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Indian schoolgirl elated after Everest summit

Kathmandu - A 13-year-old impoverished Indian schoolgirl, thought to be the youngest female to climb Mount Everest, said Monday she had never scaled a mountain before setting her sights on the world's highest peak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Climbers back on Everest after avalanche disaster

Kathmandu - Two foreign mountaineers have returned to Everest after a deadly avalanche effectively ended the climbing season, flying by helicopter partway up the peak before starting their ascents, an official said Tuesday.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Kathmandu - Dreams shattered and counting their losses, many foreign climbers say they might never return to Nepal to climb Everest, upset by ugly scenes at base camp and what they see as the government's mismanagement of the peak.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Sherpas struggle as Everest shuts down after killer avalanche

Kathmandu - An unprecedented shutdown of Mount Everest after the worst ever accident on the world's highest peak has left grieving Nepalese sherpa guides and their families fearing for their livelihoods.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Fresh safety, violence fears on Mount Everest

Kathmandu - The Nepal government held talks with grieving and angry sherpas on Mount Everest Thursday to try to end a deepening crisis on the world's highest peak after an avalanche killed 16 of their colleagues.
In the Media by Kamal Pariyar (AFP)

Cancellations on Everest amid talks to save climbing season

Kathmandu - Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides as another major mountaineering company abandoned its expedition following a deadly avalanche last week.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Everest guides abandon climbing season after deadly avalanche

Kathmandu - Nepalese guides on Mount Everest said Tuesday they would abandon this year's climbing season to honour 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week, throwing hundreds of mountaineers' plans into chaos.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)

Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Kathmandu - Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world's highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.
In the Media by AFP

Cancellation threat follows tragedy on Everest

Kathmandu - Expedition leaders and guides threatened Monday to cancel all climbing on Mount Everest after the deadliest avalanche in its history as hundreds of Nepalese sherpas paid final respects to fellow guides.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest

Kathmandu - Nepal on Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit.
In the Media by Paavan Mathema (AFP)

At least 11 dead in worst-ever Everest avalanche

Kathmandu - At least eleven Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, a rescue team official told AFP, in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.
In the Media by AFP

Philippine Azkals score first win against Nepal under new coach

The Philippine national football team Azkals have just scored their first win against the Nepal national football team Friday with an impressive 3-0 score in a friendly leading up to the Maldives AFC Challenge Cup on May 19-30.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Nepal may install ladders on Everest's Hillary Step

Kathmandu - Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said Monday.Expedition organisers announced last week that extra ropes would be...
In the Media by AFP

Azkals seek first win under new coach against Nepal on April 11

The Philippine Azkals will face the Nepal national football team (also known as The Gorkhalis) in a friendly game on April 11 in Doha, Qatar as part of its buildup games en route to the AFC Challenge Cup on May 19-30 in Maldives.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Mt. Everest climbers told to bring their garbage back down

It will be 61 years in May since the first successful attempt at reaching the summit of Mt. Everest was made. Since that time, 3,500 people have succeeded in duplicating the feat of Sir Edmund Hillary and his Nepalese Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay.
In the Media by Karen Graham - 6 comments

Passenger plane carrying 18 missing in Nepal: officials

Pokhara - A Nepal Airlines plane carrying 15 passengers and three crew went missing on Sunday afternoon shortly after take off from a popular tourist resort, police and an airline spokesman said."The Nepal Airlines plane with 14 passengers took off from Pokhara ...
In the Media by AFP

Nepal parliament elects Sushil Koirala as new PM

Kathmandu - Nepal's parliament elected political veteran Sushil Koirala as prime minister on Monday, its speaker Surya Bahadur Thapa announced. "Sushil Koirala has secured 405 of 553 votes cast at the election today.
In the Media by Deepak ADHIKARI (AFP)

Doctors end strike in Nepal

Kathmandu - Hundreds of Nepalese doctors on Friday ended a five-day strike after the government agreed to meet their demands for medical education reforms, their professional association said.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: The Lepcha — A way of life under threat

The Lepcha people are natives of the Himalayas; the British Library is preserving their language and culture, but is anyone else?
In the Media by Alexander Baron - 1 comment

No justice for Nepal's slave girls

Kathmandu - Nine-year-old Manjita Chaudhary had never spent a night away from her parents when her father sold her to a Nepalese policeman for $25.
In the Media by Ammu Kannampilly (AFP)
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