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Record breaker Miura will not climb Mt. Everest again

Japanese alpinist Yuichiro Miura, who broke the record last week for being the oldest climber of Mt. Everest at 80, said on Sunday that it was the …

Latest News Breaking, Pakistan News

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has accused ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif of winning May 2013 elections with the help of …

Twin sisters script history by reaching Mt Everest

Twin sisters from Dehradun conquered the Mount Everest and aim to defy all odds as they expressed their desire to climb the other five high peaks in …

After Mt Everest, twins plan to scale peaks in all continents

Twin sisters from Dehradun who scripted history by conquering Mt Everest are planning to climb the highest peaks in all continents.<p>After toiling hard …

Raghav Joneja, 15, becomes youngest Indian to climb Mt Everest

At 15 years and seven months, Raghav Joneja has become the youngest Indian to scale Mount Everest, climbing the peak with five teenage mates from …

Richard Parks raises concerns that Everest is becoming too busy as the 60th anniversary of Hilary's ascent approaches

Adventurer Richard Parks has spoken of fears that too many people are climbing Everest as the 60th anniversary of the first successful climb of the …

Raha Moharrak Becomes First Saudi Woman To Climb Mt. Everest

Raha Moharrak has become the first woman from Saudi Arabia to climb Mt. Everest when she made it to the summit yesterday after a grueling climb.<p>The …

Palestinian scales Mt. Everest

Four alpinists from Arab countries scaled Mount Everest as part of a 64-man group, thus setting a triple mountain-conquering precedent: The first …

Indian sisters become first twins to conquer Mt. Everest

<b>Kathmandu, May 20:</b> Two 21-year-old Indian sisters have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to conquer the summit of Mount Everest …

Everest: the ascent

I was a rank outsider with the 1953 British Everest Expedition, the first ever to reach the top of the world. I was no climber, was not particularly …

Touching heaven: Everest - in pictures

Everest Tourism Changed Sherpa Lives

Conrad Anker, Climber:<p>The Sherpa are one of 70 ethnic groups within Nepal and they migrated over from Tibet. Their name means “Easterner”. So, they came to the mountains and they settled the higher regions of the Himalayas. And, just by chance of living where they have, they’ve become connected to …

Opinion: Despite Changes, Mount Everest Is Changeless

A climber who scaled Everest 30 years apart ponders a changing mountain.<p><i>Editor's Note: This piece is adapted from the last chapter of the new National Geographic book The Call of Everest, available wherever books are sold.</i><p><b>Last spring I spent a month at Mount Everest Base Camp for a photographic</b> …

Forget the Everest brawl: the real story is how Sherpas are taking control

It's an irresistible contrast. On the one hand, modern mountaineering superstars with their blogs and sponsorship deals, scrapping with outraged …

Everest 2013: The Fallout Continues

The recent violent attacks between a mob of angry Sherpas and three high profile mountaineers – Ueli Steck, Simone Moro and Jonathan Griffith – …

Americans On Everest: A Look Back At The Famous 1963 Expedition

Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first American to summit Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet at 29,029 feet in height. That …

It Costs At Least $30,000 to Climb Mt. Everest

It’s hard to say exactly how many climbers have attempted to summit Mount Everest. As of 2011, 3,100 had logged climbs to the top of the 29,028-foot …

Burdens of race and class shatter Sherpa peace

On the morning of Coronation day – 2 June 1953 — the world was suddenly made familiar with the name Sherpa Tenzing. When I heard it, I thought of …

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest

Two octogenarians are preparing to go head-to-head to determine who will hold the record for the oldest to summit Mt. Everest; 81-year-old Min …

The ice on Mount Everest is melting

<i>By Becky Oskin<br>LiveScience</i><p>Earth's global thaw has reached Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, researchers said Tuesday at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico.<p>Glaciers in the Mount Everest region have shrunk by 13 percent in the last 50 years and the snowline has shifted upward by 590 …

Mount Everest Climbers’ Waste Could Power Local Villages

​​<p>The village of Gorak Shep. Photo: Frank Kehren<p>There is no plumbing on Mount Everest. When nature calls, climbers must use makeshift holes dug by …

Everest 2013: Summit Bids Denied!

The summit of Everest is remaining elusive this spring as high winds continue to play havoc with the team schedules. Yesterday was suppose to be the …

Saudi woman summits Everest

Raha Moharrak on Saturday made history when she became the first female mountaineer from Saudi Arabia to successfully scale Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. Saudi women are practically barred from any sports activity.<p>Saudi woman Raha Moharrak reached the summit of Nepal's Mount Everest, the …