Gurkhas On Everest

A group of Gurkhas who made history by becoming the first serving members of the Brigade to reach the top of Mount Everest have been flying the flag for Forces Radio BFBS.

Last month 13 members of the Gurkha Everest Expedition team (nine Gurkhas and four British team members) 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 when a catastrophic earthquake hit 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.

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