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  • China Oct 29, 2019

    Nepal Man Shatters Record for Scaling World’s Highest Peaks

    A Nepalese national shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height. The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • China May 28, 2019

    11 Climbers Died On Mount Everest This Season

    Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish, 62, became the second American to have died on Mount Everest in the last 10 days. Veteran climbers blame the deaths on overcrowding due to the Nepalese government selling too many permits. The government blames the bottleneck near Everest’s peak on bad weather.

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • United States Mar 27, 2019

    US Scientists to Climb Everest, Collect Data on Climate

    A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming. The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation. In...

  • India Oct 12, 2018

    Groups Hope to Stop Animal Sacrifices During Nepal’s Biggest Festival

    Animal-rights campaigners are hoping this year’s festival season in Nepal will be a little less bloody. During the 15-day Dasain festival that began this week in the Himalayan country, families fly kites, host feasts and visit temples, where tens of thousands of goats, buffaloes, chickens and ducks are sacrificed to please the gods and goddesses as part of a practice...

  • United States Apr 17, 2018

    ‘For All Women’: Tireless Connecticut Mom Plans Her 9th Everest Summit

    Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans...

  • Alabama May 21, 2017

    American Climber Dies, Indian Missing on Everest

    An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said Sunday. Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana, Alabama, died on the mountain on Sunday but other details were not immediately known, said Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Expedition agency, based...

  • head May 8, 2017

    Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest After 85-Year-Old Dies

    Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge....
    The death of Min Bahadur Sherchan has revived concerns about allowing elderly people to attempt to scale peaks where the conditions...

  • The Associated Press May 6, 2017

    85-Year-Old Aiming to Be Oldest Everest Climber Dies

    An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was not immediately clear, said Dinesh Bhattarai, chief of Nepal’s Tourism Department. Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who...

  • Asher Klein Apr 12, 2017

    At 85, Nepali Aims to Regain Title of Oldest Everest Climber

    A Nepali who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title, at age 85, with hopes that the feat will help him spread a message of peace. Min Bahadur Sherchan plans to climb the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak next month during a window of favorable weather on the summit. “I want to be the...

  • India May 23, 2016

    3 Dead, 2 Missing on Mount Everest

    An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world’s tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed...

  • Francis Apr 26, 2015

    Pope Francis Urges Assistance for Nepal Quake Victims

    Pope Francis has led prayers in St. Peter’s Square for the dead and displaced from the massive earthquake in Nepal and surrounding areas. Francis called for assistance for the survivors during his weekly Sunday blessing. He said he was praying for the victims, the injured and “all those who are suffering from this calamity,” and asked that they have the...

  • Asher Klein May 29, 2013

    RAW VIDEO: Record-Breaking Jump From Mt. Everest

    Russian Valery Rozov has broken the record for the world’s highest ever base jump at 23,687.7 feet above sea level. The 48-year-old Russian daredevil took the plunge from the north face of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on the 60th anniversary of its conquest.

  • Massachusetts Jan 9, 2015

    Around the World: January 9, 2015

    Here’s what’s happening across the United States and around the world today.

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