Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Everest Challenge – 4 th report.

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Back in Base Camp

Sir Ranulph Fiennes arrived in Base Camp just after 5pm this evening, having spent four hours walking down through the Khumbu Icefall. Sir Ranulph left Camp 4 just after breakfast and made the journey down in one day.
Of his aborted summit attempt Sir Ranulph Fiennes said: “I wanted an extra day to recover in Camp […]

Sir Ranulph – on his way back to Base Camp

Having abandoned his summit attempt due to exhaustion Sir Ranulph Fiennes is now heading down to Base Camp.
At 12.45am (Nepalese Time) this morning Sir Ranulph Fiennes arrived back at the South Col suffering from extreme exhaustion. He left Camp 4 to head down the mountain this morning.
At 1.30pm Sir Ranulph radioed down to base camp […]

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes turns back due to exhaustion

Exhaustion has forced Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE, to abandon his attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
At 12.45am (Nepalese time) the Base Camp radio cracked into life with the news that Sir Ranulph was back at the South Col, having turned back due to exhaustion.
Sir Ranulph’s summit bid began at 7am Friday morning when […]

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They’re off!

At 5pm UK time the Marie Curie press office had word that Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie have left for the summit.
Watch this space… more updates later.

Behind the scenes – a newsroom at 5,380 metres

For the last two months, Liz Scarff and David Carter have been filming, writing copy, taking photographs and sending the latest coverage direct to the UK from the world’s highest mountain – Mount Everest.
In addition to producing the editorial content, journalist and photographer Liz Scarff is producing and directing the project from Everest Base Camp, […]

Last hours before the final push

Having successfully reached Camp 4 the next stop for Sir Ranulph Fiennes is, quite literally, the top of the world.
Team Marie Curie left Camp 3 this morning at 7am (Nepalese time) to head into the death zone. They reached their destination on the South Col around 1pm.
Speaking from his tent, sounding breathless and croaky, Kenton […]

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Next stop – the death zone

At 6pm (Nepalese time) this evening Sir Ranulph Fiennes was tucking into a meal of chicken, mushroom and pasta, having successfully reached Camp 3 just before lunchtime.
Sir Ranulph said: “There was a little bit of snow as we trudged up the Lhotse Face – but we had no problems at all.”
Sir Ranulph, who has had […]

The team make Camp 3 – Sir Ranulph finds an inner strength

Just before lunchtime today (Nepal time) Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie safely reached Camp 3. The three man climbing team left Camp 2 at 5am and began the long trudge, on fixed lines, up the steep Lhotse Face.
As the team head closer to the death zone, the air gets thinner, the temperature plummets […]

Team Marie Curie rest at Camp 2

Team Marie Curie arrived at Camp 2 yesterday after a long, hard slog though the increasingly dangerous Khumbu Icefall.
Sir Ranulph and Team Marie Curie left Base Camp at 4am in a bid to beat the debilitating sun in the Western Cwm. The downside of leaving early is that the cold exacerbates the notorious Khumbu cough.
Today […]

Sir Ranulph leaves for summit

This morning Sir Ranulph Fiennes, OBE, left Everest Base Camp for the summit of the world’s highest mountain. Team Marie Curie walked in darkness to the base of the Khumbu Icefall for the very last time.
By lunchtime the team had arrived at Camp 2, first port of call. Tomorrow will be a rest day before […]

This town – is nothing but a ghost town

This year when Sir Ranulph Fiennes arrived at Everest Base Camp he wasn’t even sure if he would ever be allowed up the mountain – but he came anyway. Now after six weeks of acclimatising; climbing up and down through the ever cracking and shifting Icefall; six weeks of living at an altitude of 5,380m, […]

Sir Ranulph Fiennes delayed by weather

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ bid to climb Everest has been delayed by unpredictable weather. The team were due to leave this morning at dawn but weather reports yesterday from the British Met Office and the Swiss Met Office predicted that there would be heavy snow around May 21. Kenton Cool, expedition leader, took the decision to […]

Video update from the Camp 3 trip

Here is a video update of Team Marie Curie’s final acclimatisation trip to Camp 3.
The team are currently waiting at Base Camp ready for their summit bid.

May 18th, 2008 | Tagged as:

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Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Everest Challenge – 3th report.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Everest Challenge – 2 nd report.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ Everest Challenge – 1st report.

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  1. wow nice pics. great article

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