An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his attempt to scale Mount Everest, in an effort to reclaim his title as the oldest man to reach the summit.
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Nawang Gombu Sherpa was the youngest member of the 1953 expedition which made the first ascent of Mount Everest. He later reached the summit himself and subsequently became the first person to climb Everest twice. His entrée to the comparatively lucrative world of high altitude mountaineering was made possible by his uncle, Tenzing Norgay, who reached the summit in 1953 with Edmund Hillary.
Joseph Dalton Hooker, renowned botanist, close friend of Charles Darwin and global explorer, also produced the earliest Western sketch of a little-known geologic feature called Mount Everest, it emerged this week.
“This is going to hurt,” thought Adam Potter, as he fell off the side of a Scottish mountain on Saturday afternoon.
3G service is now available on the world's most-famous peak, including video calling
Of the 50 climbers who reached the peak of the world's highest mountain in the early hours of yesterday morning, one stood head and shoulders below the rest.
A 13-year-old American boy became the youngest climber to reach the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, coming one step away his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents
It is one of the enduring riddles of mountaineering: were Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay the first men to conquer Mount Everest, as is officially recorded, or were they beaten to the summit nearly 30 years earlier by the British climbers George Mallory and Andrew Irvine?
My parents were ... My late dad taught me to climb when I was very young; my mum was and remains brilliantly wacky.