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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Nirmal Purja climbs all 14 of the world's highest peaks in six months

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01/11/2019

The 36-year-old Nepalese mountaineer and former British Special Forces soldier summited Shishapangma (8,027m) at 08:59 on Tuesday 29 October. Beginning in April, the extraordinary mission had taken him 6 months and 7 days. Sarah Stirling has the whole story.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Kenton Cool: the truth about Everest

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29/08/2019

Are regulations necessary on Everest? How bad are the queues and dead bodies really? In the murky wake of Nepal's proposed new Everest rules, Sarah Stirling gets some honest answers from Kenton Cool, who, having summited Everest 14 times now, is something of an expert.
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INTERNATIONAL

Everest: the proposed new rules

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23/08/2019

A spike in deaths on Everest this year provoked media attention and an outcry of opinions. At a press conference last week, Nepal's Ministry of Tourism proposed stricter access regulations. But what should change, and will anything actually happen?
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INTERNATIONAL

What is to blame? Thoughts on Everest from Ricky Munday

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05/06/2019

What is to blame? Overcrowding? Budget operators? Or maybe inexperience? Despite being barely begun, it is already the fourth deadliest season on Mount Everest as 11 climbers have perished. Ricky Munday gives us his thoughts on the potential reasons behind the high toll of lives already claimed by the world's tallest mountain.
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ACCESS & CONSERVATION

Mount Everest clean-up project wins UIAA Mountain Protection Award

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23/10/2017

The Mount Everest Biogas Project was announced as the overall winner of the 2017 UIAA Mountain Protection Award, joining four other winners of the annual Award from Ethiopia, Tajikistan, Nepal and France.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Kilian Jornet climbed Everest twice, but did he set a speed record?

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15/06/2017

The 29-year-old Catalan mountain runner has just returned from Everest, where he was plagued by surprise 60kph winds and an upset stomach. Despite this, he raced to the summit twice within a week, hoping to set a speed record without using fixed ropes or oxygen. Sarah Stirling interviews to find out how he got on and what his Bob Graham Round plans are.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

BMC summits Mount Everest with Scott Mackenzie

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25/05/2017

BMC member Scott Mackenzie recently journeyed to the top of the world, and was kind enough to take us along for the ride! His recent summit of Mount Everest took him past the infamous Hillary Step, which is reported to have changed as a result of the 2015 earthquake. We tracked Scott down to find out more.
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PRESS

Everest: facts and figures

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15/04/2016

Everest captures the media's attention like no other mountain. Here are some facts, figures and background information to help anyone reporting about Everest.
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INTERNATIONAL

Medical emergency looms as fuel crisis in Nepal continues

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30/11/2015

The fuel crisis in Nepal is ongoing and is severely hampering relief efforts in Nepal. This adds insult to injury for the Nepalese people as they struggle to recover from the earthquakes which hit earlier this year.
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MEMBERSHIP

Autumn trekking in Nepal: will BMC Travel Insurance cover me? UPDATED

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13/10/2015

Major reconstruction work and in-depth assessments are underway in Nepal to build-back-better and get the Himalayan nation ready for the upcoming tourist season. What does this mean for trekkers and climbers taking out travel insurance?
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