A Birmingham man who cheated death three times whilst climbing Everest has died at the age of 70.Read the full story ›
Only a lucky few have seen the view from the summit of Mount Everest. Adam Booth is one of them. The Midlands doctor conquered the world's highest peak just over a fortnight ago and is still reliving it.
It's 60 years since the conquest of Mount Everest, it's synonymous with Sir Edmund Hillary, but Midlanders first attempted it.Read the full story ›
Today is the 60th anniversary of the first successful ascent of Everest.
A Midlands man joined New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese mountaineer Tenzing Norgay when they became the first climbers to be confirmed as having reached the summit of Mount Everest.
Sir Robert Charles Evans, a member of that group, attended Shrewsbury School, as did Sandy Irvine in the 1920s, who died trying to summit Everest in 1924 - his body was never found.
Dr Adam Booth, who also went to Shrewsbury School, climbed Everest this year, reaching the summit on May 12th.
Dr Booth told ITV Central that whilst he was a schoolboy he was aware of the previous climbers that had attended the school before him.
Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton fell ill during his expedition, and while he was there, the mountain claimed the lives of three other climbers who Matthew had passed on his way up.
A man from Lincolnshire has become one of the youngest people to reach the summit of Mount Everest.Read the full story ›
A soldier who's on an expedition to Mount Everest has reached the base camp of its sister Mount Lobuché.
Karl Hinett from Tipton is one of a team of nine injured servicemen who have been climbing mountains close to Everest, as part of their preparation.
Karl was badly-burned after his tank was petrol-bombed during a rescue operation in Iraq in 2005.