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Gurkha Everest Expedition, Everest

The Gurkha Everest Expedition team is very sad to announce the death of Mr Minbahadur Sherchan, ex-QG Signals, who died yesterday peacefully at Everest Base Camp, aged 85. He was attempting to reclaim the record of becoming the oldest person to climb Everest, after his first record set at the age of 76, in 2008, was broken by 80-year-old Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura in 2013.

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Just a brief update today from Camp 2 — a small team has climbed the Lhotse Face to Camp 3 and will return to Camp 2 tonight. Several more of the team will follow the same pattern tomorrow. All should be back in Base Camp on Sunday. 

All is well so far and going to plan.


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