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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.