Everest Challenger Matthew D Thornton

What's the best way to the summit of Mount Everest? You could answer that it is the south col route from Nepal or maybe that it is via the north east ridge from China. Either way, the journey really starts at a point somewhere else altogether. In order to stand a chance of reaching the … Continue reading Everest Challenger Matthew D Thornton

Everest Summit Calling

Earlier today it was announced that Ncell, the Nepalese Telecom firm, is currently installing eight 3G telephone masts along the route to base camp Mt. Everest. The highest mast will be located 17,000ft (5,200m) above sea level, meaning that the signal will be able to reach the summit of Everest. This means that phone calls, texts, … Continue reading Everest Summit Calling

Adventure Blogger Kraig Becker Interview

When it comes to finding out about adventures taking place across the globe one of the best places to look is The Adventure Blog. Written by Adventure Blogger Kraig Becker the main focus is on climbing expeditions in the Himalayas and polar expeditions in the Arctic and the Antarctic. However, it does not stop there. … Continue reading Adventure Blogger Kraig Becker Interview

Khumbu Challenge is Under Way

The Royal Navy Khumbu Challenge is currently under way in the Nepal Himalaya. This is particularly special expedition, since it is the inaugural expedition for Project Fortitude. Project Fortitude is a Royal Navy / Royal Marines initiative which will help service personnel who have been physically injured or who are suffering from psychological injuries. Through … Continue reading Khumbu Challenge is Under Way

Exclusive Interview! Indian Mountaineering Foundation

The amount of international tourism is continually increasing. So it comes as no surprise that people who enjoy outdoor activities, such as climbing, hiking and walking, are able to take part in these activities in far flung places throughout the world. Many countries contain areas of outstanding natural beauty that offer exciting challenges and the … Continue reading Exclusive Interview! Indian Mountaineering Foundation

UK Everest Challenge – 2 guys, 5 days, 10 peaks

Here at CheapTents.com, we love it when people share their stories, write reviews, pass on outdoor industry news for us to then share, and what not, but we also like to raise the profile of outdoor sports athletes for sponsorship purposes and even for their charitable causes.  For this reason, make sure you contact us … Continue reading UK Everest Challenge – 2 guys, 5 days, 10 peaks

Armed Forces Exercise Khumbu Challenge, Nepal

Royal Naval Mountaineering Expedition Click this link for an update on Exercise Khumbu Challenge. Exercise Khumbu Challenge is an armed forces mountaineering expedition to climb peaks around the foothills of Mount Everest, Nepal. Taking place in October / November 2009 it will involve 85 personnel from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, including those wounded … Continue reading Armed Forces Exercise Khumbu Challenge, Nepal

10 Tips for Mobile Mount Everest Communications

Kevin Thaw's Top 10 Tips for calling your mum from Everest's summit Kevin Thaw is a technical whiz on expeditions around the world.  Summiting Everest is one thing, but then imagine being given the task of dealing with communications too!  Considering there aren't any phone boxes up there or internet cafe's it's quite a responsibility... … Continue reading 10 Tips for Mobile Mount Everest Communications