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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, 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.

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.

Everest avalanche: Rescuers continue search for missing sherpas

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 11:32

Rescuers searched Mount Everest for bodies Saturday as authorities ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from an avalanche that killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the deadliest accident ever on the world`s highest peak.

12 dead in "most deadly" Mount Everest avalanche

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 10:13

In the most deadly accident on the world`s highest peak, an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 people.

Four killed in avalanche in Pakistan

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 08, 2014, 16:38

At least two women and two children were killed and six others wounded when an avalanche hit a house in this northwestern city of Pakistan today.

Snowfall in Himachal Pradesh, avalanche threat in higher areas

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 23:28

Avalanche threat loomed large over high altitude tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh as another spell of moderate to heavy snowfall lashed the higher reaches while the mid and lower hills received widespread rains.

Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 11, 2014, 00:22

A high-danger avalanche warning was Monday issued in Jammu and Kashmir for higher reaches of the Kashmir valley and Kargil district of Ladakh following heavy snowfall.

Avalanche warning for higher parts of J&K

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 21:25

With most parts of Jammu and Kashmir experiencing fresh spell of snowfall, authorities on Monday issued a high and medium-danger avalanche warning for higher parts of the state.

Avalanche warning in Kashmir

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 19:05

A medium danger avalanche warning was issued for some snow-bound areas of Kashmir Valley.

75 rescued after avalanche hits north Kashmir

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 04, 2014, 13:19

Seventy-five people were rescued in north Kashmir`s Kupwara district while efforts are on to rescue another 25 after an avalanche hit a mountain pass, police said Tuesday.