Everest Challenge Sir Ranulph Fiennes is climbing Everest for Marie Curie Cancer Care’s Delivering Choice Programme. Marie Curie Cancer Care..
Route: South East Ridge. Website – www.everestchallenge.org.uk
In this video, Sir Ranulph Fiennes talks about the trek to Camp 1. Perhaps unexpectedly, it is not the cold that concerns him most, it is the extreme heat they will face on the Western Cwm.
The Western Cwm, often called the ‘Valley of Silence’, is a glacial valley at the foot of the Lhotse Face […]
Team Marie Curie set off to Camp 1 yesterday in the next phase of the acclimatisation process.
In this video post, Kenton Cool talks about this part of the attempt to summit Everest.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has today headed into the Khumbu Icefall up to Camp 1. This will be his third time climbing in the notorious Icefall, which has already seen one climber helicoptered out with an injury caused by falling ice.
The Icefall lies at the head of the Khumbu Glacier. It was described by the Sunday […]
At 4.30am this morning, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie emerged from their tents to begin their first climb up to Camp 1. The nightly boom of avalanches and the eerie cracks of the glacier were joined by the sound of tent zips opening and boots crunching on the glacial rubble as the team […]
Team Marie Curie has trekked to the Khumbu Icefall from Everest Base Camp, as part of the ongoing acclimatisation process essential for a successful summit of the mountain.
The group left their tents at 5.30am and headed for the Icefall, which is found at an altitude of 5,486 metres at the head of the Khumbu Glacier, […]
At Everest Base Camp and on the way to the summit, climbers will see memorial stones dedicated to those people who made an attempt on the mountain never to return. For every 10 successful attempts to climb Everest there is usually one death.
One of the most tragic accidents in recent times occurred in 1996 when […]
The Puja Ceremony takes place at Base Camp and is the starting point for all Everest expeditions. Before any Sherpa or team member steps foot on the mountain, a Lama holds the ceremony in order to pay homage to the mountain deity.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes joined the ceremony where climbers brought their equipment, crampons, axes and […]
After an eight day trek through the Sagamarta National Park, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has reached Everest Base Camp. Sir Ranulph now begins the long acclimatisation process which will eventually see him make a bid for the summit of the world’s highest mountain in May.
Sir Ranulph said: “By the time we first saw Base Camp in […]
Sir Ranulph Fiennes has arrived at base camp after a week long trek. The team are setting up their equipment and are busy settling into their new surroundings; we will have some images of their arrival soon.
In the video above, Sir Ranulph Fiennes is filmed en-route at Namche Bazaar, about half-way to Everest base camp, […]
We know that the Marie Curie team is but a short step away from Base Camp and we wait to hear when they have actually reached the camp.
Located at an altitude of 5,380 metres, Base Camp on Mount Everest is the camp area used by climbers during their ascent and descent of the highest mountain […]
April 12th, 2008 |
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