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First Pakistani team of mountaineers summit K2 peak

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 21:05

The first-ever team of Pakistani climbers have reached the top of the world`s second tallest mountain, K2, to mark 60 years since it was first scaled.

Indian teens felicitated in Nepal for climbing Mount Everest

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 00:47

Two teenage Indian mountaineers, including a 13-year-old girl, were on Sunday felicitated in Nepal for successfully climbing Mount Everest from the Chinese side of the world`s highest peak.

Nepal observes first human ascent to Mount Everest

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 16:51

Kancha Sherpa, 81, led the rally of 1,500 people including tourism entrepreneurs, climbers, guides and journalists.

Andhra teen becomes youngest woman to scale Everest

Last Updated: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 16:13

In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna on Sunday became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest.

Missing Bengal mountaineer`s kin unhappy with rescue efforts

Last Updated: Friday, May 23, 2014, 15:48

Missing mountaineer Chhanda Gayen`s family requested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to send another rescue team to expedite the search for the mountaineer, citing inefficiency of the first team that was dispatched.

Bengal woman mountaineer, two sherpas missing on Kanchenjunga

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 12:10

Renowned mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two of her accompanying sherpas have gone missing while on an expedition in the Himalayas on Tuesday.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, May 17, 2014, 10:25

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.

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. 

Guides hope Everest deaths will impel safety fixes

Last Updated: Sunday, May 04, 2014, 00:13

Guy Cotter was so concerned about the safety of Sherpa guides and porters through Mount Everest`s notorious Khumbu Icefall that he and another commercial guide operator hatched a plan.

Nepal mulling ban on foreigners climbing alone on Everest

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 12:50

Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world`s highest peak, an industry official said today.

Guides, climbers prepare to leave Everest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:00

Scores of Nepalese guides and foreign climbers on Mount Everest packed up Thursday, loading supplies onto yaks and booking helicopters, with the climbing season increasingly in doubt after an avalanche killed 16 people last week.

Climate change likely to make climbing Everest riskier, less predictable

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 19:04

Scientists have claimed that climbing Mount Everest is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on the highest peak in the world.