Humans are not designed to survive above 8,000 metres (26,246 feet). Yet, despite this indisputable scientific fact, people have managed to climb to the highest point on Earth, the summit of Mount Everest, at a staggering 8,848 metres (29,028 feet). Dr Melanie Windridge, plasma physicist and adventurer, reached the summit of Mount Everest in May...Read More
In 1953, the aim of the Mount Everest Expedition was singularly focused: to place a climber on the summit of the world’s highest mountain. On the 29th of May that year they were successful as Hillary and Tenzing set foot on the virgin summit snows. Little could the Everest Team have imagined that the notoriety...Read More
An exemplar of Edmund Hillary’s vision Ang Jangbu was born in 1957 in a tiny remote village in the Himalayas. One of 10 brothers and sisters, he spent his early years as a shepherd boy, living in great poverty, constantly hungry and cold, spending long hours alone on the mountainside.Read More
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