Tagged: Everest

Has Everest’s iconic Hillary Step really collapsed? Here’s the science - Guest Work

Guest Author May 29, 2017

By Mike Searle, University of Oxford The Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it has according to mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who climbed the mountain this year. His claim has been refuted by the chair of the Nepal … Read More

Everest and groupthink: what went wrong - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Oct 19, 2015

There’s an excellent movie showing in cinemas at the moment that tells the story of an ill-fated 1996 Everest expedition that resulted in the death of expedition leader New Zealander Rob Hall as well as another  guide and two climbers who had paid up to US$65,000 each for the chance to make an attempt on the summit. Rob Hall Everest features breathtaking cinematography (try … Read More