon the attempt to climb Everest via the north face.

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