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Twelve sherpas killed on Mount Everest avalanche, 3 more missing

A tourism ministry official in Nepal, Krishna Lamsal, reports an avalanche early Friday morning on Mount Everest has killed at least 12 Nepalese guides. Another 3 guides, also called 'sherpas', are missing and believed to have died in the avalanche.
In the Media by Marcus Hondro

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

French multiple sclerosis sufferer makes Everest skydive

Kathmandu - Marc Kopp, a multiple sclerosis (MS) sufferer from France, has officially become the first disabled person to skydive over Mount Everest on Sunday. He landed successfully and was taken to hospital for a check up, just as a precaution.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

French man with multiple sclerosis to tandem skydive over Everest

Kathmandu - 55-year-old Marc Kopp, a sufferer of multiple sclerosis, is not letting the disease get him down. He is planning to become the first disabled person to tandem skydive over Mount Everest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Mt Everest: Climb of a lifetime, or filthy garbage dump?

As the world celebrates the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund HIllary's ascent to the top of Mt Everest, environmentalists are complaining about the disgusting mess up there, including loads of human excrement and even the odd corpse.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 8 comments

Too crowded on Mt. Everest? No problem, just install a ladder

Kathmandu - A Nepalese expedition company whose client died after reaching the summit of Mount Everest in 2012, said installing a ladder near the mountain's peak may prevent the conditions that led to one of the deadliest days on the roof of the world.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Russian daredevil breaks Everest record with highest BASE jump

In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent, the video shows a Russian extreme sports star performing the world's highest BASE jump, off the north face of Everest.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

First Saudi woman reaches Mount Everest summit

Kathmandu - A Saudi Arabian woman, Raha Muharrak, 25, was among 64 people who reached the summit of Mount Everest Saturday, having climbed from Nepal's side of the mountain. Muharraq is the first woman from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to reach the summit.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 7 comments

Report: Mount Everest snow and ice melting at increasing rate

Researchers announced at the Meeting of the Americas in Cancun, Mexico, May 14, that snow and ice on Mount Everest and the neighboring area was melting at an increasing rate. According to the study, global warming is affecting the Everest environment
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 3 comments

Eli Reimer, 15, with Down Syndrome reaches Mt. Everest base camp

Eli Reimer, 15, with Down Syndrome reached the Nepal base camp of Mt. Everest earlier this month. Eli of Bend, Oregon, may be the first US teen with Down syndrome to climb to one of the base camps on the world’s highest mountain.
In the Media by JohnThomas Didymus - 1 comment
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At 6:30 a.m. on May 28  1953  Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out from a camp high above the S...
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At 6:30 a.m. on May 28, 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay set out from a camp high above the South Col on the Southwest Face of Mount Everest and began the ascent for which both would become famous.
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