Mission accomplished 8a.m. local time 26th May 2011

My apologies for the delay with the blogs, but they are coming now!

Firstly, thank you to everyone who attempted to follow my blog this year. Unfortunately, due to being evacuated twice and subsequent problems obtaining a second climbing permit from the Chinese, I was not able to publish my blogs online till now. As, hopefully, you all know by now I made it. A 3rd attempt was not an option! I now intend to post my blogs, in the order they were written, on my site over the next week with a couple of blogs being added each day, finishing with an account of my marathon 44 hour summit day and evacuation from camp 3. Hopefully this will give those of you back home a sense of the order of events. Where possible, I will upload photos and videos to make the account as realistic as possible.

I hope you enjoy reading my blogs, just click on the link on the right hand side of this page.

Thanks for visiting my site, and a special thank you to all  who have supported me both mentally and physically and through donations.

Stephen

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*** BREAKING NEWS***

Huge congratulations to Stephen, who summited Mount Everest in the early hours of the morning on the 26th of May 2011. He is now currently making his descent back to base camp for some well earned rest. It hasn’t been an easy journey and at one point Stephen had to be evacuated to a hospital in Katmandu, but he fought through and has achieved a goal that he’s dedicated the last two years to completing. Once he’s back within reception he has promised to pass on the notes that he’s been keeping over the past few weeks, documenting the trials and tribulations of his bid for the summit. His blog will be updated with these as soon as possible… so please keep checking in for the installments!

Again, a massive amount of respect and congratulations for Stephen’s achievement. You can see the details of his summit HERE at the Adventure Peaks website….

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I am Stephen Green and I am climbing to the top of the world via the North East ridge in Tibet. This is my website where you can follow up to date progress of my expedition and of others in my team. I am climbing to the top of the World in aid of Cancer Research & Marie Curie, if you enjoy following my progress please donate a little. The Link to donate is on the right hand side menu of every page on my site. Just click on the VIRGIN MONEY GIVING logo.

Around 285,000 new cases of cancer  are diagnosed each year in the UK and this is increasing every year. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading independent organisation dedicated to cancer research. At Cancer Research UK scientists, doctors and nurses across the UK work hard to improve our understanding of cancer and develop better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease.

Cancer research is making a real difference to the lives of people around not just in the UK but throughout the world. Thanks to research carried out by Cancer research UK, earlier detection and improved treatments, survival rates have improved for nearly all cancers.

For the individuals and families affected by cancer Marie Currie is one of the most important organisations in the UK. It offers free nursing care to cancer patients and those with other terminal illnesses in their own homes and also offers support and advice to both patients and families. 64 per cent of people choose to die at home. In reality only 25 per cent achieve this and for those for whom this is not possible Marie Currie runs nine hospices across the UK and provides the largest number of hospice beds outside the NHS.

These hospices offer patients specialist support in a relaxed, friendly and comfortable environment throughout their illness and important respite care allowing time both for the patients and families to relax. Every year, Marie Curie Nurses make these wishes possible for thousands of cancer patients in cities, towns and villages across the UK.

Please donate as much or as little as you want every penny helps!

Thank you on behalf of these two great charities.

Stephen Green