On 15 May 2017, the Brigade of Gurkhas made history when three serving Gurkhas reached the summit of Mount Everest. Not only were they the first from the Brigade to be successful in climbing the highest mountain in the world, but with their Sherpa climbing partners, and in an unprecedented move in recent Everest history, they fixed the ropes on the route to the summit, thereby opening the mountain for the rest of the climbers. On 16 May 2017, a further team of 10 Gurkhas successfully summited the mountain.
“This was a truly unique collaboration of Sherpas and Gurkhas working together for success on Mount Everest — their mountain, in their country,” said deputy expedition leader Major Andrew Todd MBE.
We are delighted to be joined by deputy expedition leader Major Andrew Todd MBE who will be giving a talk on the expedition from the planning, to the finish of this historic climb of the world’s tallest peak.
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