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Breaking the ice: After scaling Mt Everest at 49, Bengaluru’s Sunil Nataraj eyes more peaks

June 02, 2022 7:56 am

It took Sunil Nataraj, a product marketing official, nearly 600 km of cycling, two mountains, about Rs 40 lakh and 11 years to achieve his dream of climbing Mt Everest.

Nepali woman's 10th Everest climb breaks her own record

May 13, 2022 12:31 pm

Everest has been climbed 10,657 times since it was first scaled in 1953 from the Nepali and Tibetan sides. Many have climbed it more than once, and 311 people have died.

China sets up world's highest automatic weather station at 8,800 m altitude on Mount Everest

May 05, 2022 2:42 pm

The newly-established weather station will help collect and study meteorological data from the world's highest peak that will yield crucial insights about the conditions of the local glaciers

May 5, 1982, Forty Years Ago: British Bombers

May 04, 2022 10:42 pm

Nott informed members of Parliament, “A further sortie was made to render the airstrip unusable for light supply communications and ground attack aircarft operating within the islands.

Mount Everest climbers hold world's highest tea party; set a new Guinness World Record

March 15, 2022 11:59 am

Andrew Hughes, an endurance athlete and adventurer, hosted the party along with his teammates as they sat down to have the hot beverage and snacks at a height of 21, 312 feet above sea level

Major Ahluwalia, spine institute founder and mountaineer, dies at 85

January 16, 2022 9:38 am

🔴 At the age of 26, Major Ahluwalia was part of the first Indian expedition to summit Mount Everest in 1965.

'We saw the sun rise from under our feet': Everest Twins Tashi and Nungshi Malik

October 07, 2021 12:11 pm

The Malik sisters are among the 400+ women from across the world who have taken on the 'Women Peak Challenge' in Switzerland, where they are representing India

280 climbers, two medics, few resources: how ITBP doctor scaled Covid at Everest

July 09, 2021 1:47 pm

The Everest had just reopened after a gap of a year because of the pandemic and climbers from around the world, with their Sherpas, had crowded the camp waiting for a window to trek to the world's highest peak.

Dozens came down with Covid-19 on Everest, Nepal says it never happened

June 28, 2021 10:52 am

Few Sherpas or other Nepalis had access to vaccines while the climbing season was underway; even now, as the government pleads with wealthy nations for doses, less than 3% of the population has been fully inoculated.

Bad weather triggered by Yaas, Tauktae, forces Indian climbers to abandon Mt Nuptse summit

June 12, 2021 10:58 am

Mt Nuptse was among four peaks including Mt Pumori (7,161 mts), Mt Lhotse (8,516 mts) and Mt Everest (8,848 mts), to be climbed as part of the one and half month long expedition. The remaining three peaks were scaled successfully.


Every minute counts: Deaths rise on Mount Everest as Nepal issues more permits

May 31, 2019 1:38 pm

This year, permits were issued to 381 people, the highest number ever, according to the government. They were accompanied by an equal number of guides from Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community.


Arunima Sinha: World's First Female Amputee to Climb Mount Everest

March 08, 2019 6:56 pm

Arunima Sinha, 30-year-old national level volleyball player lost her leg in 2011 after she was pushed out of a moving train while resisting thieves who tried to snatch her gold chain. Two years later, she climbed the world's highest peak, Mt Everest.