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International Yoga Day: Celebrations from Mt Everest's base to Earth's lowest elevation at Dead Sea

The Indian mission in Nepal organized a Yoga day Event at Nepal’s Namche Bazaar-gateway of Mount Everest, the highest peak in the world. 

Jun 21, 2019, 07:28 AM IST

World's highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

The successful installation aims to break new ground in our monitoring and understanding of climate change as the stations will help continuously monitor the upper reaches of the atmosphere, which is critical to tracking and predicting weather patterns around the globe, the statement added.
 

Jun 14, 2019, 11:25 AM IST

11,000 kg garbage, four dead bodies removed from Mt Everest in two-month long cleanliness drive

The garbage, which included empty oxygen cylinders, plastic bottles, cans, batteries, food wrappings, faecal matter and kitchen waste, was flown to Kathmandu in army helicopters from the Everest base camp.

Jun 06, 2019, 11:06 AM IST

Indian climbers killed in Mount Everest 'traffic jam'

Indian climber Kalpana Das, 49, reached the summit, but died on Thursday afternoon while descending as a large number of climbers queued near the top. She was a member of the "Three Women Expedition", Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Everest base camp was cited as saying by the Himalayan Times.

May 24, 2019, 23:59 PM IST

Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for record 23rd time

Kami Rita Sherpa is a native of Thame village located in the shadow of Mount Everest.

May 15, 2019, 11:57 AM IST

Maharashtra: 11 tribal students including four girls to climb Mount Everest

This is the second time tribal students from Maharashtra will embark on a mission to conquer the world`s highest peak in Nepal.

Apr 06, 2019, 14:17 PM IST

Six continents, six summits: Colonel Ranveer Singh Jamwal eyes final glory in Antarctica

With sights set firmly on Mount Vinson, Colonel Jamal is determined to conquer the icy frontiers of Antarctica. 

Dec 25, 2018, 13:49 PM IST

Nepalese airline conducts maiden flight to Everest gateway

A Nepalese airline has conducted a maiden flight to the Tenzing Hillary Airport at Lukla, the gateway to Mount Everest, an official said on Sunday.

Oct 07, 2018, 14:26 PM IST

Mount Everest now a high-altitude rubbish dump, thanks to commercial mountaineering

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 8,848-metre peak.

Jun 18, 2018, 09:31 AM IST

Hrithik plays mountaineer Arjun Vajpai in ad campaign

Actor Hrithik Roshan has essayed the role of real-life mountaineer Arjun Vajpai in an ad campaign.

Mar 03, 2018, 22:32 PM IST

More UFO sightings? Mysterious objects seen hovering over Mount Everest and Norway – See pics

The search for alien life has been going on for years and those involved in alien hunting or UFO hunting have many a time, come close enough to provide evidence justifying it.

Feb 24, 2018, 16:41 PM IST

Monk who blessed Everest climbers dies in Nepal

A Buddhist monk who blessed Everest climbers headed for the summit of the world`s highest mountain has died in Nepal aged 87, local officials said Wednesday.

Feb 14, 2018, 14:31 PM IST

Nepal rejects India’s offer to jointly re-measure Mt Everest after 2015 quake

The Survey of India proposed re-measuring Mt Everest as an ‘Indo-Nepal Joint Scientific Exercise’ with Nepal’s survey department

Dec 27, 2017, 18:09 PM IST

Scaling the heights of Mount Everest can lead to psychosis, say researchers

Researchers cited the example of mountaineer Jeremy Windsor who experienced something very strange while climbing Mount Everest in 2008.

Dec 20, 2017, 13:46 PM IST

Pune constable couple, who lied about climbing Mount Everest, suspended from force

Dinesh and Tarkeshwari had claimed on June 5, 2016 that they have become the first Indian couple to scale the Everest.

Aug 08, 2017, 13:14 PM IST

Heart-stopping plane crash video footage from Lukla Airport in Nepal

Lukla Airport also known as Tenzing-Hillary Airport was named after the first men to climb Mt Everest.

Jun 09, 2017, 17:37 PM IST

Nepal felicitates 1st Indian who scaled Everest six times

The first Indian man who scaled Mount Everest for a record six times was felicitated in Nepal.

 

Jun 09, 2017, 13:56 PM IST

This 47-year-old man with terminal cancer climbed Mount Everest

47-year-old British man with terminal cancer is believed to have become the first cancer patient to climb Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain. 

Jun 07, 2017, 18:22 PM IST

Rahul Jarngal, ONGC engineer from Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, scales Mount Everest

Rahul Jarngal, an engineer belonging to Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district, has scaled the Mount Everest.

May 29, 2017, 10:29 AM IST