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Trash from the top of the world handed over for recycling in Nepal

Jun 11, 2019 - 2:16 PM

The 14-strong team sent by Nepal spends about 6 weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 – nearly 8,000 meters up – scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear

Nepali workers search for recyclable materials froma a pile of waste collected from Mount Everest, in Kathmandu on June 5, 2019. Aluminium ladders and cans collected from Mount Everest may find a second life as pots and pans, Nepali officials said Wednesday, as some ten tonnes of garbage collected from the world's highest mountain was handed over for recycling. The 14-strong team sent by the government spent about six weeks scouring for litter from base camp to Camp 4 -- nearly 8,000 metres (26,300 feet) up -- scraping together empty cans, bottles, plastic and discarded climbing gear. PRAKASH MATHEMA / AFP

Climbers who died on Indian peak took path without permission

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:22 AM

'This mountain range is more difficult to scale than Mount Everest. They knowingly risked their lives after changing their plans without informing the authorities,' says an official involved in the operation

RESCUED. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineer Zachary Quain (R) and Mark Thomas (2R) arrive with rescue personnel to Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit

May 31, 2019 - 11:33 AM

Questions are being asked about how to police the world's highest peak after the deadliest climbing season in years

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2018, mountaineers walk near camp two of Mount Everest, as they prepare to ascend on the south face from Nepal. Two more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said on May 25, taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world's highest peak to ten.  PHUNJO LAMA / AFP

4 bodies, 10 tons of rubbish collected from Mount Everest

May 29, 2019 - 7:22 AM

Global warming means melting glaciers are revealing human remains and rubbish, which have gathered over decades of commercial mountaineering

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Everest 'traffic jam' survivor calls for tougher rules

May 28, 2019 - 8:21 AM

Ten people are dead in a little more than two weeks after poor weather cut the climbing window at Everest, leaving mountaineers waiting in long queues to the summit, risking exhaustion and running out of oxygen

AMEESHA CHAUHAN. Indian Everest climber Ameesha Chauhan rests on her bed as she dips her frost-bitten feet in a warm solution at a hospital in Kathmandu on May 27, 2019. Photo by Gopen Rai/AFP

'Traffic jam' on Everest as two more climbers die reaching summit

May 23, 2019 - 5:04 PM

An American and Indian climber are the latest fatalities, their expedition organisers say, on one of the busiest-ever days on the the 8,848-meter peak

EVEREST 'TRAFFIC JAM.' This handout photo taken on May 22, 2019 and released by climber Nirmal Purja's Project Possible expedition shows heavy traffic of mountain climbers lining up to stand at the summit of Mount Everest. Handout photo by Project Possible/AFP

First black African woman makes landmark Everest summit

May 17, 2019 - 10:20 AM

Saray Khumalo reaches the 'roof of the world' in her fourth attempt after 3 previous bids were thwarted by bad weather, injury, and tragedy

THE TOP. South African Saray Khumalo climbs mountains 'in support of her cause of promoting access to education for African children.' Photo from her Facebook account

3 tons of rubbish collected from Mount Everest

May 02, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing equipment, empty gas canisters and even human excrement litter the well-trodden route to the summit of the 29,029-foot peak

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3 killed in aircraft runway accident near Everest

Apr 14, 2019 - 3:27 PM

At least 3 people were injured after a small plane hit helicopters near Mount Everest

A Summit Air Let L-410 Turbolet aircraft bound for Kathmandu is seen after it hit two helicopters during take off at Lukla airport, the main gateway to the Everest region. A small plane veered off the runway and hit two helicopters while taking off near Mount Everest on April 14, killing three people and injuring three, officials said.  STR / AFP

Nepal sending team to clean Mount Everest

Apr 12, 2019 - 10:20 AM

A 14-member team will be sent to Everest base camp from April 25 and aim to bring back 10,000 kilograms or 11 tons of trash

CLEAN-UP. File photo of taken on May 9, 2016, mountaineers walk from Camp 3 to Camp 4, as they push for the summit of Mount Everest. Photo by Nima Gyalzen Sherpa

World's highest ER battles to save lives on Everest

Jun 01, 2018 - 1:53 PM

The doctors staffing the sole emergency room on the roof of the world battle high altitude, freezing conditions, and violent weather every climbing season to save the lives of sick and injured mountaineers

FOR EMERGENCIES. This picture taken on April 24, 2018 shows patients waiting to see a doctor at the Everest ER tent clinic at Everest Base Camp, some 140km northeast of Kathmandu. File photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Two Sherpa guides killed on Everest

May 22, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Since the first British expedition tried and failed to reach Everest's summit in 1921, the mountain has claimed 295 lives, according to the Himalayan Database

EVEREST CLIMBER. Volunteers and friends carry the body of Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki on a stretcher at a hospital in Kathmandu on May 21, 2018.  Photo by Prakash Mathema/AFP

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Dec 30, 2017 - 4:24 PM

The ban is likely to anger elite solo mountaineers who enjoy the challenge of climbing alone

TOP. In this photograph taken on May 9, 2016, mountaineers walk from Camp 3 to Camp 4, as they pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. File Photo by NIMA GYALZEN SHERPA

Host-boxing instructor Vince Velasco airlifted from Mt Everest

May 26, 2017 - 12:11 PM

The host boxing instructor cuts his Everest climb short and is taken to the ICU

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

May 21, 2017 - 10:50 PM

The 50 year old American mountaineer died close to the Balcony a small platform above the 8 000 meter mark considered the death zone

PEAK. Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

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

May 06, 2017 - 9:42 PM

Min Bahadur Sherchan who was once the oldest human to climb Mount Everest wanted to break his own record during the attempt

EX-WORLD RECORD HOLDER. In this photograph taken on February 10, 2017, Nepalese mountaineer Min Bahadur Sherchan shows off his 2008 Guinness World Record certificate for being the oldest person to summit Mount Everest – a record that was later broken in 2013. Photo by Prakash Mathema/Rappler

Indian couple fakes Everest climb pics, gets banned

Aug 30, 2016 - 3:58 PM

Nepal has imposed a 10 year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest an official says

Everest rescuers abandon recovery of Indian climbers' bodies

May 30, 2016 - 6:05 PM

Rescuers find the corpses of the climbers but are unable to bring them back due to bad weather

epa05326759 A handout picture provided by Nepalese climber Phurba Tenjing Sherpa shows porters carry stuffs at camp 4 of Mount Everest, Nepal, 24 May 2016. Dutch climber Eric Arnold, Australian Maria Strydom and Indian climber Subhash Paul died and two other went missing in Everest. EPA/PHURBA TENJING SHERPA / HANDOUT HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Hope and relief as Everest season draws to a close

May 26, 2016 - 11:48 AM

Hundreds of mountaineers have reached the summit of Everest in recent weeks drawing a line under two years of tragedy on the world s highest peak

In this photograph taken on May 9, 2016, mountaineers walk from Camp 3 to Camp 4, as they pushing for the summit of Mount Everest. Nima Gyalzen Sherpa/AFP

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

May 22, 2016 - 9:26 AM

Since the first summit of Everest in 1953 more than 300 people most of them Nepali have died on Everest and Lhotse which share the same route until Camp 3

HIGHEST PEAK. A file picture dated September 14, 2013 shows Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft over Nepal. File photo by Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Nepal extends Everest climbing permits after quake

Mar 01, 2016 - 6:30 PM

The South Asian country hopes to revive its mountaineering industry after the devastating 2015 earthquake

epa04720359 (FILE) A file picture dated 14 September 2013 shows the 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft over Nepal. Hundreds of people died and many more were feared trapped in rubble after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake devastated Nepal's capital Kathmandu and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest, where at least 8 were feared dead. EPA/NARENDRA SHRESTHA

Nepal may ban disabled climbers from Everest

Sep 28, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The proposal comes 5 months after an avalanche triggered by a massive earthquake killed 18 people at Everest base camp

A file picture dated 14 September 2013 shows the 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft over Nepal. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/ EPA

Japanese climber attempting Mount Everest summit turns back

Sep 27, 2015 - 8:19 AM

Thirty three year old Nobokazu Kuriki is the only mountaineer pursuing the summit this year

A file picture dated 14 September 2013 shows the 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high Mount Everest as seen from an aircraft over Nepal. Photo by Narendra Shrestha/ EPA

Nepal's 'ice doctors' risk all for sole Everest hopeful

Sep 06, 2015 - 12:02 PM

This year Japan s Nobokazu Kuriki is the only climber planning an attempt on the summit

Ang Kami Sherpa is one of Nepal's most experienced ice doctors – the mountaineers who brave the treacherous Khumbu icefall to prepare it for the climbing season – but even he is more nervous than usual this time round. AFP PHOTO

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

Jun 16, 2015 - 12:51 PM

The 7 8 magnitude quake reversed the gradual northeasterly course of the mountain Chinese state scientists say

Scientists warn Everest glaciers at risk of disappearing

May 28, 2015 - 9:06 AM

Scientist: The worst case scenario shows a 99 loss in glacial mass but even if we start to slow down emissions somewhat we may still see a 70 reduction

TOP OF THE WORLD. Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

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May 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

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May 25, 2015 - 9:59 PM

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Nepal PM appeals for $2B to rebuild country after quakes

May 18, 2015 - 12:09 AM

Prime Minister Sushil Koiralat says the administration has set up a national rehabilitation and reconstruction fund

Quake-hit Nepal denies entry to British helicopters

May 10, 2015 - 9:37 PM

The 3 British helicopters are feared to damage buildings when landing in the Kathmandu valley

Nepal relief effort intensifies as toll rises to 7,557

May 05, 2015 - 2:21 PM

A vast army of emergency workers is finally managing to deliver aid to stranded survivors of the massive April 25 earthquake

AID RUN. Nepali soldiers load relief goods onto an Indian helicopter at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, May 4, 2015. Diego Azubel/EPA

The day the earth shook in Nepal

May 04, 2015 - 11:50 AM

I alternated between praying and screaming for my mom while holding my son tight My husband was hugging both of us The house continued to sway violently It felt like an eternity

RUINS. A view of damaged building a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

101-year-old rescued after Nepal quake as fears grow in rural areas

May 04, 2015 - 12:01 AM

The rescues are rare good news for the devastated country after officials ruled out finding more survivors buried in the ruins and the focus shifted to trying to deliver aid to thousands in remote Himalayan areas

Battle to get aid to Nepal's quake-hit mountain villages

May 03, 2015 - 8:05 PM

There are reports of some areas getting repeated aid deliveries while others still receive nothing

AID. A picture made available May 3, 2015 shows local residents waiting at an improvised heliport, as a chopper from the Indian army takes off from Barpak village, Gorkha district, Nepal, 02 May 2015. Photo by Diego Azubel/EPA

Red tape delays Nepal quake disaster aid

May 03, 2015 - 3:20 PM

The focus is shifting to delivering aid to families and others in far flung areas of the devastated nation

FOR NEPAL. A picture made available on 02 May 2015 of relief goods for Nepal being prepared to be loaded onto a military transport airplane at the Military Airport in Warsaw's Okecie airport, Poland, May 1, 2015. Jakub Kaminski/EPA

Nepal quake: Far-flung areas await aid, rescue

Apr 30, 2015 - 1:32 PM

As the death toll passes 5 489 the government acknowledges that it is overwhelmed by the scale of the crisis

RESCUE OPERATIONS. A handout picture provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows the rescue operation in Bhaktapur district, Nepal, in the aftermath of the earthquake that struck at the weekend, April 29, 2015. Sailendra Kharel/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Nepal tells foreign rescue teams not to come – UN

Apr 29, 2015 - 4:22 PM

The government decides it has enough foreign experts in and around the capital Kathmandu

EMERGENCY. Members of the South Korean search and rescue team search for survivors of the magnitude-7.8 earthquake, which killed thousands in Nepal, in Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 28, 2015. Yonhap/EPA

Anger in Kathmandu as Nepal quake survivors try to leave capital

Apr 29, 2015 - 2:53 PM

Anger surges and scuffles break out between the crowds and the columns of riot police who were sent in to try to contain the situation near parliament as people try to leave the ruined city

PICKING THE PIECES. A man and a woman collect candy from their damaged shop at Kathmandu, Nepal April 28, 2015. Abir Abdullah/EPA

Aid reaches quake-hit Nepal villagers as death toll passes 5,000

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:16 PM

UPDATED Aid finally begins reaching areas that had to fend for themselves since Saturday s April 25 7 8 magnitude quake

HELP. A handout provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows the Nepal Red Cross distributing tarpaulins across Kathmandu to provide families with emergency shelter in Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015. Palani Mohan / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent/Handout/EPA

Nepal quake: Town near epicenter spared from destruction

Apr 28, 2015 - 3:17 PM

In Pokhara just 73 km east of the quake s epicenter the only evidence of a disaster are a few cracked walls The township is most probably located on a solid rock base an expert says

INTACT. This general view shows paragliders over Pokhara Lake on April 27, 2015, following the earthquake which struck the Himalayan nation on April 25. Sajjad Husain/AFP

Quake moves Kathmandu but Everest height unchanged – experts

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:18 AM

It remains unclear whether the shifts may be large enough to necessitate adjustments to high precision world maps

RUINS. Rescue workers take part in the rescue operation where several houses have collapsed at Vhaktapur district in Nepal, April 27, 2015. Abid Abdullah/EPA

Officials warn Nepal quake toll to rise further

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:02 AM

UPDATED The death toll from the devastating earthquake has risen to 4 310 the home ministry says

IN THE OPEN. A handout provided by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies shows an aerial view of thousands of people living outdoors in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 27, 2015. Palani Mohan / International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent / EPA

Q&A: Did Kathmandu shift?

Apr 28, 2015 - 9:00 AM

Possibly about 3 meters southward according to initial analysis of seismological data obtained from sound waves which travel through Earth after an earthquake says tectonics expert James Jackson

An elderly woman mourns in front of her destroyed home in the Kumalpur village, on the outskirts of capital Kathmandu, Nepal, 27 April 2015, with some black hair visible (background C) of a 10-year-old girl that died in the earthquake and was cremated last night. Kumalpur village is a small village town situated north of Kathmandu where 9 people including 4 children were killed.EPA/N ARENDRA SHRESTHA

WATCH: Avalanche hits Everest base camp after Nepal quake

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

A mountaineer captures the moment the quake triggered avalanche engulfs the Everest base camp

HORROR IN THE HIMALAYAS. In this photograph taken on April 25, 2015, a cloud of snow and debris triggered by an earthquake flies towards Everest Base Camp, moments ahead of flattening part of the camp in the Himalayas. Roberto Schmidt/AFP

Fearful foreigners desperate to leave Nepal quake zone

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:32 PM

Streams of travelers are trying to leave after the devastating quake ripped apart infrastructure destroying buildings and roads and paralyzing communications

SEARCH AND RESCUE. A handout photo provided by the International Federation of the Red†Cross (IFRC) on April 26, 2015 of rescue workers sifting the ruins of a building for possible survivors in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Carl Whetham/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Nepal quake rescue effort ramps up, toll hits 3,200

Apr 27, 2015 - 10:59 AM

UPDATED Tens of thousands of residents spend the night sleeping out on the streets in makeshift tents fashioned from plastic sheeting that did little to protect them from heavy overnight rains

RUSH TO SAFETY. A handout photo provided by the International Federation of the Red†Cross (IFRC) on April 26, 2015 of IFRC Rescue workers carrying an injured person in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Carl Whetham/IFRC/Handout/EPA

Quake-prone Nepal: key questions and answers

Apr 27, 2015 - 9:13 AM

Here are answers to some key questions that have emerged since the Saturday April 25 quake that killed over 2 500 people

RUINS. A view of damaged building a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmandu, Nepal, 26 April 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Aftershocks terrorize Nepal; quake toll tops 2,400

Apr 26, 2015 - 5:36 PM

3rd UPDATE Terrified residents are jolted by a 6 7 magnitude aftershock that compounds the worst disaster to hit the impoverished Himalayan nation in more than 80 years

CASUALTY. Members of a rescue team collect dead bodies from the rubble of collapsed buildings during early morning a day after a massive earthquake, in Kathmamdu, Nepal, April 26, 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

PH diplomats headed to Nepal; Filipino mountaineers safe

Apr 26, 2015 - 11:56 AM

The diplomats from the Philippine Embassy in New Delhi India are headed to Kathmandu to assist Filipinos in the quake stricken country

EMERGENCY. A group of men carry a person on a stretcher after a powerful earthquake caused serious damage in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 25, 2015. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Death, panic on Everest once more, year after tragedy

Apr 25, 2015 - 10:58 PM

The avalanche and earthquake on April 25 come just one year after a disaster on Everest killed 16 guides and triggered an unprecedented shut down of the 8 848 meter peak