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Visiting the Kangshung

Of all sides of Everest - the south from Nepal, the north from Tibet, and the east, also from Tibet - it is the eastern approach via the Kama and Kangshung Valleys, which are the most stunning.

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Encountering History on Everest

The history of Everest is rich, fascinating, and still much alive today. Meeting an elderly Tibetan woman at Rongbuk Monastery, Tibet, brought it front and center.

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Andrew Comyn Irvine, Born 114 Years Ago

114 years ago today, Andrew Comyn Irvine – “Sandy” to his friends – was born in Berkenhead, England. At age 22, in 1924, he left England and Oxford for India and Tibet as the youngest and most inexperienced member of the 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition. As luck would have it – and as his […]

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Everest 1924: Norton & Somervell's Record Attempt

"It was not exactly difficult going, but it was a dangerous place for a single unroped climber, as one slip would have sent me in all probability to the bottom of the mountain." – Colonel Edward “Teddy” Norton Many volumes have been written about the 1924 Mount Everest Expedition, most of which have focused, understandably, on […]

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