In spring 2006 a team of Six climbers from N. Ireland and England will attempt to climb Mount Everest 8848m, the highest mountain in the world. The climbers will climb via the NE Ridge of Everest, this route constitutes a steep and technically demanding route, with climbers camping at an altitude of 8300m before climbing the difficult second step and then reaching the summit ridge, this being an exposed ridge traverse at over 28,000ft, before finally standing on the summit. Climbers will face all the rigours of high wind, high altitude and low temperatures, so this will be no light achievement for such a small team. The expedition will take place in the 50 th anniversary year of the Duke of Edinburgh Award and the team hope to commerate this event by reaching the summit.
Please visit the expedition website @ www.everest2006.com