Nepal extends Everest climbing permits

Nepal said Friday it will allow hundreds of mountaineers forced to abandon Everest expeditions last year to use their $10,000 climbing permits until 2019, ending months of uncertainty.

Nepal boosts doctors, rescue efforts at Everest base camp

Nepal is adding more medical staff at Mount Everest's base camp and working to speed up rescue efforts, officials said today, in steps to boost safety after 16 local guides were killed by an avalanche last year in the deadliest disaster ever on the world's highest peak.

Plan to conserve Edmund Hillary's Antarctic hut

A plan to conserve New Zealand mountaineer, explorer and philanthropist and one of the first persons to climb Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary's hut in Antarctica was announced on Tuesday.

Google now takes armchair travellers on virtual tour to Mount Everest
Google now takes armchair travellers on virtual tour to Mount Everest

Google has announced that it is teaming with Ava Sherpa, a Nepalese mountaineer who reached the summit of the Mount Everest 21 times and Story Cycle, a nonprofit to take armchair travellers on a virtual tour to the top of the mountain through Google Maps.

Google launches virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region
Google launches virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region

Google launched a virtual tour of Nepal's Everest region today, allowing armchair tourists a rare glimpse of life in one of the toughest and most inaccessible places on earth, home to the world's highest mountain.

China's new daily flight to Nepal to fly over Mt Everest

 A daily flight between China's southwest Chengdu city and Kathmandu will begin next month, and will fly over the Mount Everest, providing an aerial view of the world's highest peak and Tibet.

Nepal adopting safety measures for Everest climbing season

 Nepal is adopting special safety and communications measures this year for climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest, the world`s highest peak, an official here said.

Nepal tells Mount Everest litterbugs to take out the trash

 Six decades after the first conquest of the world`s highest peak, tons of rubbish and human waste abandoned by hundreds of Mount Everest climbers is starting to raise a stink.

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.

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.

Phil Hughes' bat to be taken to top of Mount Everest
Phil Hughes' bat to be taken to top of Mount Everest

In a unique tribute to Phillip Hughes, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) is planning to place a bat belonging to the late Australian cricketer on top of the Mount Everest.

Mount Everest controversy: Kapil Sharma apologises
Mount Everest controversy: Kapil Sharma apologises

Comedy king Kapil Sharma has drawn flak from people, after one of his errors put him in a tight spot. Apparently, during one his stage shows in Australia, Kapil said that Mount Everest is located in India.

Five-year-old Indian treks up to Everest base camp

The parents of five-year-old Harshit Saumitra, the youngest climber to reach the base camp of Mount Everest, are trying to register their son's name in the Guinness World Records and Limca Book of Records.

All four Indians killed in Nepal avalanche identified

The Indian embassy in Kathmandu Tuesday said that four Indians were confirmed dead and one was missing in Nepal`s snowstorm and avalanche. Twenty one others had been rescued.

First twins to scale Mount Everest inspire city school kids

Dehradun based mountaineers, who scaled the Mount Everest last year, recently visited the city to interact with students on how to follow their passion for adventure and promote the cause of Indian girl child. Patricia Mascarenhas reports

Haryana Guv lauds twins sisters who scaled Mt Everest

Haryana Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday lauded Nungshi Malik and Tashi Malik, the twin sisters who scaled Mount Everest last year.

How high altitude affects blood pressure
How high altitude affects blood pressure

  In a significant find, an expedition to Mount Everest by Italian researchers has shown for the first time that blood pressure monitored over a 24-hour period rises progressively as people climb to higher altitudes.

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.

First Pakistani team of mountaineers summit K2 peak

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

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.