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
At Sir Ranulph’s request Kenton Cool and Dr Rob Casserley took the Marie Curie Cancer Care flag to the summit of Everest.
Kenton Cool said: “I’m pleased that we got up there, pleased that we got the flag up there, but it was a horrible summit. I feel completely beaten up. I think partly it’s disappointment […]
Team Marie Curie arrived back in Kathmandu late last night after a helicopter ride from Pheriche in the Khumbu Valley.
Many helicopter crashes have been caused by the thinner air at Base Camp – so teams walk down the valley to a safer altitude.
Team Marie Curie walked for six hours, at first over massive boulders and […]
Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Team Marie Curie will today begin their journey back to Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital, and then back to the UK.
The journey to Kathmandu involves a seven hour walk down the valley to an altitude that is safer for helicopters to land.
It took seven days to walk up to Base Camp and […]
Having returned to Base Camp, Sir Ranulph Fiennes has vowed never to climb a mountain again.
Sir Ranulph said: “In my life I don’t normally ever try anything more than once. When I switched from polar treks to climbing mountains I had two challenges in mind. One was the highest mountain in the world – Mount […]
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