I took this photo on May 18th, 2006 at about 7.45am. It looks directly towards Base Camp on the Tibetan side (to the middle of the photo just beyond the glacial lake) The photo below, taken from Outer Space, is taken looking the other way! We were lucky to have such a clear day.
This photo really blew me away. Mount Everest and Lhotse (4th highest mountain) can clearly be seen in the upper right hand part of the picture with clouds whipping off the top, with Makalu (5th highest mountain) out to the left. The vast Tibetan Plateau can be seen in the foreground and one can even […]
My brother, Ben, had an operation last Wednesday 25th October where they removed four blackened toes on his left foot which was caused by the extreme cold on our Everest ascent on May 18th, 2006. The operation went as well as expected and Ben will be back on his feet soon. He joins the likes […]
At the end of September, Tom spoke at Uppingham, Swanbourne, Bryanston and Caldicott. They were a great success and the boys and girls loved it. At Caldicott, Tom had his two-man tent up on stage and after the lecture about 20 boys climbed into it AND zipped themselves in! At Swanbourne, one of the boys, […]
11 July 2006 My first attempt on Everest was in 2004 with a team climbing from the more remote northern side in Tibet. We became trapped in a violent storm at 7,900m. The storm lasted two days and we were forced to retreat – 8 climbers lost their lives above us. At the time, I […]
Thursday 7 December, 2006 at 7.00pmLectureBrothers on EverestTom and Ben Clowes 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR Brothers Tom and Ben give a fascinating and moving account of their journey to the roof of the world. They show stunning photography and rare video footage from the summit. 50% of proceeds from this event go to […]
My first attempt on Everest was in 2004 with a team climbing from the more remote northern side in Tibet. We became trapped in a violent storm at 7,900m where 8 climbers lost their lives above us. The storm lasted two days and we were forced to retreat. At the time, I vowed never to […]
10 July 2006 Everest May 2006 – Copy of Blog and Diary Congratulations on such an amazing and deserved feat! We can’t wait for the de-brief. Hermione and James Tilbury pete and i just back from a 10 day silent meditation retreat… not quite as hard as climbing everest but surely not far off… just […]