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May 2014

Avalanche Appeal Auction and Raffle

At the 6th Annual Sir Edmund Hillary Memorial Lecture at the Royal Geographical Society on 5 June, The Himalayan Trust UK is holding an auction to raise funds for the Avalanche Appeal. We will be auctioning a ‘Temba’ print signed by Sir Edmund Hillary, George Band, George Lowe and Mike Westmacott from the successful 1953 Everest expedition and also Chris Bonington, Doug Scott, Rebecca Stephens and Stephen Venables all Everest summiteers …Read More

Call to Action

News always seeps through from Everest in the month of May.  It is the prime pre-monsoon time to climb the mountain.  This year, though, news hit early, on Good Friday in the western world, 18 April, not from the summit – too early for that – but from the tumbled labyrinth of the Khumbu Icefall, the first hurdle facing climbers on the southern side.  A serac broke away from the …Read More