There has been tragic news from Everest, Rob died while attempting the summit on 5th June 2005. See this page for more details. This web site is left intact for family and friends who wish to see more details of the climb and what Rob had achieved.

2005 Everest Expedition

Use of I-X/IM-PACs for Extreme Expedition Support: scaling the world's highest points with Rob Milne

Rob Milne aimed to climb Everest spring 2005 - and would have completed his round of the continent tops. His interest in AI technology gave us an opportunity to develop an application of the I-X tools and ideas to expedition support - this was the purpose of the I-Ex project.

This page detailed the progress of this project - and of Rob's expedition via a web log.

Rob left Edinburgh for Kathmandu on 3 April 2005, and aimed to reach the summit of Everest in late May. Weather delays held up the summit attempt. Rob collapsed and died 400 metres from the summit early on 5th June 2005 Nepal Time..

Rob maintained an expedition blog.

Rob Milne on the summit of Aconcagua, January 8 2003.
Mountain Height (metres) Location Date
Mount Kosciuszko2228Australia, Australasia May 25, 2003
Carstensz Pyramid4884Indonesia, Oceania April 26, 2001
Vinson Massif4897Ellsworth Range, Antarctica January 13, 2004
Elbrus5633Russia, Europe July 27, 2004
Kilimanjaro5963Tanzania, Africa September 2, 2003
Denali6195Alaska, North America June 21, 1980
Aconcagua6962Argentina, South America January 8, 2003
Everest 8848 Nepal/Tibet, Asia d. June 5, 2005

Rob gratefully acknowledged the support received for his trip from: Tiso Outdoor Shops, Berghaus and
Rob was raising money for Care for the Wild International, a charity that helps to protect and preserve tigers in the wild.