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RUGBY international Josh Lewsey has told of his "terror" when his oxygen supply failed, forcing him to abandon his bid to climb Mount Everest less than 500ft from the summit.
A 22-YEAR-OLD has realised her "crazy" dream after becoming the youngest British woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
AFTER suffering a heart attack and undergoing triple bypass surgery, many pensioners might think it time to relax.
IT HAS been called the roof of the world and it is, by many accounts, quite filthy. Mount Everest, the highest peak on the planet, is a junkyard of oxygen cylinders, tinned food, abandoned tents, plastic bags of human waste, ladders, ropes, jackets, even bloody syringes and vials of unlabelled medication.
CLIMBING the world's highest mountain was once a feat that only the bravest, fittest and most skilled mountaineers would attempt.
IN EVERYDAY life, he cuts a suave figure as head of Scottish pictures at auction house Sotheby's. But in his other life as a climber, André Zlattinger is on the edge of Everest's "death zone", preparing to strike out for the mountain's summit on an expedition to raise funds for the hospital where his mother was treated for cancer before her death.
THE life of Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary was honoured yesterday in a service of thanksgiving.
THE adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to make a second attempt to climb Mount Everest, he announced yesterday.
TAKE an international team of climbers, add the world's highest mountain and a film crew and you have a reality show with altitude
THEY cycled 6835 miles through 19 countries to Mount Everest - but between them they got away with only three punctures.
NUMB with exhaustion and struggling to catch her breath, Vicky Jack can't immediately appreciate the view. But, determined to savour reaching the summit, she removes her goggles and, sitting down among the prayer flags and photographs of the Dalai Lama, takes a rare chance to enjoy the vista. Not only can she see the snowy peaks of the Himalayas below her but the whole of Tibet and, in the distance, the curvature of the earth. She has done it, she has climbed to the top of Everest.
HISTORY books around the world record the fact that Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first men to reach the summit of the world's highest mountain.
CLIMBERS aged over 60 are three times more likely to die on Everest than the average mountaineer, according to a new study.
IN recent years, he has found simple tasks such as going to a newsagent impossible. On a bad day, he barely even had the confidence to leave the house.
A STOMACH ulcer, cracked ribs, a lung infection and several brushes with death have failed to deter an Edinburgh University graduate from another attempt at achieving his lifetime ambition.
AN international team of climbers, including a Scottish documentary presenter, has scaled Everest in tweed jackets and plus-fours to test whether two British climbing pioneers, who disappeared near the summit in 1924, could have made it to the top before their deaths.
A SCOTS adventurer is among a team expected to reach the summit of Mount Everest this week in a quest to solve a mystery which has fascinated mountaineers for decades.
SIR Edmund Hillary, 87, the first man to climb Mount Everest, is in a New Zealand hospital but recovering, his family said yesterday.