Everest Base Camp

Interview: Janie Crouch, author of ‘Cyclone’

<b>Joyce: Welcome to HEA, Janie! Please tell us a bit about your new release, Cyclone.</b><p><b>Janie:</b> Perhaps the most thrilling thing I can say is that <i>Cyclone</i> (actually the entire Linear Tactical series) is: This is the book I’ve been waiting to write my entire career! It’s longer and sexier, and because I …

Special Forces

Nepal's Three Passes Trek: Kongma La

<b>Kongma La</b> is the easternmost pass of Nepal's <b>Three Passes Trek</b> and is generally considered to be the most difficult of the three (but don't let the …

Everest Base Camp

Everest trek to thank Liverpool Heart & Chest Hospital

AN adventurous sales rep aims to stand on top of the world, as he steps up plans for a 17 day trek to the base camp of Mount Everest in October, in …

Liverpool

11 of the most stunning marathon settings in the world

For some marathoners completing one race just isn't enough – it simply leaves them hungry for more.<p>Assuming a backdrop of stunning scenery and …

Lifestyle (UK)

The 15 most beautiful places in South America The 15 most beautiful place

It was very hard for us to choose <b>the 15 most beautiful places in South America.</b> We spent 5 months traveling around South America and we visited all …

South America

Klook Targets TripAdvisor, Expedia In $183B Tour Industry

Can a startup that’s gotten big in Asia sustain its growth by taking market share in the U.S.? Investors just bet $200 million that the answer is yes.<p>The industry in question is the global travel industry’s tours and activities market that’s growing growing at a 10% annual rate from $135 billion in …

News (Hong Kong)

Technology Could Make Cities Obsolete In A Near Future - Here's How

As technology advances and the nature of workplaces and jobs radically change, the need for people to continue flocking to cities could …

Developing Countries

Earth's Edge FREE Everest Base Camp Talk @ Great Outdoors

FREE EVEREST BASE CAMP TALK<p>Where? Great Outdoors, Chatham St, Dublin 2.<p>When? Tuesday, September 25th at 7pm<p>How do I book my place at the talk?<p>To …

Mount Everest

Cancelled Flights, London to Dubai, Pegasus and Emirates

Yes, it happened. Yesterday was the day we never anticipated. After 5 and a half years of full time travel we met our first major airport related …

Air Travel

Hilaree Nelson's Bold Attempt to Ski the Lhotse Couloir

In August, American ski mountaineers Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison flew to Nepal from their homes in Telluride, Colorado, and Tahoe City, California, respectively, to attempt the first ski descent of 27,940-foot Lhotse. Part of the Everest massif, Lhotse is the fourth-highest mountain in the …

Mount Everest

Travel Bloggers Share their favourite Hikes Around the World Pt3

Hikes Around the World<p>Travel Bloggers Share their favourite Hikes Around the World Pt3<p><i>Hiking</i> and trekking in various parts of the world is definitely …

Campgrounds

Why Paul Oakenfold Became the First-Ever Artist to Play Stonehenge

Paul Oakenfold likes to boldly DJ where no man has DJ’ed before. In 2003, he became the first person to tote turntables onto the Great Wall of China. …

Music

My Qantas cash card failed and this is how they responded

UNSETTLING EXPERIENCE<p>I was shocked when my Qantas cash card, not due to expire until August this year, was declined when I went to use it in a Paris …

Travel (Australia)

Denizen Of The Deep

Nudibranch, <i>Placida kevinleei,</i> named after Kevin Lee, Watamu, Kenya, Africa.Some explorers have had mountains named after them. Some planets. Southern …

Nature Photography

Best Hikes In Nepal – There’s Something for Everyone Here

With many of the worlds tallest mountains on earth, it’s easy to see why Nepal is such a hot-spot for hikers.<p>The wild landscape, rugged terrain and …

Hiking

Disaster packing: how to survive an avalanche, falling overboard and being kidnapped

How to survive: An avalanche<p>In 2015, climber Jules Mountain was fast asleep at Everest Base Camp when his tent was struck by a wall of ice and snow<p>I …

Washing Machines

A 77-year-old doctor diagnosed himself with a deadly lung problem while climbing Everest — here's how he survived

• Mount Everest is an extremely dangerous climb. Many hikers contract a lung condition called high-altitude pulmonary edema that can be deadly.<br>• The best …

Mountaineering

Elin Hilderbrand: ‘My favorite place to be is always Nantucket Island’

Dubbed the “queen of beach reads,’’ Elin Hilderbrand is a New York Times best-selling author whose books sweep readers away with character-driven …

Natural Beauty

TechRepublic editors to climb Island Peak

<i>“Do not underestimate this mountain…”—Erling Juul, Island Peak conqueror</i><p>The excitement is building! Two TechRepublic editors tomorrow take a leave …

Mountaineering

Why tourist boards are telling you to ditch the 'bucket list' and change the way you travel

Tourist boards traditionally shout about the very best things to see and do in their country. Click on any website and you will likely be greeted with a carousel of Unesco World Heritage Sites, white-sand beaches, never-ending sunsets.<p>But in 2018, with a growing number of tourists seeking out the …

Travel (Australia)

Nepali Chef Sujan Shrestha wins an Australian TV competition

"Not just Mt Everest" – Efforts to turn Nepal into a ‘food destination’<p>It’s not just the trekking routes along the mountainous regions, but Nepal’s …

TV (Australia)

Look No Further Than These Women-Focused Adventures for Winter Travel

Wild Women Expeditions offers treks around the world all winter long.

Hot Springs

Nepalese government cracks down on Everest rescue fraud

Trek operators have been engaged in what insurance companies describe as a wave medical and helicopter rescue fraud, preying on tourists completing …

Travel (Australia)

Itching to get away? Ten fall deals you’ll want to book now

Fall is one of the best times to travel. It’s the low season in Europe and the Caribbean and tour operators are offering you incentives to book now. If you’re headed south of the equator, prices are already lower than in many other countries and you get to take advantage of their spring season. To …

Travel

Investigations Reveal Multi-Million Dollar Scam on Everest

<i>Recent investigations surrounding some trekking companies in Nepal’s tourism industry have uncovered a grim, shocking, multi-million dollar scam</i> …

Insurance

Near Everest’s Slopes, a Helicopter Rescue Fraud Preys on Trekkers

KATHMANDU, Nepal — When Geoffrey Chang, an Australian trekker heading to Mount Everest Base Camp, woke up with chest pain, his Nepali guide pushed immediately for a medical evacuation, saying he had a serious case of acute mountain sickness.<p>But the next morning, Mr. Chang was feeling better, and …

News

Nepal cracks down after tourists scammed for helicopter rescues

<b>(CNN) —</b> Authorities in Nepal are launching a crackdown after it emerged trekking and mountaineering agencies were defrauding insurance companies for millions of dollars by charging them for unnecessary helicopter evacuations from Everest and other mountains in the Himalayas.<p>According to Ghanashyam …

Justice

Insight: Sept 4

This week on <b>Insight</b> “Rebuilding Your Life” explores how people rebuild their lives after catastrophic injuries.<p><i>Life can change in an instant – and in</i> …

TV (Australia)

Nepal cracks down on lucrative helicopter rescue scams

Nepal has ordered a review of the way summit helicopter rescues are conducted after uncovering a multimillion-dollar scam in which climbers were pressured, sometimes by having their food spiked, to take costly flights down mountains.<p>Insurance industry figures said the scam, which had been operating …

Mountaineering

Rebuilding Your Life

Life can change in an instant. And in that instant, many hopes and dreams can be cruelly snatched away. When we’re hit with catastrophic injuries, …

Mountain Biking