Submit
Page 1 of 1

INTERNATIONAL

Simone Moro talks ticking off the first winter ascents of 8000ers

0
14/03/2016

Seracs, storms, brutal cold and ... bragging about love-making skills at basecamp? Italian alpinist Simone Moro has just climbed Nanga Parbat with Alex Txikon (Spain), Ali Sadpara (Pakistan) and Tamara Lunger (Italy). It's his fourth first winter ascent of an 8000er. Simone talks what it's like up there, and why his wife's dream will keep him off K2, the only one of the world's fourteen 8000m peaks that still hasn't been climbed in winter.
Read more »

INTERNATIONAL

Everest fight: the Sherpa side of the story

5
26/06/2013

As Everest drops out of the headlines for another year, expedition organisers are taking stock following the widely reported confrontation between Western climbers and Sherpas at Camp 2. In this exclusive interview, veteran outfitter Russell Brice tells Ed Douglas about how the incident impacted on the Sherpa community – and why they really feel aggrieved.
Read more »

INTERNATIONAL

From fight to flight: Simone Moro pilots highest-ever Everest rescue

5
21/05/2013

In a spectacular, high-flying twist of fate, ace Italian helicopter pilot Simone Moro – who was involved in a well-publicised altercation with Sherpas earlier this season – has just pulled off the highest-ever helicopter rescue on Everest.
Read more »

INTERNATIONAL

Into the death threat zone

2
29/04/2013

Violence erupted on Everest over the weekend as three well-known climbers were attacked by a gang of up to 100 Sherpas at Camp 2 following an altercation on the Lhotse Face. The assault was the worst possible way to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first ascents – and reveals tensions about who controls the mountain, as Ed Douglas reports.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »