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.

Nepal observes first human ascent to Mount Everest

Kancha Sherpa, 81, led the rally of 1,500 people including tourism entrepreneurs, climbers, guides and journalists.

Andhra teen becomes youngest woman to scale Everest

In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna on Sunday became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest.

Andhra teen becomes youngest woman to scale Everest

In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna has become the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest.

Missing Bengal mountaineer`s kin unhappy with rescue efforts

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.

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.

New snake species from the Himalayas discovered

Chinese scientists have discovered a new species of brownish pit viper in the largest scientific study since the 1970s on wildlife at Mount Everest.

Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

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 hope Everest deaths will impel safety fixes

Guy Cotter was so concerned about the safety of Sherpa guides and porters through Mount Everest`s notorious Khumbu Icefall that he and another commercial guide operator hatched a plan.

Nepal mulling ban on foreigners climbing alone on Everest

Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world`s highest peak, an industry official said today.

Guides, climbers prepare to leave Everest

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

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.