Mount Everest

Everest VR Lets You Summit The World's Highest Mountain Without Leaving The House

The Huffington Post | Oscar Williams | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Tech

If you’ve always wanted to climb Everest, but don’t fancy risking your life in the process, the latest virtual reality experience for Oculus Rift ...

How Nepal Became One Of Lonely Planet's Top Travel destinations for 2017 (And Why It Feels Like It's Finally The Country's Time To Shine)

Gavin Bate | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Gavin Bate

Indeed, tourism is one of the few industries in Nepal where locals have the opportunity to forge a good career. Apart from hydroelectricity, tourism is Nepal's only natural resource, so natural disasters like the recent earthquake have enormous implications, putting the whole country under great strain with a devastating impact on tourism.

A Vegan Died on Mount Everest, Papers Are Keen to Tell Us - Not That She Was an Academic, A Wife, And an Experienced Climber

Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK
Kathryn Snowdon

Three people died in as many days on Mount Everest this weekend. One was a vegan. Maria Strydom wanted to "prove that vegans can do anything and more" by climbing seven summits in seven continents. How foolish of her.

Three People Die In As Many Days While Climbing Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 23.05.2016 | UK

Three mountaineers have died in as many days on Mount Everest, while 30 climbers remain ill on the world's tallest mountain. Indian climber Subash Pau...

Worried Amanda Reveals Sister Is Stuck On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Amanda Holden has revealed that her sister Debbie is currently stuck on Mount Everest following an avalanche caused by the Nepal earthquake. READ M...

Stranded Britons Face Race Against Time In Nepal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK

Rescuers are in a "race against time" to save people stranded after the Nepal earthquake, one of those who is trapped has said. James Grieve, a 52...

A Massive Earthquake Has Just Leveled Much Of Katmandu

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Chris York | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK

A huge earthquake has struck Nepal killing more than 1,100 people according to reports, leveling houses and centuries old temples. It also triggere...

Someone Filmed Mount Everest In 4K, From 20,000 Feet

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Tech

Why do people climb Mount Everest? Why do they go up there to die, to pollute, to (usually) fail and spend thousands doing it? This 4K video - one ...

There Is Too Much Poo On Mount Everest

Posted 04.03.2015 | UK

A surplus of human poo on Mount Everest is causing pollution and threatening to spread disease on the world’s highest peak. More than 700 climbe...

The 1977 Everest Expedition Sums Up Why I Love New Zealanders

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Kevin O'Donnell

This is what I love about New Zealanders, even with the odds stacked against them nothing would stop them a fair go at the world highest mountain. They didn't reach the top but writing off their effort would be like watching a man with no legs get to the twenty fifth mile of a marathon and not being impressed...

Playboy Prince Harry Has A Chilled Out Night

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 17.11.2013 | UK

News that Prince Harry had slept the night in a freezer would have once been front page fodder; the result of a large night out on the lash with the l...

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...

Everest Video Call Angers Nepalese Government

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Tech

Celebrated as a landmark in mobile communication, the world's first ever smartphone video call from the peak of Mount Everest has not amused the Nepal...

Nspcc/Tait 2013 Everest Expedition: Dispatch 20

David Tait | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK
David Tait

Above the Hillary one senses success - the approach ridge is guarded by a furious gale, seemingly hidden until this precise moment. It rears, screams in your ears, sears your exposed skin and tries desperately to throw you like an unwanted intruder from your precarious path.

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 18

David Tait | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
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 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.

British Climber Hurt After Row At 21,000 Feet

PA | Posted 30.04.2013 | UK

A British climber has described the moment he was caught up in a terrifiying brawl on the slopes of Mount Everest. Jonathan Griffith said he and tw...

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.

Dispatch 2 - Kathmandu - Lukla - Monju, 31st March 2013.

David Tait | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK
David Tait

Kathmandu air-traffic control found a reason to deny our helicopter permission to pick us up from the Hyatt pad. No explanation was forthcoming - just no. So, at 6am we crowded into an ancient battered small coach and rumbled out onto Kat's dawn, but already bustling street.

PICS: Climb The World's Tallest Mountains With Google Street View

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Tech

Fancy climbing the world's tallest mountains? No need to get up - Google's done it for you. After already visiting the Grand Canyon, the Great Barr...

Ranulph Fiennes To Be Evacuated From The Antarctic After Suffering Severe Frostbite

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.02.2013 | UK

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to be evacuated from the Antarctic after suffering severe frostbite, it was announced on Monday. The explorer is said to be...

PICS: Two Billion Pixel Image Captured Of The World's Tallest Mountain

Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Tech

A stunning two billion pixel image of Mount Everest has allowed internet users to scale the world's tallest mountain from their desktops. The incre...

PICS: Everest Photographed From Space Station By Russian Cosmonaut

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Tech

UPDATE: Nasa has admitted the photo was not of Everest, but another mountain. Nasa might have captured a picture of the oldest galaxy above our hea...