Everest

Finding Fire: Swiss Alpinist Ueli Steck Back on Himalaya

Will Ross | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
Will Ross

Nicknamed 'The Swiss Machine', Steck is known for his outstanding ability in alpine free climbing. Since setting a number speed records up Europe's highest mountains, the last few years have seen Steck focus on climbing in the Himalayas to peaks in excess of 8000m. The joint ascent of Everest and Lohtse was one of Steck's major high altitude bids for 2013.

Seven Reasons Why 'Splash!' Is Great

Eddie Richards | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Eddie Richards

As storms braced Britain, the nation curled up on the sofa to watch former EastEnders actor Ricky Groves, the little one from dance troupe Diversity, every thirtysomething's first crush, presenter Michaela Strachan, Hollyoaks brainbox Gemma Merna and TOWIE's Gemma Collins take on their most terrifying reality TV challenge yet.

Yoga and Climbing

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

I first discovered climbing really existed as a sport, when I saw my local climbing wall in Harrogate. I had heard about it. But it was a fictitious place.... I had met people who had been there but I had not seen it for myself.

WATCH: World's Highest BASE Jump Marks 60th Anniversary Of Everest Climb

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

An extreme sports star from Russia has made the world's highest BASE jump, leaping from Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent...

Charity Fundraiser Scales Everest For Epic Fifth Time

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK

One of the UK's most prominent fundraisers has just completed an epic ascent of Mount Everest - for the fifth time. David Tait, a deeply committed ...

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition. Dispatch 17

David Tait | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK
David Tait

The avalanche of a few days ago was a moment when the value of those you love crystalizes in microseconds. Previously I may even have considered the near-death experience a "rush", but now all I can focus on is how desperately I want to once again see Vanessa and the boys.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 15

David Tait | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 14

David Tait | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 13

David Tait | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 12

David Tait | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I

NSPCC/Tait/Everest 2013 - Dispatch 11

David Tait | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of whom was I.

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch Nine

David Tait | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

We had been assured by the Katmandu Helicopter Company that the aircraft would be with us soon after 07:15, but in typical Nepali style, if finally clattered into view at the foot of the valley an hour late. This wouldn't have been too much of a problem were it not for the extreme cold.

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch Eight

David Tait | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

Unzipping the tent showered me in ice crystals, but finally, and a little unsteadily in stood upright and gazed around at the beautiful scene. I trudged to the wash-tent and with a -10 ambient temperature, set about shaving.

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 7

David Tait | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

With a bitter wind at our backs we set off across the boulder strewn river plain at little more than a snails-pace - our priority to get Ethan to Lobouche on one piece.

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition. Dispatch 6

David Tait | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

Straight up. There was no alternative way to exit sleepy Phortse and still be heading towards our intended destination Pheriche, [the next stop on our journey to BC] than straight up the steep, hill that flanked this picturesque village.

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition - Dispatch 5

David Tait | Posted 05.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

Yesterday had turned into a bit of an epic. After racing up and down the mountain that backstops Khumjung, I had decided that it was time to give myself a decent wash. Over the years Phurba's Lodge has added a number of improvements including a solar-powered electric shower.

NSPCC/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition

David Tait | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

My name is David Tait - I'm an NSPCC Trustee and 'charity mountaineer' having now successfully climbed Mount Everest four times - in 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2011. I climb to raise both awareness and money for the many violated kids - one of which was me. This is my first of many dispatches that will accompany my effort to summit for the fifth time.

Matthew Safe From His Climb to the Top of the World

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

Matthew safely made it to the summit of Everest in the early hours of Saturday morning. He is now back at Base Camp, resting.

PICTURES: Wounded Ex-Servicemen Prepare For Everest Climb

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.04.2012 | UK

The Walking With The Wounded team rested on Good Friday as they prepared to spend the next seven weeks living in tents. However the five injured so...

Preparing to Climb Mount Everest

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

Climbing Everest is so much more than the 20 minutes spent on top of the world. When I climb, I think it is good to remember why I am doing these big expeditions especially when there is often quite a lot of suffering encountered with high altitude mountaineering. The first thought is always for the pleasure and love of climbing. The love of the sport was the first thing that brought me to climbing, so it is always a powerful emotion to remember. I am hoping to raise £8,848, the same height as Everest in metres, for the charity Global Angels.

Climbing Everest

Sue Harper Todd | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Lifestyle
Sue Harper Todd

Everyone has their own Everest in life and there are some women in this world who are overcoming seemingly insurmountable challenges every day of their lives