Hundreds of climbers reach Everest peak in May: official

2017-06-12 16:41

Nearly 450 climbers have reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side in May, officials say, but poor weather and inexperience prevented many others from reaching the top this season.

Bodies of 3 Indian climbers retrieved from Everest

2017-05-28 22:06

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest

2017-05-27 12:30

A small cargo plane has crashed near Mount Everest, injuring all three people on board.

Four bodies in tent on Everest: They might have died years ago

2017-05-24 22:22

Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials say, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago.

SA-born illegal Everest hiker released on bail

42-year-old South African born hiker Ryan Sean Davy has been released on bail following his arrest and 6 days spent in police custody for illegally climbing Everest.

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3 climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

2017-05-22 06:32

Three climbers have died on Mount Everest and another is missing in a busy and tragic weekend on the world's highest mountain, officials and expedition organisers have said.

Nepal votes in first local election in 20 years

2017-05-14 20:59

Nepal has held local-level polls, the first since 1997 and a key step in its rocky road to democracy more than a decade after a civil war ended.

Nepal wants to limit age for Everest climbs after 85-year-old dies

2017-05-08 08:46

While an 85-year-old who died trying to become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest was being honoured, Nepali officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge.

Everest braces for record attempts

2017-05-04 19:11

Nepal has issued a record number of permits to climbers wanting to summit Mount Everest this spring.

Famed climber Ueli Steck killed in accident near Mount Everest

2017-04-30 15:27

Expedition organisers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest.


Risky retrieval of Everest bodies raises climbers' concern

2017-05-31 17:00

A high-risk expedition to retrieve bodies from Mount Everest has led some to question if the risk is acceptable.

Spanish climber tops Everest twice in a week

2017-05-28 15:21

Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week.

Nepal bans SA Everest permit dodger for 10 years

2017-05-26 20:40

Nepal has said a South African who tried to climb Mount Everest without a permit can go home without paying a $22 000 fine, but banned him from mountaineering there for 10 years.

4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest

2017-05-24 15:32

Authorities in Nepal say four bodies have been found inside a tent at the highest camp on Mount Everest, raising the death toll this climbing season to 10.

Everest toll mounts to four as rescuers find body

2017-05-22 18:16

Rescuers on Everest found the body of a missing Indian climber on Monday, taking the toll from a deadly weekend on the world's highest peak to four.

Police in Nepal detain South African for trying to scale Everest without permit

2017-05-17 10:16

A South African climber is in police custody in Nepal's capital for trying to scale Mount Everest without obtaining a permit, an official said

Acclimatise in bed, climb Everest in half the time

2017-05-11 17:45

As other Everest hopefuls were trudging up to base camp in April, Singapore-based Brooks Entwistle was at home, planning his daughter's 13th birthday party and preparing for his company's annual general meeting.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

2017-05-06 17:15

An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest, has died at base camp.

Steck set many mountaineering records before fatal fall during Everest preparations

2017-04-30 22:29

The famous Swiss climber Ueli Steck, who has been killed in Nepal while preparing to climb Mount Everest, was one of the most-renowned mountaineers of his generation.

Happy 21st for trekker rescued after 47 days on Nepal mountain

2017-04-28 19:20

A Taiwanese man who was rescued after 47 days on a mountain in Nepal, has celebrated his 21st birthday at a hospital in the capital.

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