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Lost hiker 'very courageous'

Liang Sheng Yueh was rescued in the Himalayas, 47 days after he and his girlfriend went missing.

Scientists to use 'car wash drill' on Khumbu glacier

Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.

Khumbu glacier drill scientist 'doesn't like the cold'

Climate change scientists aim to become the first team to drill into the world's highest glacier.

Glacier scientist 'doesn't like cold'

Khumbu glacier drill scientist 'doesn't like the cold'

Climate change scientists are to travel to the Himalayas in a bid to become the first team to successfully drill through the world's highest glacier. The Aberystwyth University-led group will use a drill adapted from a car wash to penetrate the Khumbu glacier in the foothills of Everest. They will work at an altitudes of 5,000m (16,400ft), drilling 200m (650ft) into the ice. Project leader Prof Bryn Hubbard, told BBc Wales about the project - and his unlikely dislike of the cold.