Avid woman mountaineer perishes in Nepal avalanche

Her passion for mountaineering knew no bounds but it ended in a tragedy when she perished in the avalanche triggered by the earthquake in Nepal during her maiden attempt to scale Mount Everest.

Apr 27, 2015, 18:07 PM IST

Everest mountaineers mourn avalanche dead one year on

Hundreds of mountaineers and Sherpas in Nepal paid emotional tribute Saturday to 16 of their fellow guides who died in an avalanche on Everest a year ago, suspending climbing for the day.

Apr 18, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Bengal woman mountaineer, two sherpas missing on Kanchenjunga

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

May 22, 2014, 12:10 PM IST

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

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.

Apr 30, 2014, 18:14 PM IST

Expeditions in limbo as Sherpas leave Mt Everest base camp

Expeditions to Mount Everest are in a limbo this season as Sherpa mountain guides and foreign climbers started descending from base camps following the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world`s highest peak that claimed 16 lives.

Apr 29, 2014, 20:58 PM IST

No Mt Everest expedition this spring

Expeditions to Mount Everest this spring in Nepal have come to a standstill as local Sherpa guides and foreign climbers began to descend from the base camp of the world`s highest peak, stakeholders said.

Apr 29, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

Government officials on Everest to pacify angry Sherpas

Nepal`s tourism officials today met agitated Sherpa mountaineers on Mount Everest in the wake of the deadly avalanche that killed 16 mountain guides in the worst disaster on the world`s highest peak.

Apr 24, 2014, 16:40 PM IST

Sherpas won`t abandon Everest Climbing season : Mountaineering officials

Nepalese mountaineering officials on Wednesday denied that sherpa guides on Mount Everest plan to abandon this year`s climbing season out of respect for 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week.

Apr 23, 2014, 19:27 PM IST

Nepal govt agrees to some Sherpa demands after strike threat

Nepal today agreed to set up a relief fund for the victims of mountain disasters and appealed to Sherpas not to launch an agitation as it could cripple tourism industry, the country`s main forex earner.

Apr 22, 2014, 21:31 PM IST

Sherpas demand Rs 1 mn for accident victims; threaten strike

Nepalese Sherpa guides, who play a key role in mountain expeditions, on Monday warned of an agitation if their demand of Rs 1 million in compensation for their 13 colleagues killed in the deadliest accident on Mount Everest last week is not met.

Apr 21, 2014, 15:35 PM IST