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Sue Leyden reads the King's Statement at the 70th Anniversary Event

A message from the King to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Ascent of Mount Everest

In commemoration of the Seventieth Anniversary of the Ascent of Mount Everest, His Majesty sent a message, which was read out by Sue Leyden at the Royal Geographical Society on...
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Transforming eduction in Nepal

The Himalayan Trust UK supports education and health in the Taplejung district of North Eastern Nepal. Our key aims in the 35 schools we support are to give children the...
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Hari Budha Magar receives a hero’s welcome in Kathmandu and audience with the Nepali Prime Minister

Hari Budha Magar, a former Gurkha in the British Army, received a hero’s welcome upon his arrival back in Kathmandu after successfully summiting Mount Everest. He achieved a remarkable feat...
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My Family and Everest

By Elise Warwick, great-granddaughter of Alfred Gregory My role as a Collections Unpacking Assistant at the Science Museum Groups National Collections Centre (NCC), involves caring for and safely storing numerous...
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Hari Budha Magar before his attempt to climb Everest

Hari Budha Magar, the man currently aiming to become the world’s first double above-the-knee amputee to summit Everest – He made it!!

*****UPDATE***** We are pleased to announce that Hari made it to the summit on 19th May 2023. See our Instagram announcement >> here. Hari Budha Magar, a double above-the-knee amputee,...
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Everest Kendal Mint Cake

Kendal Mint Cake and the 1953 Everest ascent

For more than a century, family-owned confectionary company, George Romney Ltd. has been making the delicious snack that has become synonymous with many a mountaineering adventure. Based in the market...
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Original Everest Boots

What boots did they wear on the 1953 Expedition?

Seventy years ago in 1953, Hillary and Tenzing became the first explorers to reach the top of Mount Everest. Exposure to low temperatures and high winds on the summit was...
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Delisha’s story

Delisha’s is a story of generational change created by a simple and powerful action that supporters made a decade ago. Delisha grew up in a village called Nele in the...
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Supporting teachers with disability to achieve success in Nepali classrooms

Supporting teachers with disability in Nepal

Supporting teachers with disability to achieve success in Nepali classrooms Ang Dandi Sherpa was born in Salleri Solukhumbu where he graduated from school. He was keen to undertake tertiary studies,...
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Group of Children at the Phaplu Pump Track

Phaplu Pump Track

Namaste, my name is Ang Tshering Lama. I come from the Solu Khumbu region in the north east of Nepal, from a small village called Phaplu. As many of you...
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Stories of Change – Educating Women and Girls

Alpana Rai is currently studying a Bachelor of Education and has taught at Bashuki Basic School for four years.  She has also participated in REED Teacher Training for the last...
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How meeting the Queen inspired Dr Melanie Windridge to climb Everest

On 29 May 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the summit of Mount Everest during a British expedition led by John Hunt. It was a stunning achievement that inspired...
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Picture showing children receiving lunchboxes in Nepal

How a simple lunchbox can help keep a Nepali child in school

While many of us retain mixed memories of eating lunch at school, we are doubtless in agreement of the fact that having a meal halfway through the day kept us...
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Working in Partnership – a Mount Everest Legacy

Working in partnership: the legacy of Mount Everest 1953 When news of the world’s first successful ascent to the very top of Mount Everest hit the world’s press on the...
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The Expedition Team 1953

The 1953 British Mount Everest expedition was the ninth mountaineering expedition to attempt the first ascent of Mount Everest. Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary reached the summit on 29 May...
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Expedition oxygen used in 1953

After the Cho Oyu expedition the Everest committee appointed as oxygen controller Peter Lloyd, who had used oxygen on Everest in 1938 (and as oxygen officer for the 1953 expedition,...
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Queen Elizabeth Coronation

The Queen and Everest

Queen Elizabeth II, the Coronation and Everest 1953 Queen Elizabeth II has sadly died and with her passing has gone a ‘constant’ from our lives. She was a global icon...
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Everest and the DofE

In February 1956 The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award was established. It would be for boys aged 15-18. It was administrated, and largely first designed by John Hunt, in conjunction with...
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Himalayan Trusts – Vehicles for change

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Over half the population lives on $3 a day or less and many families often need to walk for hours...
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Everest at sunset

How to survive on Everest

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...
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The mountains being climbed thanks to Everest ‘53

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...
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Ang Jangbu

Ang Jangbu Sherpa’s Story

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...
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Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation

The Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization based in the USA and voluntarily run by the children of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. 100% of contributions benefit...
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The impact of the George Lowe Scholarship

In the year following the 1953 climb, George Lowe was visiting the Nepalese village of Khumjung with Sir Edmund Hillary when a young Sherpa presented their group with a petition....
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Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Heritage Centre

The Tenzing Norgay Sherpa Foundation (TNSF) is a non-profit organization registered in the United States to benefit the people of the Himalaya. It was created in memory of our parents...
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Junko Tabei on Fuji 1995

Women on Everest

Women may have come late to the game on Everest, but that was merely a function of culture, nothing to do with ability. Today a total of 678 women have...
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Celebrating Everest 70th at Aloft Hotel Kathmandu

Please save the date for a very special event from 5:30pm to 7:30pm on 1 June 2023 at Aloft Hotel Kathmandu. Open to the public, we are planning a unique...
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Ed’s road to Everest ’53

Ed’s journey to the Summit of Mt Everest was a long one, but a fortunate decision along the way meant that he was positioned to be placed on the Everest...
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GeorgeBandat Kangchenjunga

George Band Diary Extract 1955

Kanchenjunga Diary extract 1955: George Band Summit Climb The successful ascent of Mt Everest in 1953 inspired more successful climbs of “eight-thousanders”. One of these was Mt Kanchenjunga by George...
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1953 Climbers

A Prayer for Everest

Wilf Noyce was a member of the 1953 British team that made the first ascent of Everest. Widely respected for his climbing ability and with an impressive record of difficult...
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Transforming Health in Yamphudin

The Himalayan Trust UK health team first visited Yamphudin in 2015. The very poor, remote mountain villagers there were desperate for our help. They enthusiastically partnered with us for five...
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Empowering girls at school to make the most of their education

In some parts of Nepal, the practice of chhaupadi still continues to happen, despite being banned by the Supreme Court in 2005. Chhaupadi is when women and girls who are...
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Rani School: A success story

Rani School is situated at the top of a very steep incline. Whichever way you set off; you must climb steeply for a thousand metres to get to it. Yet...
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Picture of tents at Everest Basecamp

Five facts you never realised that you never knew about Mount Everest

Dr Melanie Windridge is a plasma physicist, writer and adventurer who climbed Mount Everest in 2018 while encouraging others to follow in her footsteps. During her expedition, she discovered first-hand...
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Picture of the rubbish left on Everest

DEATH ZONE: Cleaning Mount Everest

Pay no attention to the faults of others, things done or left undone by others. Consider only what, by oneself, isa done or left undone. – Buddha These inspiring words...
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Give a fiver for Ed

Give a fiver for Ed and help give the gift of education The achievements of Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay astounded the world in 1953. Together with, and...
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The indelible legacy of Sir Edmund Hillary KG ONZ KBE 1919-2008

Sir Edmund Hillary served as the New Zealand High Commissioner to India & Bangladesh and Ambassador to Nepal 1985-1990. • First to climb Mount Everest with his climbing partner Tenzing...
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The Climb

John Hunt’s team had pushed a route to the South Col and at that point, John chose two climbing teams to make the summit attempt. They were Bourdillon and Evans,...
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Teacher explaining plant biology to his class in Solukhumbu, Nepal

Enhancing opportunities for students and teachers with disabilities in Nepal

Enhancing opportunities for students and teachers with disabilities in Nepal Quality teaching and access to training is an ongoing challenge in the rural and remote regions of Nepal, and more...
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