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Everest Base Camp Articles

US Scientists Head to Base Camp to Test Effects of Altitude

US Scientists Head to Base Camp to Test Effects of Altitude

It’s something everyone who makes the Everest Base Camp trek is aware of: altitude sickness. The symptoms, and the importance of acclimatisation, are known to many a climber, but there is still research to be... Read more

British Mountaineer Vows to Honour Olympic Everest Pledge

British Mountaineer Vows to Honour Olympic Everest Pledge

In the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics, one British mountaineer has promised to take on an Everest mission with a difference. Everest Base Camp trekking may not be one of the official events of London 2012... Read more

Saudi Princess Launches Everest Climb for Breast Cancer Awareness

Saudi Princess Launches Everest Climb for Breast Cancer Awareness

This May, ten women from Saudi Arabia will tackle Everest in a charity trek to raise awareness about breast cancer, and women’s health. The group, which has been assembled by Princess Reema Bint Bandar Bin Sultan... Read more

What Makes A Successful Everest Base Camp Trekker?

What Makes A Successful Everest Base Camp Trekker?

So you’ve set your sights on Everest, and are looking forward to beginning your adventure. Reaching Base Camp is an experience long remembered by all who achieve it, and those who get the most out of the... Read more

Australian and New Zealand Women Prepare for Everest Charity Climb

Australian and New Zealand Women Prepare for Everest Charity Climb

It’s always good to hear about people tackling Everest as both a personal challenge and a way of raising money for an important cause. Hikers Amanda Jones and Annie Doyle certainly fit both criteria. Amanda, an Australian... Read more

Extreme Thinking: Bringing a TEDx Conference to Everest Base Camp

Extreme Thinking: Bringing a TEDx Conference to Everest Base Camp

We recently came across the intriguing story of what one group of trekkers got up to at Everest Base Camp – staging a conference! The intrepid thinkers behind the TEDxEverest project managed to hold a series... Read more

The Birds of Everest

By Charlotte Kawecki - 06th January 2012
in Everest Base Camp, The Himalaya

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The Birds of Everest

When heading up to Everest Base Camp, you’ll pass through some of the most stunning landscapes in the world – and, as you trek through this sublime landscape, you may well spot a variety of the birds that are common... Read more

UK Runner Beats Own World Record from Everest Base Camp—Kathmandu

By Niki Morgan - 01st December 2011
in Everest Base Camp, Walking and Trekking

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UK Runner Beats Own World Record from Everest Base Camp—Kathmandu

We were pleased to read about mountain and trail runner Lizzy Hawker’s latest feat: beating her own world record for the 320-kilometre run fromEverest Base Campto Kathmandu – the Everest Sky Race. She completed... Read more

En Route to Everest Base Camp – Thyangboche

En Route to Everest Base Camp – Thyangboche

It’s a goal that lights up many a trekker’s eyes: reaching Everest Base Camp. Taking this famous – and famously challenging – trek is a mighty achievement in itself, but the appeal isn’t only in the chance to push ... Read more

Where next after Everest Base Camp?

By Niki Morgan - 15th October 2011
in Everest Base Camp, Ask an Expert

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Where next after Everest Base Camp?

For many people, trekking in Nepal means successfully reaching Everest Base Camp, completing the Annapurna Circuit or standing amidst the cirque of the Annapurna Sanctuary.  These attractive tea house trails are... Read more