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.
Missing mountaineer Chhanda Gayen`s family requested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to send another rescue team to expedite the search for the mountaineer, citing inefficiency of the first team that was dispatched.
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.
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.
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.