Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Everest Challenge – 2 nd report.

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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 –

Sir Ranulph on the re-opening of Everest

Following the re-opening of Everest after the Chinese summit with the Olympic torch, Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie are hoping to set off for the final part of their acclimatisation this weekend. They will ascend to Camp 3 and come back down to Base Camp, and will then wait their turn to set […]

Everest: Open for business

Liz Scarff today reported from Base Camp that restrictions on the Nepalese side of Everest are due to be lifted, allowing climbers to continue their attempts on the mountain.
The Chinese side of Everest has been closed for the season, and climbers on the Nepalese side have been banned from ascending higher than Camp 2 since […]

Everest ER

Medical emergencies in a remote location like Everest can quickly escalate out of control if they are not dealt with quickly and efficiently.
The Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) was established in 1973 to provide advice and medical treatment to trekkers and climbers in the Himalayan region. The aide post at Everest Base Camp was set up […]

Everest weather report

Temperatures on Everest are extreme and unpredictable.
During this expedition, Team Marie Curie is experiencing highs of around freezing and overnight temperatures are dropping to around minus 10 degrees Celcius. This means that the tents freeze up overnight and then when the sun rises in the morning, the ice melts and drips all over the team […]

Anyone for toilet pin bowling?

This toilet at Camp 2 is not a place to linger. It sits surrounded by 5ft square blocks at the bottom of a huge ice cliff on the South Summit face.
The ice cliff is constantly collapsing, spitting out huge boulders that gun straight for this dunny. Use it at your peril – or make like […]

The hard slog to Camp 2

Watching this video gives you a strong impression of the long hard slog that Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie went through to get to Camp 2.
The video shows Team Marie Curie trekking through the blinding white and searing heat of the Western Cwm. The trek from Camp 1 to Camp 2 is relentless […]

Pasang (Friday) with the guardian angels of the mountain

Team Marie Curie is accompanied by Sherpas for their expedition to the summit of Everest. The Sherpa – ‘eastern people’ – live in the Khumbu Valley, the national park surrounding Everest and originate from Eastern Tibet.
Sherpas are employed by Everest mountaineers as guides and double up as porters, carrying some of the supplies and heavier […]

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