One of our members is planning to climb Everest this year. leaving Britain in early April, he expeditiion hoes to summit the highest mountain in the world in mid-May 2015. Images courtesy of National Geographic As you can see from the photograph below, the time for talking has passed and final preparations and training are underway; including three weeks in the Cairngorms, inhospitable at this time of year, conducting kit checks and emergency drills' training as a complete team. Perhaps the most surreal stage of final training will then take place at Leeds University, when the whole team will live in an artificial environment training facility - where the atmospheric pressure will be reduced to the equivalent of 30,000 feet and the temperature reduced to -50°C! Leaving Britain in early April, the expedition hopes to summit the highest mountain in the world in mid-May. We wish them the best of luck! Top of the World: HAC Officer in preparation and training to climb the highest mountain in the world...Everest.