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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

Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta creates world record, becomes youngest to complete 7 summits, seven volcanic summits

Siddhanta, aged 35 years and 9 months, achieved the feat on Wednesday morning when he scaled Mt Sidley in Antarctica.

Jan 16, 2019, 13:35 PM 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

'Swiss Machine' Ueli Steck dies on Everest

In a video recorded in early April and posted on YouTube, Steck said he would judge the attempt a success regardless of whether he reached the top -- as long as he returned alive.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:46 PM IST

Deepika Padukone eager to meet mountaineer David Liaño González!

The dusky Indian beauty who not only conquered Bollywood but is creating her niche overseas too, is keen to meet a mountaineer.

May 13, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

One in four Sherpas involved in accidents: Study

One in four Sherpas are caught with occupational health problems while on their tough job to guide mountaineers up and down the dangerous peaks of Mount Everest and the surrounding Himalayan peaks, according to a new study.

Jun 08, 2015, 17:36 PM IST

Mountaineer recalls moments at Everest Base Camp as fresh quake hits Nepal

The strong temblor that on Tuesday shook Nepal and parts of northern and eastern India brought back the chilling memories of the April 25 earthquake for 47-year-old mountaineer Lipika Biswas who was at the Everest Base Camp when it had hit the Himalayan country.

May 12, 2015, 20:09 PM IST

Mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu's body to reach Nellore today

Body of famed Indian mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who was found dead during an expedition in the high mountains of Argentina last month, would reach his native place in Nellore district on Monday.

Apr 20, 2015, 09:23 AM IST

RIP Malli Mastan Babu: 'Mountains retained its favourite child'

Ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu, who went missing since March 24 from Andes Mountains in South America, has been found dead.

Apr 04, 2015, 10:37 AM IST

Andhra seeks help to trace mountaineer missing in South America

The Andhra Pradesh government has sought help from Indian embassies in Argentina and Chile to trace ace mountaineer Malli Mastan Babu missing for last one week.

Mar 31, 2015, 23:58 PM IST

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.

May 22, 2014, 12:10 PM IST

`Lack of infrastructure hurting sports tourism`

Lack of infrastructure in the country was the highlight of a roundtable on sports tourism organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) here Friday.

Mar 21, 2014, 16:45 PM IST

81-year-old mountaineer rescued from Everest

Nepali Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81, who was attempting to retain his 2008 record of being the oldest climber on Mt. Everest, fell ill and has been rescued from the Base Camp, officials said on Wednesday.

May 29, 2013, 14:14 PM IST

British mountaineer conquers Mt Everest for 11th time

British mountaineer Kenton Cool has conquered Mt Everest for a record-breaking 11th time. Everest is the second of three summits he is attempting to complete in one continuous climb over the course of 10 days.

May 19, 2013, 19:23 PM IST

Woman mountaineer from Bengal climbs Mt Everest

Woman mountaineer Chanda Gayen has successfully scaled the Mt Everest on Saturday, becoming the third woman from West Bengal to achieve the feat.

May 18, 2013, 18:29 PM IST