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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

Ernest Fiestan Attachments 7:08 AM (12 minutes ago) to me, Creatives, Photos, Central  https://www.shutterstock.com/image-photo/tent-everest-base-camp-mountain-peak-1012893916?src=-vvT8zDSMsufL2mIqWzyXA-1-1 Tent in the Everest base camp. Mountain peak Everest. Highest mountain in the world. National Park, Nepal. - Image

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

Filipina mountaineer eyes Everest after Mt Apo conquest

Mar 05, 2019 - 6:20 PM

In preparation for her Everest expedition, Carla Tumaliuan regularly climbs, does crampons training, bouldering, running, and practices of her knot-tying skills

GREATER HEIGHTS. Carla Tumaliuan prepares for her Mount Everest climb after finishing Mount Apo in 6 hours. Photo from release

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

Filipina Everest conqueror to sail for China on a balangay

Nov 02, 2017 - 9:55 PM

Filipina adventurer Carina Dayondon plans to sail from Manila to southern China early next year, recreating trade and migration voyages made before Spain colonized the Philippines in the 1500s

SEA JOURNEY. This picture taken on October 6, 2017, shows a traditional Philippine wooden boat known as balangay sailing in Manila Bay. Photo by Noel Celis/AFP

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

WATCH: Balangay team sails from Sulu to China to retrace maritime heritage

May 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

The mission of the Balangay team is both symbolic and purposeful – rekindle a passion for the seas and our maritime heritage

MAIDEN VOYAGE. The Sultan Sin Sulu balangay on its first sea trial. Photo by Fung Yu

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

Hit the road: 4 destinations for your family and barkada

Apr 15, 2017 - 9:58 PM

Buckle up! These exciting hotspots are just a drive away

Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:52 PM

A team of scientists will be sent to Nepal to measure Everest in the hope of putting to rest a debate about the true height of the towering mountain

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

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

WATCH: The Bonifacios take on our road trip challenge

Jun 29, 2016 - 5:36 PM

This family spent Father’s Day hitting the best spots in Batangas and Tagaytay Enjoy the highlights here

Road trip challenge: Which adventure will you choose for your family?

Jun 09, 2016 - 1:41 PM

Choose from 3 destinations: Batangas Tagaytay or Pampanga The trip will happen on June 19 Read the full mechanics here

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

5 solutions to kids’ road trip woes

Apr 14, 2016 - 1:05 PM

Children can and will get restless on the road Here are some ideas to keep the tantrums at bay

Why driving time can be family time

Mar 30, 2016 - 5:33 PM

In the car and on the road your family can pick up some values to take home

INFOGRAPHIC: Road trip ideas for the whole family

Mar 30, 2016 - 4:02 PM

Use this map to choose your next destination – or visit them all

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's 'ice doctors' return to Everest after avalanche

Feb 28, 2016 - 5:34 PM

Nepal is hoping the April May season will see climbers return to the world s highest peak providing much needed revenue to the impoverished country

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

How off-road driving can rock your world

Dec 23, 2015 - 9:51 AM

Here are a few reasons why you should consider the off beaten path

INFOGRAPHIC: Your ‘off-road’ city survival guide

Dec 16, 2015 - 5:46 PM

You don’t have to leave the concrete jungle to experience a wild ride

Adventure trek: Top 4 challenging routes for your SUV

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:53 AM

Spice up your drive by checking out these local terrains

FROM ONE SUMMIT TO THE NEXT

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

In pursuing his passion Romi Garduce has chosen the harder route He finds joy in the journey

Up there in the Himalayas: A visual delight

Nov 22, 2015 - 11:16 AM

As a visual journalist I’ve been assigned to many challenging and exciting events in the past None compare to the physical demands of this trek part of one of the most gratifying journeys I ve ever taken

Filipina climbs Mt Kilimanjaro, aims to conquer world's highest peaks

Oct 06, 2015 - 1:37 PM

Carina Dayondon a second lieutenant of the Philippine Coast Guard reaches the peak of Mt Kilimanjaro Africa’s highest mountain

SUCCESS. Carina Dayondon successfully conquers Mt Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain, on October 2, 2015. Photo from Dayondon's Facebook

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

5 tempat foto paling seru di Jakarta Comic Con

Sep 26, 2015 - 10:11 AM

Salah satu atraksi yang paling diincar di Jakarta Comic Con adalah kesempatan untuk berfoto sambil duduk di Iron Throne

JAKARTA COMIC CON. Pengunjung berfoto di stan HBO, Jumat, 25 September 2015. Foto oleh Shinta Setiawan

Apa kata kritikus tentang ‘Everest’?

Sep 19, 2015 - 4:57 PM

Everest saat ini punya skor 82 di Rotten Tomatoes 63 di Metacritic dan 7 8 di IMDb

Daftar film yang dirilis minggu kedua September 2015

Sep 11, 2015 - 12:47 PM

Setelah banjir film minggu lalu pekan ini daftar film baru yang dirilis jauh lebih sedikit Tapi meskipun jumlahnya tak banyak minggu ini ada beberapa film besar yang sudah bisa ditonton

TED 2. Film ini bercerita tentang upaya pasangan boneka beruang dengan seorang wanita untuk bisa mengadopsi anak. Foto screengrab Youtube

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

Horor di puncak gunung dalam trailer baru film 'Everest'

Aug 07, 2015 - 11:33 AM

Everest adalah tempat paling berbahaya di dunia

Foto dari everestmovie.com

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

Trip to Mars posters, China espionage, selfie stick abuse | SciTech4u

May 27, 2015 - 12:52 PM

This and more in this week s episode of Rappler s science and technology show

SpaceX releases travel posters to Mars

May 25, 2015 - 9:59 PM

Space tourism has never been this enticing

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