Mount Everest

Meet a traveller: Bonita Norris, Everest summiteer

For many of us Mount Everest takes on a kind of mythical quality, destined to remain in the realms of our imaginations. But for this bold traveller, mere dreams of the mountain wouldn’t suffice and she set herself on a course to climb the world’s highest peak.<p>In 2008 Bonita Norris had never climbed …

Adventure Travel

Mount Everest: Nepali Man, 85, Aims to Become Oldest Person to Climb Peak

Next time you complain you can't do something because you're too old or too tired, think of 85-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan.<p>This Nepali man wants to become the oldest person to ever climb Mount Everest.<p>Sherchan has held the world record before but lost it in 2013. He wants to regain it by scaling …

Climate change scientists will attempt to drill world's highest glacier near Mt Everest

Understanding what happens to such glaciers is critical in predicting response to climate change.<p>An international team of scientists will attempt to …

Climate Change

DJ Paul Oakenfold Is Playing Mount Everest for the 'Highest Party on Earth’

You took a pill in Ibiza, but in the mountains of Nepal, you’re going to want to take an oxygen tank, a yak, and a very patient sherpa with an …

Watch Paul Oakenfold play the “highest party on earth“ on Mt Everest

Oakie span at Mt Everest’s Base Camp in the early hours of this morning...<p>Paul Oakenfold celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the beginning of the …

DJs

Watch Paul Oakenfold DJ on Mount Everest

You'll need to create a Plug-in Alliance account to access this low-end monster.<p>The Berlin-based DJ gets trippy on this set for Into The Valley.<p>The …

Music

SEE IT: Paul Oakenfold performs on Mount Everest

The performance was billed as "the highest party on Earth."

Mountaineering

A Look Inside IKEA's Bizarre Test Lab, Climb Mount Everest in 3D and Did Human or Household Object Wear it Better?

A weekly selection of great links hand-picked by Core77 editors. Get 'em while they're hot.<p><i>The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so</i> …

Mountaineering

Explore Mount Everest in 3D

Mountaineering disasters are fascinating, especially in how they illustrate extremes of human behavior and endurance—the way people get lost barely …

Mountaineering

Are You Chasing Your Vision or Simply Dreaming It?

Over the years, I have noticed that there is a fine line between having dreams and having a vision in life. While they are often used as …

Self-improvement

This Young Girl from Bihar Is Trying to Scale Mount Everest and Won’t Let Anything Stop Her

Mountaineering

Poorna Malavath: 'My reason for climbing Mt Everest was to prove girls can achieve anything'

<b>By Ila Ananya</b><p>The first time Poorna Malavath saw Mount Everest, she turned to her coach and said cheerfully, “It’s not that tall. We can climb it in a …

Celebrity News (India)

I’m a 42-year-old banker in Mumbai and I am going to climb Mount Everest next month

I was brought up in a middle-class Garhwali family in Baroda, Gujarat. I did what every Indian kid born in the 70s did. I went to school, played cricket, read books, and watched TV. And, as was expected of all kids, I studied hard, got good grades. I qualified as an electrical engineer, completed …

Mountaineering

Tonnes of rubbish is being cleared from Mount Everest

<b>A huge clear up is taking place on Mount Everest as the climbing season starts.</b><p>Tonnes of old equipment, rubbish and human waste litter the world's highest mountain.<p>Now climbers are being asked to help remove it.<p>Canvas bags have been left around the various camps. Since 2014, climbers have been …

Mountaineering

The Woman Determined to Be the First Trans Person to Sail the World Alone - Vice

<b>A version of this story appears in the March issue of VICE magazine. Click HERE to subscribe.</b><p>Men and women have lost their lives on senseless quests into the unknown—frozen to death on the steps of Mount Everest, or drowned by a storm in the ancient Indian Ocean. Yet modern man is pathetically …

LGBTQ

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp

KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal is urging climbers on Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, to help remove garbage from a camp abandoned two years ago after an earthquake triggered avalanches killing 18 people, as officials prepare to handle a rush of climbers.<p>Tourism and mountain climbing are the …

Climbing

Mount Everest climbers enlisted for canvas bag clean-up mission

Recreational climbers and Sherpas asked to help remove hundreds of kilograms of litter after series of deadly quakes on world’s highest peak<p>The government of Nepal and Everest expedition organisers have launched a clean-up operation at 21,000ft to remove rubbish left on the world’s highest peak …

Mountaineering

Everest climbers will carry up huge trashbags to clear years of refuse off of world's highest peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Mountaineering expedition organizers in Nepal are sending huge trash bags with climbers on Mount Everest during the spring …

Mountaineering

Climbers will place trash bins, pick up garbage along Mount Everest during this season's expeditions

Once the 10 80-kg bags are full, helicopters will be used to fly them down from the base camp.<p>Mount Everest will soon have dustbins, thanks to a …

Virtual Water

Nepal urges Everest climbers to clean camp abandoned after quake

Over 16 tonnes of garbage has been removed but how much is left remains unclear.<p>Nepal is asking climbers on Mount Everest to clean litter from a …

Mountaineering

Himalayan con couple now make another tall claim, about conspiracy

<b><br>Satyarup Siddhanta's original photo (left), which was morphed by Tarakeshwari Rathod</b><p><b>Pune:</b> The Maharashtra police constable couple that was suspended …

Maharashtra

Garbage bags sent to clean Mt Everest

Huge garbage bags are being sent with climbers on Mount Everest to collect rubbish that can then be taken by helicopter back to base camp.<p>Damodar …

Extreme Sports

Things I Am Scared of Now That I'm a Parent

I used to consider myself a brave person. I wasn't jumping out of planes or scaling Mount Everest, but I loved visiting new locales and trying new …

Parenting

No more fake views: Nepal tests GPS-tracking devices for Mount Everest climbs

Unfortunately, some people lie about topping Mount Everest. Most athletic achievements are carefully observed and documented but to date, the same hasn't held true for climbing to the top of the world's tallest mountain. It's not like anyone could actually stay there and check people's names off a …

Wearable Tech

Nepal is using GPS to catch Mount Everest cheaters

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Some climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest during the upcoming spring climbing season will be strapped with a GPS device to …

Mountaineering

Anyone who wants to climb to Everest will have to use GPS

Some of the climbers who in the next two months attempt to climb Mount Everest will have to carry GPS devices with them, in an effort to increase …

Climbing

Nepal to equip Everest climbers with GPS to stop false summit claims

As reported by Reuters, Nepalese officials announced on Monday that the country will now provide GPS tracking devices to some climbers attempting to …

Climbing

Lisa Blair conquers notorious Cape Horn during world record attempt

Fifty days into her bid to become the first woman in history to circumnavigate Antarctica solo, non-stop and unassisted, a Sydney-based sailor has …

Sailing

Odds And Sods: Adam Savage on why you can’t boil potatoes on Mount Everest

Former <i>MythBuster</i> co-host Adam Savage is out on the road as half of the Brain Candy Live! team, criss-crossing the country informing audiences about the properties of air—from its movements to its sounds and weight. If that doesn’t sound interesting to you, give it a shot, because delivered by …

Glacial Outburst Flood near Mount Everest Caught on Video

The black water, heavy with debris, came tumbling apparently out of nowhere, gushing over the rocky terrain and pushing boulders around like …

Earth Science