Mount Everest

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 …

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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 …

New York Post

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 …

GrindTV

What's driving Japan's youngest Everest scaler?

Sipping her <i>yuzu</i> tea in a buzzy café in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, 20-year-old university student Marin Minamiya is exactly what you’d expect of a …

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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 …

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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 …

A.V. Club

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 …

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McGowan likens win to climbing Mt Everest

WA Opposition Leader Mark McGowan is confident his team has done its best during the state election campaign, but says winning will be like climbing …

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Mount Everest base camp to get world's highest free WiFi service

Instagramming those glorious Mount Everest peaks and recording videos of the snow-capped mountains is set to become easy and fun. Nepal is likely to create a free WiFi zone at the base camp of Mount Everest to facilitate communications from the world's highest mountain.<p><b>Google Executive Daniel</b> …

International Business Times

Australian man dies trekking in Nepal

An Australian man has died while trekking in Nepal, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) has confirmed.<p>The Melbourne man reportedly …

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The Everest Effect

On the morning of May 25, 2006, Myles Osborne was poised to become one of the last climbers of the season to summit Mount Everest. The weather was perfect, and it seemed nothing would stop his team. Then a flapping of orange fabric caught his eye. He believed it to be a tent—until the fabric spoke: …

Outside

Andy Holzer: “Our chance on Everest is alive” - Mount Everest

Andy Holzer on the Rongbuk Glacier near Everest (in 2015)<p>Andy Holzer has climbed already six of the “Seven Summits”, the highest mountains of all …

Mountaineering

Mount Everest Base Camp is getting free Wi-Fi

What's that old adage again: if you don't Instagram it, it didn't happen? No, that must be a new saying.<p>Either way, you won't have to worry next time you hike Mount Everest (after you land on the base camp helipad, that is), because the Nepalese government is creating two free Wi-Fi zones. six …

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The Teen Climbs The World’s Biggest Mountains To Help Millions Of Boys Affected By This Disease

"I have been blessed with my ability to climb."<p>One teenage boy has taken a huge step in the fight against Duchenne muscular dystrophy.<p>After seeing a …

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Himalayan con cop couple now make another tall claim, about conspiracy

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

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This Bollywood Actor Is Gearing Up To Climb The Mount Everest

<b>Amit Sadh</b> Of <i>Kai Po Che</i> fame is reportedly keen to climb the Mount Everest – and we all know that’s no mean feat. But the actor has harboured this …

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Melting glaciers around Mount Everest may be forming killer lakes

Of the roughly 198,000 glaciers on the planet, more than a quarter are found in the Himalayas. But even this frigid expanse of ice and snow—home to …

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I Climbed Mount Everest in VR and Ended Up Playing 'God'

I've always wanted to be the type of person who could climb Mount Everest someday, but all of the preparation, training, expense and actual mountain …

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You Can Climb Mount Everest Without Spending $60,000 and Months of Your Life Training

Climbing to the summit of Mount Everest is on many people's bucket lists, but turning the dream into a reality is difficult—to say the least.<p>First, …

Travel + Leisure

Now you can climb Mount Everest in VR

Just last week, I had a great conversation with a Manhattan taxi driver named Sherpa, who, after I asked if his name was connected to Nepal, told me that he had indeed stopped working on Mount Everest to live in New York City. Smiling, he suggested I visit the famed (and quite dangerous) mountain …

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Free Wi-Fi is on its way to Mount Everest in an effort to ease communication and boost tourism

Ever travelled to the foot of Mount Everest and cursed not being able to Snapchat the experience? Well, now you will be able to, as its base camp is set to offer free Wi-Fi zones.<p>According to the Hindustan Times, the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) announced that the technological step is …

Lonely Planet

Mount Everest Base Camp Is Getting Free Wi-Fi - Condé Nast Traveler

Nothing is sacred.<p>What's that old adage again: if you don't Instagram it, it didn't happen? No, that must be a new saying. Either way, you won't have to worry next time you hike Mount Everest (after you land on the base camp helipad, that is), because the Nepalese government is creating two free …

Condé Nast Traveler

Scientists categorize Earth as a 'toxic planet'

Humans emit more than 250 billion tonnes of chemical substances a year, in a toxic avalanche that is harming people and life everywhere on the planet.

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Gourmet Dinner Party for 25 on Mount Everest? No Problem

For a chef who's filleted and flambéd in some of Europe's top restaurants, planning a dinner party for two dozen people shouldn't present an …

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Nepal Fines Guiding Company for False Everest Summit Claims

Remember the story of the Indian couple who faked their Everest summit last spring? It was a husband and wife duo by the name Dinesh and Tarkeshwari …

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Did an Earthquake Make Mount Everest Shorter? New Expedition Aims to Find Out

In April, 2015, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated the Himalayan nation of Nepal—killing 9,000 and injuring thousands more. Soon after, data from …

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Did an earthquake shrink Mount Everest? India is going to check.

<b>By Max Bearak</b>, <i>The Washington Post</i><p>According to India’s surveyor-general, a school of thought has grown that Earth’s highest peak, Mount Everest, has …

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Scientists Suspect 2015 Earthquake Caused Mount Everest To Shrink

Mount Everest may have shrunk in the past couple years (Credit: Shutterstock)<p>Scientists believe the world’s tallest mountain, Mount Everest, may have shrunk due to the recent 2015 earthquake in Nepal. This has kicked off an effort to reach the peak of Mount Everest to determine just how tall the …

Mountaineering

Mount Everest shows signs of shrinkage

Mount Everest may have shrunk following a massive earthquake two years ago — and now the world’s tallest peak is set to be remeasured, according to …

New York Post

India to send surveyors to find out whether Everest has shrunk

Scientists announce expedition to test theory that Nepalese earthquake took an inch off the world’s highest mountain<p>Anyone who aspires to climb Mount Everest might already be one inch closer to their goal.<p>Indian scientists have announced they will send an expedition to the peak of Mount Everest to …

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