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Explained: What it takes to scale a peak in winter, dashing up in 'alpine style'

February 13, 2021 12:46 pm

The alpine style contrasts with the 'expedition' or 'siege' style of climbing, in which climbers go from one camp to another to acclimatise.

Search underway for 3 climbers on K2 mountain in Pakistan

February 07, 2021 2:50 pm

Karrar Haideri, a top official with the Alpine Club of Pakistan, said army helicopters resumed the search that began a day earlier for Pakistani mountaineer Ali Sadpara and his two companions, John Snorri of Iceland and Juan Pablo Mohr of Chile.

118 hours 15 minutes of peak history: Dr Anshu Jamsenpa recalls her double climb of Everest

February 03, 2021 2:16 pm

As she became the fastest woman to do a double summit of Mt Everest in 118 hours and 15 minutes in 2017, while also holding the record for most summits to the tallest peak by an Indian woman – 5, she joined the illustrious list of woman mountaineers to have been conferred the Padma awards.

Nepal seeks to ban two climbers it says faked Everest summit

February 03, 2021 12:10 pm

The climbers, Narender Singh Yadav and Seema Rani Goswami, claimed they had reached the top of the mountain in 2016, though at the time local Sherpas and others questioned that.

Scaling ambitions: India's Arjun Vajpai world's youngest to summit six peaks over

May 25, 2018 2:01 pm

Vajpai, who took to climbing at the early age of 10, has so far scaled Mount Everest (8,848 mtr) in 2010, Mt Manaslu (8,163 mtr) and Mt Lhotse (8,516 mtr) in 2011, Mt Makalu (8,486 mtr) and Mt Cho Oyu (8,201 mtr) in 2016, according to the Himalayan Database.

Missing English climber's body found in Alps after three decades

February 11, 2014 6:39 pm

English climbers body found on the Matterhorn peak after more than three decades.

Daredevilry for Fun’s Sake

November 02, 2011 12:51 am

It's a mountain range that beckons the best in the world.