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  Royal Air Force mountaineer Ted Atkins has his sights set on a return engagement with Mt Everest in March 2004.


Summiting Mt. Everest might be considered the ultimate goal of every serious mountain climber, it's the biggest and most famous and as George Mallory might have said - "It's there." Royal Air Force mountaineer Ted Atkins has his sights set on a return engagement with the mountain in March 2004. And this time he's going it alone. Ted hopes to be one of the few people to solo Everest. Solo on Everest in the Spring will not be easy, with hundreds of climbers on the mountain. Ted is expected to attempt Everest from the south side as part of Henry Todd's team.

Ted is a Flight Lieutenant (in charge of the Tornado Propulsion Flight) at RAF Marham, near King's Lynn. His current plans are to leave the UK in March for his solo summit bid. In 2001 Ted was a member of a RAF team, which took two climbers to the top of the world's tallest mountain.

Describing the RAF expedition as "Triumph and Tragedy" Ted explains that the team triumphed in putting men at the top, something only Special Forces had done up to that point, and returning home safe and sound defying the Everest average of 1 death in 6 climbers. The tragedy was that friends on other expeditions didn't make it back safely.

Ted is also a member of the RAF's Mountain Rescue Service and has been involved in several life-saving rescues on Everest, including a trek across a hazardous glacier to rescue a climber from another expedition. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and was the Officer Commanding R.A.F Mountain Rescue in Scotland.

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