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MOUNT EVEREST NEWS

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.

Covid-19 fails to deter hundreds of climbers on Mount Everest

May 29, 2021 1:33 pm

Three expedition teams to Everest cancelled their climb this month following reports of people getting sick. But the remaining 41 teams decided to continue with hundreds of climbers and their guides scaling the 8,849-metre top.

China cancels Mt Everest climbs over fears of Covid-19 from Nepal

May 15, 2021 1:22 pm

While China has mostly curbed domestic transmission of the coronavirus, Nepal is experiencing a surge with record numbers of new infections and deaths.

Woman mountaineer from Himachal among first to summit Mount Pumori of Everest Massif

May 13, 2021 1:08 am

The mountaineers, Baljeet Kaur, of Solan district of Himachal and Gunbala Sharma of Rajasthan are part of a 12-member team that will attempt to conquer all four peaks that are part of the Everest Massif.

Explained: Why China's plan to have a Covid-19 line on Everest is being scoffed at

May 11, 2021 7:44 am

China is planning to erect a "line of separation" at the top of Mount Everest to prevent mingling with climbers ascending from Nepal, where a wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is currently surging.

Bring back your empty oxygen tanks to help conquer Covid, Nepal urges Everest climbers

May 10, 2021 7:31 pm

The country issued climbing permits to more than 700 climbers for 16 Himalayan peaks - 408 to Mount Everest - for the April-May climbing season in a bid to get the mountaineering industry and tourism back up and running.

Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time

May 08, 2021 9:46 am

Rita, 51, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since then. He is one of many Sherpa guides whose expertise and skills are vital to the safety and success of the hundreds of climbers who head to Nepal each year seeking to stand on top of the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) mountain.

Two Indians banned after Mount Everest summit climb found to be fake

February 12, 2021 9:00 am

An investigation by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation concluded both Yadav and Rani had lied because the evidence, including photographs, didn't add up

Meeting the last big challenge of mountaineering: What it took a Nepali team to climb K2 in winter

February 03, 2021 6:58 pm

Prone to avalanches, marked by forbidding temperatures and fierce winds, K2 is so formidable that it is called the ‘Savage Mountain’.

Quixplained: Why China and Nepal have re-measured Mount Everest

December 22, 2020 2:36 pm

How are mountains measured? Why did China and Nepal feel the need to re-measure Mount Everest? Take a look.

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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.

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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.