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Everest Death toll rises to five

This week's death toll on Mount Everest has risen to five after Nepalese officials confirmed that two bodies, believed to be a pair of missing Indian climbers, have been found.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/everest-death-toll-rises-five
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Woman dies on Mount Everest

Mount Everest witnessed another casualty after an Australian woman climber died near the Camp IV on Nepal side on Saturday, officials confirmed.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/woman-dies-everest
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Sherpa Falls to his Death

A Nepalese Sherpa guide, accompanying Indian soldiers in their attempt to summit the world's fourth-highest peak Lhotse Face, died today after he slipped and fell 2,000 metres while fixing ropes during the expedition.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/sherpa-falls-death
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Kenton Cool 12th Everest Summit

Britons Kenton Cool and Robert Richard Lucas have reached the summit of Mount Everest, the first foreigners to scale to the top in two years after deadly disasters forced climbers off the mountain. This is summit number 12 for Kenton!

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/everest-summit-kenton-cool
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Mount Everest Summit reached by 9

A Nepali Sherpa led a nine-man team to the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, becoming the first to scale the world's tallest peak from the Nepali side since a deadly earthquake in 2015 and a fatal avalanche the year before forced climbers to retreat.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/nine-reach-summit
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Welsh Rugby Star Everest Climb is Over

Welsh rugby player Richard Parks, who intented to take blood examples on the summit of Mount Everest has ended his climb.

http://www.everest1953.co.uk/richard-pa ... rest-climb
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Dead climber in Snowdon Dead climber in Snowdon

Man dies after falling from Crib Goch - an extremely dangerous ridge on Snowdon: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales ... b-11165049 :cry:
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289 going for Summit of Everest this Season

Two hundred and eighty nine climbers are in a bid to exploit a short window of good weather, which formally begins next week, to stand atop Mount Everest in 2016. Among the bidders, 160 are new climbers.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/289-going-everest-summit
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Mount Everest Poll

New Poll:

I have put up the new Poll question for the month of May, the question is:

"Is using Helicopters to ferry loads (NOT personal things) from BC to Camp 1 on Mount Everest seen as cheating?"

Please take your vote at http://www.everest1953.co.uk thank you!

Results from the April Poll question:

If Mallory and Irvine successfully summited and returned home, would they had continued to climb mountains?

Yes 76%
No 16%
Not sure ...
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