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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.

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.

Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 13:36

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.

Nepal promises major climbing reforms after killer avalanche

Last Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014, 18:23

Three days after a deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest slopes claimed 13 lives, the Nepalese government Monday promised major reforms in the mountaineering sector and urged local Sherpa guides and other supporting staff to resume preparatory work ahead of the summer climbing season.

Nepal halts search for missing Sherpa guides

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 20:12

Nepal on Sunday called off the search for three missing Sherpa guides due to heavy snow fall, two days after 13 people died in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest, the world`s highest peak.

Bharat Ratna for Tenzing if BJP voted to power, says Ahluwalia

Last Updated: Monday, March 24, 2014, 13:39

In an attempt to connect with the local populace, BJP vice president and nominee for the Darjeeling parliamentary seat SS Ahluwalia has said mountaineer Tenzing Norgay Sherpa deserves Bharat Ratna and the BJP will look into the matter if voted to power.

Why Tibetans easily adapt to high-altitudes

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 11:55

Researchers have suggested that genetic adaptations for life at high elevations found in residents of the Tibetan plateau likely originated around 30,000 years ago in peoples related to contemporary Sherpa.

Nepal introduces ID cards for all Everest summiteers

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 16:24

Nepal on Tuesday launched a new system of providing identity cards to all summiteers of Mount Everest.

Mexican twice summits Everest in one climbing season

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013, 12:39

Mexican David Liaño Gonzalez Sunday became the first climber to double summit on Mount Everest, the world`s tallest mountain, in the same season, the climb`s organizers said.

Nepalese women set to conquer highest peaks in 7 continents

Last Updated: Sunday, February 24, 2013, 18:21

Seven young Nepalese women, who have embarked on adventurous mission to conquer highest peaks in world`s 7 continents, will set feet on fourth peak, Mt Kilimanjaro (5,895 m) of South Africa.

Nepalese trekker dies trying to climb Mt Everest

Last Updated: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 22:48

The eldest son of noted Nepalese mountaineer Ang Rita Sherpa died while attempting to scale Mount Everest.

Everest hero highlights flood threat in Himalayas

Last Updated: Friday, March 02, 2012, 21:21

Before Apa became a legendary Sherpa mountaineer, he was a humble Himalayan potato farmer who worked his fields in the Everest foothills until, without warning, raging floodwaters swallowed his farm.