Tag: Himalayas

  • Mountain conquered by teenager

    Mountain conquered by teenager

    Calum Macintyre is the youngest person to have climbed Ama Dablam, which at 22,525ft (6812m) is five times the height of Ben Nevis. The young mountaineer was raising money for the Teenager Cancer Trust. Calum’s father and sister have both been treated for cancer in the past three years. Ama Dablam is part of the […]

  • Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it

    Trekking in the Himalayas: how to do it

    Since Nepal’s civil war ended in 2006, the number of trekkers visiting the Everest region has more than doubled to 35,000 a year. At the height of the season, around 60 flights land at Lukla airport each day. The Sherpa town of Namche Bazaar, the gateway to Everest base camp and used for altitude acclimatisation, […]

  • Mount Everest: the view from the top

    Mount Everest: the view from the top

    It feels like the apex of an immense white roof – the point at which three ridges to the top of the world finally meet and you can’t go any higher. Unlike some summits, where mountaineers have to take it in turns to balance precariously on the peak, the summit of Everest has room enough […]