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Kilimanjaro climber was claiming £6,500 in disability benefits

0 Comments Kilimanjaro climber was claiming £6,500 in disability man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud. man who claimed thousand...

Fraudster climbed Mount Kilimanjaro while on disability benefits

A man who claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits despite climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, winning a triathlon and competing at the Phoenix Winter Games has been convicted of fraud, prosecutors said. Mark Lloyd, 33, claimed £6,551.80 in Personal Independence Payments (PIP...

Benefits cheat soldier 'too weak to walk' raced power boats and won triathlon

An ex- soldier claimed thousands of pounds in disability benefits - despite winning a triathlon, racing a powerboat and even climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. Mark Lloyd said he was suffering from severe restrictions to his mobility and ability to care for himself after suffering a ba...

An African fable: How Deng reached the top

An African fable as told by global scholar-in-residence John Dau from a book he is writing titled “Dinka Wisdom for All Ages:”A long time ago, three clans of Dinka (an African tribe) had a contest to see which clan had the best climber. The Dinka are very tall and have long a...

Four more found dead on Mount Everest

Nepalese sherpas have found four more dead climbers in a camp on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month, officials say. The bodies of the fo...

Body of fourth climber found near top of Mount Everest

The body of an Indian climber has been found on Mount Everest, the fourth death during a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest peak. Sherpa rescuers spotted the body of Indian climber R...

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By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain in the past month to at least five amid...

Two more deaths take Everest toll to at least five in past month

KATHMANDU, May 22 (Reuters) - Two more climbers have died on Mount Everest, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain in the past month to at least five amid mountaineers' safety conc...

An Australian has died while climbing Mount Everest

An Australian climber has died on Mount Everest. According to local reports, the 54-year-old Australian was one of three climbers who died over the weekend. The Australian is believed to have s...

Famed climber 'at the top of his game' plunges 1000m to death

A famed Swiss climber has died after falling in the Everest region of Nepal during preparations to climb the world's highest mountain. Ueli Steck, 40, fell to the foot of Mount Nuptse, a smaller...

'David Beckham' of mountaineering dies

A Swiss climber who died in an accident near Mount Everest is being hailed as "one of the greatest ever". Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who fell to his death near Mount Everest, was the David Beckha...