Foreign climber who perished on Mt Everest is Dutch

The foreign climber, who died on the Mt Everest after suffering from altitude-related sickness on Friday night, has been identified as Eric Arnold from the Netherlands, according to Pemba Sherpa, the manager of Seven Summit Treks. A survivor of the last year’s deadly avalanche on the Mt Everest, the 36-year-old Dutch successfully stood atop the world’s highest peak yesterday.

One foreign climber dies on Mt Everest; longline rescue performed to evacuate some

At least one climber was killed and a few others suffered from altitude related sicknesses, including snow blindness and frost bite, while descending from the top of Mt Everest, expedition organisers said. A foreign climber died at Camp IV after an expedition team managed by the Seven Summit Treks was descending to lower camps from

Indian climber Rajib Bhattacharya dies on Mt Dhaulagiri

A seasoned Indian climber lost his life while descending from the summit of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), the seventh highest mountain in the world, in western Nepal on Thursday afternoon. Rajib Bhattacharya (43) died at Camp III after he complained of snow blind late in the afternoon, according to Pemba Sherpa, manager at the Seven Summit

Over 200 climbers scale Mt Everest

More than 200 mountaineers scaled the world’s highest peak today after fair weather allowed them to move up from the higher camps. “At least 120 Nepalis and 82 foreigners made it to the top of Mt Everest successfully on a single day as climbers were allowed to climb the mountain after a closure of around

464 climbers plan Mt Everest summit push in next 4 days

As many as 464 climbers, who have been waiting for a fair window to climb Mt Everest, are all set for summit push in the next four days, an official at Nepal’s Department of Tourism said. If weather did not play spoilsport on their expedition bids, there would be a rush on Mt Everest with nearly

Three more ascend Mt Everest

Three more mountaineers successfully reached atop the summit of Mount Everest today bringing total number of ascents to 45 since the start of this year’s climbing season. Two Nepali nationals and one foreigner scaled Mt Everest, Department of Tourism Mountaineering Section Chief, Gyanendra Kumar Shrestha, told the National News Agency (RSS) from the Everest Base

Beware Everest graffiti artists, China mountaneering officials are watching

Next time you leave silly messages on the world’s highest mountain, beware: China is watching you. Mountaineering officials have scrubbed graffiti from two granite tablets on the Chinese side of Mount Everest’s northern base camp and plan to name and shame future defilers. The Paper reported today that workers removed the signatures, dates, doodles and

2015 Everest permits extended for two years

The Cabinet has given a green-signal for the Tourism Ministry proposal to extend the climbing permits of hundreds of mountaineers who had been forced to abandon their expeditions last year due to avalanche on the Himalaya triggered by the April 25 earthquake. The permits will be extended for two years until 2017. Last year, 103