Mount Everest

The 1977 Everest Expedition Sums Up Why I Love New Zealanders

Kevin O'Donnell | Posted 07.04.2014 | 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...

Disputed Everest Attempt Wins Top Literary Prize

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.01.2013 | Home

A modern-day explorer has won a prestigious literary prize for a book about George Mallory's attempts to climb Mount Everest. Canadian Wade Davis p...

Climber Live-Tweets Terrifying Ascent Of Mount Everest

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.12.2012 | UK Tech

If you're going to climb Mount Everest, you might as well tell people about it. But live-Tweeting the whole climb? That's quite an effort when you're ...

Nepal Plane Crash Latest In Long List Of Tragedies

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

The high number of adventurers drawn to Nepal to climb the world's highest mountains has led to more than its fair share of tragedies. Friday's pla...

Rise of 'Bonsai' to Everest

Davinder Kumar | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Davinder Kumar

Early morning last Saturday, when most of us were fast asleep and the rest still rising from slumber, a young Bangladeshi woman quietly made history. At 9.30 am Nepal time, Nishat Mazumder conquered Everest. The 31-year-old became the first woman from Bangladesh to reach the highest point on the planet.

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.

Three Climbers Dead Descending Everest

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Three climbers have died and two more are missing on a return journey from the summit of Mount Everest. According to the AP, mountain officials sai...

Wounded War Vet Climbers Stranded On Everest Ascent

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

A team of injured soldiers scaling Everest was stranded at camp as the mountain was battered by high speed winds. The Walking With The Wounded grou...

Base Camp - Just the Start

Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton

I've arrived at Base Camp (5350m) - which marks the starting point of where I'll begin my true trip up the mountain. From base camp, climbers typically train and acclimate by travelling and bringing supplies back and forth through the often treacherous Khumbu Icefall.

Wounded Soldiers Test Kit Before Everest Climb

PA | Posted 11.04.2012 | UK

The Walking With The Wounded team have been practising some of the skills they will need to climb Mount Everest. They tested crucial kit such as ha...