Mountaineering

Planet Appetite: Walking on Thin Ice in Chamonix, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Alps in winter are not just for skiing but also for hiking but you need special gear for glaciers and also great courage.

How to Love at High Altitude

Suzy Madge | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Suzy Madge

You know the feeling when you're so knackered you're being sucked into the vortex of your own bed. Then imagine there is so little oxygen in the air, you'd be better off breathing with a plastic bag over your head. It's as warm as a freezer, the wind is so strong it's lifting up the sides of the tent. And your partner is frisky.

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...

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.

WATCH: Drones Map Matterhorn In Just Six Hours

Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Tech

Drones often get a bad rap - they always seem to be killing civilians, taking over the sea/air or ruining weddings. But they are used for good as w...

Part Three: The Fine Line Between Life and Death - Selfishness

Adrian Hayes | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK Sport
Adrian Hayes

Across the world, mountaineers, adventurers and explorers continue in increasing numbers to pit themselves against nature, push the boundaries of possibilities and, when successful, enjoy the sheer exhilaration of conquering and achieving a major goal. It is a raw and empowering feeling that is hard to compare in our increasingly sanitized, consumerist and materialistic society.

Scafell-O-Pod

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

A fresh octopus has been found dead near the top of England's highest mountain. The pasty-white, limp carcass was discovered by a team of volunteer...

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.

Sundance London: A Diary - Days Three and Four

Greg Wetherall | Posted 01.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Greg Wetherall

If LFF is the Glastonbury of film festivals, then Sundance London is becoming the Latitude or Bestival. It is more intimate, cosy and it feels uniquely special. It provides an important distillation of the best of the independent scene and deserves to remain an annual event in the coming years.

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 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 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.

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.

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.

My Award-Winning Charity Challenge

Richard Parks | Posted 16.04.2013 | Home
Richard Parks

I was immensely proud that my challenge raised funds in aid of Marie Curie Cancer Care. They're are an awesome charity and as many people at some point in their lives are affected by cancer I think people were not only inspired by my efforts during the expedition but really believed in the cause I was trying to help along the way.

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...

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 ...

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 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...