Mount Everest

Everest region bans single-use plastic

2019-08-21 11:36

Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of waste left by trekkers and mountaineers.

SA's mountain climbing heroine Saray Khumalo back home on terra firma

2019-05-27 18:49

South Africa and Africa's mountain conquering heroine Saray Khumalo has her feet firmly back on terra firma after her successful ascent of the world's highest peak.

2 more climbers dead as Everest toll rises

2019-05-25 09:51

The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest has taken the toll from a deadly week on the world's highest peak to 10.

World's highest ER battles to save lives on Everest

2018-06-01 19:08

As word came over the radio that a Sherpa had been struck on the head by a falling rock high on Everest, the three doctors at base camp jumped into action, fully aware that saving him would be a life-or-death race against the unpredictable mountain.

Record Everest climber returns, already planning next trip

2018-05-21 21:38

A Sherpa climbing guide who scaled Mount Everest for a record 22nd time this past week has returned from the mountain and says he's already planning his next trip.

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.

Nepal changes Everest route after avalanche deaths

2015-02-18 19:27

Nepalese officials say they are changing the route that climbers take up Mount Everest after an avalanche killed 16 guides last year, the deadliest accident in the mountain's history.

Nepal to ease congestion on Mount Everest

2014-03-25 08:43

Nepal plans to minimise the congestion of climbers near the 8 850-meter summit of Mount Everest, which gets clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather.


WATCH | 'She was not about to quit' - Thuli Madonsela summits Kiliminjaro in spite of glucose scare

2019-08-12 21:22

Professor Thuli Madonsela is planning on returning to Mount Kiliminjaro next year after summiting with the Trek4Mandela group on Women's Day in spite of a glucose scare.

WATCH: ‘This was for every African who was told it couldn’t be done’ - Saray Khumalo

2019-05-27 18:33

The first black woman from Africa to summit Mount Everest received a hero’s welcome back home on Monday. Watch.

'Traffic jam' on Everest as 2 more climbers die

2019-05-23 11:22

A huge queue of climbers has formed near the summit of Mount Everest as expedition organisers reported two more deaths.

Nepal honours 9 guides for Everest successes on anniversary

2018-05-29 17:33

Nepal has honoured several Sherpa guides for their Everest successes on the anniversary of the first conquest of the world's highest peak.

Fastest climber of 7 summits returns safely from Everest

2018-05-19 18:01

The Australian climber who became the fastest to scale the highest peaks on all seven continents has returned safely from Mount Everest

Indian climber 3rd to die on Mount Everest in recent days

2016-05-23 08:57

An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world's tallest peak.

Indian girl becomes youngest female to scale Everest

2014-05-25 16:59

Malavath Poorna, a 13-year-old schoolgirl from the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, has become the youngest female to scale Mount Everest, news reports say.

Nepal marks 60th anniversary of Everest conquest

2013-05-29 10:42

Nepal celebrates 60th anniversary of Everest conquest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.

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