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Double amputee who scaled Kilimanjaro raises bar, eyes Mount Everest next

Chitrasen Sahu has set up the state wheelchair basketball team, fought for his right to drive, and on September 23, became India’s first double amputee to climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Both mental and physical fitness essential to climb Everest: Aditya Gupta who scaled Everest at 50

After nine months of rigorous training, Aditya Gupta scaled the Everest in May this year.

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Back home alive, Indian climber explains what went wrong on Mount Everest

Everest traffic jam: As cheaper operators have entered the fray, the number of amateur climbers have also shot up, creating deadly bottlenecks en route to the top of the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak — especially when bad weather cuts the number of summit days, as it did this year.

95 years ago, Everest was just as deadly but much less crowded

If you’ve ever faced the Himalayas, you know they can swallow you whole.

Nepal picks up four bodies, 11 tonnes of garbage in Mount Everest clean-up

The garbage, along with the bodies of some of the 300 people who have died over the years on Everest's slopes, are buried under the snow during winter, but become visible when the snow melts in summer.

After 11 deaths, Nepal considers limiting access to Mount Everest

A photo from May 21 of a long line of mountaineers struggling to make their way to the top of a ridge had gone viral last month. It was when good weather forecast drove around 250 climbers, and almost as many sherpas, to scale the mountain all at once, leading to a long line at a bottleneck, which proved fatal for many.

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Nepal issuing too many permits: First Indian to lead team to Mount Everest

The government issued 381 permits this year — an all-time high. To get a permit, one does not require previous mountaineering training, just a certificate of medical fitness and a recommendation letter from a recognised Alpine Association.

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Mountaineering is a perilous, sometimes fatal, pursuit. For those who take part in this sport, it is a risk they accept as part of a transcendent and sometimes tragic fascination for high places

Explained: What does it take to climb Mount Everest? What are the risks involved?

Mount Everest expedition: The death of 11 climbers on the world’s highest peak has drawn worldwide attention. What does it take to climb Mount Everest? How many get permission, and how? What are the risks involved in the ascent?

‘Don’t mess with mountains’

With the Nepal government issuing around 500 climbing permits every season, the growth in number of mountain climbers is unstoppable.

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

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

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.

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