Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world`s highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.

Rescue teams rush to save tourists trapped at base of Everest

China on Monday rushed rescue teams to save 86 tourists, including 13 foreigners, trapped in heavy snow at the base camp of Mt Everest.

US teen with Down syndrome scales Everest base camp

A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first persons with Down syndrome to have climbed a staggering 17,600 feet to reach one of the two base camps on Mount Everest.