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Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 18:02

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 ascents, an official said Tuesday. 

Everest climbers at 5 times higher radiation risk than nuclear plant workers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 01, 2014, 13:22

Researchers have suggested that climbers tackling Mt. Everest receive a radiation dose that is five times more than the average annual exposure of a UK nuclear power worker.

Nepal tourism assures support to foreign climbers, no halting despite deadly disaster

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 18:14

Nepal today said expeditions to Mount Everest have not been halted despite the worst disaster that killed 16 Sherpas and assured foreign climbers that it will provide all support in mountaineering on the world`s highest peak.

Nepal to impose strict measures against Everest climbers

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 21:58

After several breaches of rules and guidelines while climbing Mt Everest, Nepal has decided to adopt strict measures for aspirants from this spring.

Two US climbers presumed dead on Argentina mountain

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 03:55

Two men from Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are presumed to have died while climbing an Argentinian peak last week, their families said.

Two Italian climbers killed in Mont-Blanc avalanch

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 16:01

Two Italians have died overnight after they were swept away by an avalanche while climbing in the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps, local officials said on Tuesday.

Three Spanish climbers missing in Pakistan are feared dead

Last Updated: Saturday, July 27, 2013, 20:20

Three Spanish mountaineers who went missing in northern Pakistan are presumed dead, officials and their colleagues said on Saturday.

Pak tourism to affect badly after 10 climbers killed

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 00:11

Pakistan on Monday suspended expeditions on its second-highest peak and evacuated climbers after Islamist gunmen shot dead 10 foreign trekkers, braced for the collapse of its tiny tourist industry

Four climbers missing in Nepal as avalanche hits Mt Dhaulagiri

Last Updated: Monday, May 27, 2013, 16:30

Four climbers, including a Spanish and a Japanese, have been missing after an avalanche hit Mt. Dhaulagiri in Nepal.

UAE women students climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Last Updated: Saturday, May 11, 2013, 22:20

Nine students from the Abu Dhabi Women`s College have returned from Tanzania following a successful trip to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the world`s fourth highest mountain.

Nepal`s women climbers break highest glass ceiling

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 21:09

It`s the world`s highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women.

Three mountain-climbers die, one injured near Avacha volcano

Last Updated: Monday, March 04, 2013, 13:37

Three mountain-climbers have died in the area of Kamchatka`s volcano Avacha.