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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

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik condoles mountaineer Kalpana Das's death

The 49-year-old mountaineer from Odisha died on Thursday while descending from the peak.

May 24, 2019, 21:51 PM IST

Dress code needs to be followed, says Mahakal temple authorities after Arunima's allegations

Arunima Sinha is the first female amputee to scale Mount Everest.

Dec 26, 2017, 21:03 PM IST

Arunima Sinha, first amputee to climb Mt Everest, not allowed into Ujjain's Mahakal Temple

Arunima Sinha is the first amputee to climb Mount Everest. 

Dec 26, 2017, 19:33 PM IST

Meet Ian Toothill – The first cancer patient to conquer Mt Everest

Toothill was diagnosed with bowel cancer in June 2015 and told that he might have only four months to live.  

Jun 08, 2017, 10:49 AM IST

Former Miss India finalist among 6 evacuated from Mt Everest

According to the expedition organisers, 52-year-old Sangeeta S Bahl, who hails from Jammu and Kashmir, Argentine climbers Andres Esteban Pariz and Ricardo Dario Birn were airlifted from Camp II.

May 21, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

Nepali women scales Mt Everest with anti-trafficking message

Tamang also carried a banner through her arduous trek that read, "we are people, not property".

May 20, 2017, 19:44 PM IST

Nepalese woman breaks world record for most Everest summits

A 44-year-old Nepalese mountaineer has broken her own world record for the most Everest summits by a woman after scaling the world's tallest peak for the eighth time.

May 14, 2017, 20:26 PM IST

Indian Navy team heading to climb Mt Everest again

A team from Indian Navy is all set for an expedition to the Mt. Everest, the world`s tallest mountain peak once again.

Apr 03, 2017, 19:31 PM IST

Amit Sadh keen to climb Mount Everest!

Actor Amit Sadh loves climbing and wants to scale Mount Everest for which he has already begun preparations. At the age of six, Amit started rock climbing and spent most of his childhood in hills trekking.

Feb 25, 2017, 13:52 PM IST

Did Pune police couple 'fake' it to the Mt Everest peak? Probe underway

The two climbers had claimed to be the first Indian couple to have reached the top of the world's highest peak.

Jun 30, 2016, 07:56 AM IST

It was Rabindranath​ Tagore who gave `Mahatma' title to Gandhi: Gujrat HC

Justice JB Pardiwala, while disposing of a petition, noted that all school textbooks give the credit for the Mahatma title of Gandhi to Tagore.

Feb 20, 2016, 00:25 AM IST

Himalayas subsided by 60 cm after Nepal quake

Using satellite technology, researchers found that the Himalayas subsided by up to 60 cm after the April 2015 Nepal earthquake that killed more than 8,000 people.

Jan 12, 2016, 17:24 PM IST

PM Modi meets first Everest Indian expedition team

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met the surviving members of the team that undertook India's first successful expedition to Mt Everest here on Wednesday.

May 21, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Nepal earthquake aftermath: Mt Everest to remain shut this year too

The Nepal government has decided to cancel Mount Everest expeditions this year as well after routes above the Base Camp were destroyed by the deadly avalanches triggered by the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the Himalayan country on April 25.

May 06, 2015, 13:18 PM IST

I feared that ground would open up and swallow us: Mountaineer on Nepal quake

Moments after the earthquake jolted Nepal, climbers of Mt Everest saw avalanches rushing down from three sides with no place to hide, recounts mountaineer Hemant Gupta.

May 04, 2015, 19:41 PM IST

Nepal quake: IAF rescues 16 mountaineers from Pune stranded on Mt Everest

The Indian Air Force on Tuesday rescued 16 Pune-based mountaineers, including an 11-year-old girl, who spent two days in a make-shift tent after being stuck on Mount Everest in Nepal.

Apr 28, 2015, 23:13 PM IST

Bachendri Pal urges govt for adequate facilities to jawans

The first woman conqueror of world's highest summit Mt Everest, Bachendri Pal on Monday urged the Centre to provide adequate facilities, including drinking water and good quality sunglasses, to jawans discharging their duty on the border.

Apr 27, 2015, 19:44 PM IST

Nepal earthquake triggers deadly avalanche at Mount Everest base camp

An avalanche triggered by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal plowed through Mount Everest's base camp Saturday killing at least 18 people and injuring dozens more.

Apr 27, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

First Indian group to scale Mt Everest feted

The first Indian group to scale the world's highest peak Mt Everest was felicitated at an event to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the feat.

Apr 09, 2015, 15:47 PM IST