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U.S. climbers back on Mount Everest after avalanche disaster

Two foreign mountaineers have returned to Everest after a deadly avalanche effectively ended the climbing season, flying by helicopter partway up the peak before starting their ascent, an official said Tuesday. The climbers, from the United States and……

Mount Everest sherpas divided over respect for lost colleagues and loss of income

The Nepalese government is considering cancelling all expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest for the rest of the year as rescuers abandoned their search for three Sherpas believed to be among 16 people killed in an avalanche on Friday. The avalanche has raised concerns in Nepal about the scale…

Everest avalanche death toll reaches 13

Rescuers on Mount Everest found the body of a 13th Nepalese guide on Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world’s highest peak. Three sherpas remained missing from Friday’s avalanche which struck after a large party of guides left…

American arrested in Nepal for carrying bullets on trip to Mount Everest

A US policeman on his way to Mount Everest was arrested in Nepal for possessing bullets which he claimed to have inadvertently carried in his hand luggage from Washington, police said Monday. Leonard John David Rubin, 39, was arrested on Saturday at Kathmandu Airport while checking in for an internal…

Four dead after Everest avalanche hits tour group in Tibet

Four people died after an avalanche hit a foreign tour group camping on the slopes of Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, Chinese state media reported Wednesday. One of the dead was an Australian citizen and the other three were local porters, said the report on chinatibetnews.com, which cited the…

Nepal’s tourism bureau promises to keep ‘tighter control’ of Mount Everest climbs

Nepal’s tourism ministry said Friday it plans to exercise tighter control of climbers scaling Mount Everest to make sure they keep the world’s highest peak clean and to prevent rows. The ministry will set up a 10-member team made up of government officials, veteran Nepalese climbers and security officers that…

Saudi Arabian woman in historic Mount Everest climb

Raha Moharrak, who was among a party of 64 climbers, becomes first female from the country to scale the mountain A Saudi Arabian woman has become the first woman from her country to climb Mount Everest. Raha Moharrak was one of 64 climbers who scaled Mount Everest from Nepal’s side…

80-year-old Japanese man starts ascent of Mount Everest

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world. In a voice message recorded on his website, Yuichiro Miura said the expedition was setting off Thursday for a climb that…

‘Super sherpa’ says climate change may make Mount Everest unclimbable

Climate change is altering the face of the Himalayas, devastating farming communities and making Mount Everest increasingly treacherous to climb, some of the world’s top mountaineers have warned. Apa Sherpa, the Nepali climber who has conquered Mount Everest a record 21 times, said he was disturbed by the lack of…

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