There are reports coming back from the early summits that the Hillary Step has been reduced to rubble following the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Photograph: STR/AFP/Getty Images

It’s on. Again. Finally. We’ll be heading up the icefall again at 3am on Sunday morning. We’re targeting a summit window of May 25th/26th but keepin(...)

Ireland on Everest: At base camp with Khumbu icefall in the background are, left to right: Cian O’Brolchain, Terry Kelleher, Rory McHugh, John Burke

It’s been an eventful week, and as I sit here in Gorak Shep, with ample internet and a bed for the night as my luxury, we are entering the final stage(...)

Brothers Pasang Tensing Sherpa and Mingma Tsiri Sherpa at the Cliffs of Moher. Photograph: Cian O’Brolchain

Multiply Croagh Patrick by 11 and a bit, and that’s the sort of environment that Mingma Tsiri Sherpa and six of his siblings spend their working days (...)