Mount Everest now a high-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to commercial mountaineering

Mount Everest now a high-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to commercial mountaineering

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre peak.

Jun 18, 2018, 09:31 AM IST

Himalayan peak 5260 set to be named after mountaineer Nalini

Veteran mountaineer Nalini Sengupta is set to become the first Puneite to have a Himalyan peak christened in her honour.

Jul 25, 2015, 12:41 PM IST

Nepal may extend Everest climbing permits after earthquake

Nepal may allow hundreds of mountaineers forced to quit their Everest expeditions last month due to an earthquake-triggered avalanche to use their $11,000 climbing permits next year, an official said Friday.

May 29, 2015, 21:15 PM IST

Climbing firms call off Mount Everest season after earthquake

Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world`s highest peak.

May 04, 2015, 00:17 AM IST

Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body to reach his native place today

The body of Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the mountains of Argentina last month, will reach his native place in Nellore district of Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening.

Apr 24, 2015, 05:39 AM IST

Indian Army set to scale Everest,to bring down tonnes of trash

A mountaineering team of the Indian Army is set for the challenging journey to scale the Mount Everest from where they will bring down 4,000 kg of trash left behind by climbers, marking the golden jubilee of the first Indian conquest of the world's highest peak.

Apr 10, 2015, 19:30 PM IST

Nepal close to extending permits for canceled Everest climbs

Nepal's government is close to extending the permits for individuals who had to abandon their attempts to climb Mount Everest after last year's deadly avalanche, a mountaineering official said on Thursday.

Feb 26, 2015, 19:09 PM IST

Nepal to upgrade forecasts, station doctors on Everest

Nepal will station doctors on Mount Everest and upgrade weather forecasting systems on popular trekking and climbing routes after a snowstorm and avalanches killed dozens last year, officials said Monday.

Feb 23, 2015, 20:36 PM IST

Sachin Tendulkar meets Tashi, Nungshi Malik - first Indian twins to scale Mt Everest

Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar on Wednesday met Tashi Malik and Nungshi Malik, two 23-year-old twin Indian sisters who have scaled summits of six of the highest mountains across six continents.

Aug 20, 2014, 23:43 PM IST

Andhra teen becomes youngest woman to scale Everest

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

May 25, 2014, 14:44 PM IST

Nepal to keep closer eye on Everest expeditions

Nepal`s Tourism Ministry said it plans to exercise tighter control of climbers scaling Mount Everest to make sure they keep the world`s highest peak clean.

Aug 02, 2013, 22:30 PM IST

Four Spanish climbers missing in northern Pakistan

Four Spanish mountaineers were listed as missing in Gilgit-Baltistan in northern Pakistan, days after three Iranian climbers were lost in the same region.

Jul 23, 2013, 16:14 PM IST

Three West Bengal mountaineers traced in Nepal

Three mountaineers from West Bengal, missing for the last two days during an expedition to Mount Dhaulagiri in Nepal, were traced.

May 24, 2013, 22:22 PM IST

Japanese octogenarian becomes oldest person to scale Everest

An 80-year-old Japanese national set a new world record by becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

May 23, 2013, 20:28 PM IST

Double whammy for Pune mountaineers

A team of mountaineers from Pune conquered the world`s tallest peak Mt. Everest and Mt. Lhotse, the world`s fourth highest, early Friday, an official said.

May 17, 2013, 18:52 PM IST

Chances of finding Polish climbers in Pakistan fade

A team of four Polish mountaineers completed the first winter ascent of the peak on Tuesday.

Mar 07, 2013, 14:14 PM IST

Jharkhand climbers scale Mt. Everest

Three climbers from Jharkhand, mentored by the legendary Bachendri Pal, have become the latest to scale the Mt. Everest peak.

Jun 08, 2012, 17:47 PM IST

Spaniard dies after reaching Everest`s summit

The family of the Barcelona-born climber decided to let Juan Jose Polo Carbayo`s body remain on the mountain.

May 24, 2012, 15:05 PM IST

You bear pain in the mountains, not speak it

Mt. Everest conquerer Gaurav speaks to`s Vineet Sharma.

Aug 02, 2011, 21:24 PM IST

You bear pain in the mountains, not speak it

Mt. Everest conquerer Gaurav speaks to`s Vineet Sharma.

Sep 16, 2010, 09:27 AM IST

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