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

17 more scale Mount Everest on Sunday

As many as 17 climbers scaled the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest (8848 m), on Sunday. With this, the number of Everest conquerors this year reached 62. An official deployed by the Department of Tourism at the Everest Base Camp, Gyanendra Shrestha, said 10 Nepalis and seven foreigners climbed up the Everest today,

Kenton Cool season’s first foreigner to scale Mt Everest

Mt Everest on Thursday morning recorded its first summit by the foreign expedition members of the season after the renowned British climber Kenton Cool along with a fellow mountaineer Robert Lucas and two Sherpa guides successfully reached to the top of the world’s highest peak. According to base camp officials, Kenton, 42, and Lucas, 53,

British climbers first foreigners to scale Mt Everest in two years

Renowned British climber Kenton Cool, along with fellow mountaineer Robert Lucas and two Sherpa guides, successfully reached the top of Mt Everest, becoming the first foreigners to climb the mountain in the spring season, according to Gyanendra Shrestha, an official at the Department of Tourism. Nine Sherpas reached the summit yesterday to fix ropes on

Google says Mt Everest lies in China

In an apparent error, Google Maps has shown world’s highest peak Mount Everest as being located in China. When ‘Mt Everest’ was searched in Google Maps on Saturday, the site returned with the result that Mt. Everst is in Tingri, Xigaze in China. Meanwhile, social media users have been taking exception to this apparent error.