Gurkha Everest Expedition Reach The Summit
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Gurkha Everest Expedition Reach The Summit

A group of Gurkhas have become the first serving members of the Brigade to reach the top of Mount Everest

Gurkha Everest Expedition Reach The Summit

A group of Gurkhas have become the first serving members of the Brigade to reach the top of Mount Everest.

Thirteen Gurkhas of the British Gurkha Expedition team joined their colleagues who had earlier reached the world's highest peak. 

The expedition follows a previous attempt in 2015, where the team made their first acclimatisation rotation on the mountain before having to abandon the climb due to a catastrophic earthquake hitting Nepal.

They assisted as much as they could with the clear-up operation at Everest Base Camp before trekking out on foot back to Lukla, where many of the climbing team stayed on to assist the relief effort.