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Three climbers rescued after Peru avalanche

- Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued Wednesday for the others.

Everest rescuers find body of missing Indian climber

Kathmandu - Rescuers on Friday found the body of one of two Indian climbers missing on Mount Everest, before bad weather forced them to halt search operations, an expedition operator said.

Hope and relief as Everest season draws to a close

Kathmandu - 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.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Indian climber dies on Everest, two others missing

Kathmandu - An Indian mountaineer has died on Mount Everest and two of his teammates are missing, expedition organisers said Monday, as the death toll from the Himalayan climbing season rose to five.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

Nepali sherpa guide dies on world's fourth-highest peak

Kathmandu - A Nepali sherpa guide fell 2,000 metres to his death Thursday while guiding Indian soldiers in an attempt to summit Lhotse, the world's fourth-highest peak, an expedition agency said.

First climbers summit Everest after deadly disasters

Kathmandu - Nine Nepalis reached the top of Mount Everest on Wednesday, the first group of climbers to summit the world's highest mountain in three years after deadly disasters forced a shutdown.

Conquering Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain' against all odds

Islamabad - Simone Moro stood atop Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" last week and observed the curve of the Earth -- a view which had never been seen by anyone in winter until the climber and his team conquered Nanga Parbat.

Nepal extends Everest climbing permits after quake

Kathmandu - Nepal has extended the climbing permits of hundreds of mountaineers forced to abandon Everest after last year's massive earthquake, to try to lure tourists back to the Himalayas, an official said Tuesday.

Nepal's 'ice doctors' return to Everest after avalanche

Kathmandu - Nepal's experienced "ice doctors" were preparing Sunday to return to Everest to ready the mountain for the upcoming climbing season, almost one year after a huge earthquake triggered a deadly avalanche.

French Alps avalanche kills two Lithuanian climbers

Grenoble - Two Lithuanian mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche in the French Alps on Sunday, the country's paramilitary police said. Police said the victims, a man and a woman, were experienced climbers.

Japanese climber with one finger nears Everest summit again

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber with only one finger due to frostbite, who last month failed to reach the top of Mount Everest, will make his final push for the summit late Wednesday, organisers said.

Japanese climber attempting Mount Everest summit turns back

Kathmandu - A Japanese climber who was attempting the first summit of Mount Everest since a deadly quake-triggered avalanche destroyed part of base camp in April said Sunday he had turned back.

Quake-hit Nepal opens Everest for autumn season

Kathmandu - Nepal Sunday opened Everest for the autumn season, granting its first climbing permit four months after a deadly earthquake triggered an avalanche at its base camp.

Two Japanese climbers found dead in Swiss Alps: Official

Toukyo - The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official said Wednesday, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.

Remains of two Japanese climbers found in Alps after half century

Ginebra - The remains of two Japanese climbers who disappeared in the Swiss Alps in 1970 have been found after emerging from melting ice, police said Thursday.

At least four hikers dead in Corsica storm

Bastia - Rescuers were searching Thursday for missing hikers on the French island of Corsica a day after a violent storm lashed one of the world's top walking trails, leaving four people dead.

Climbing firms call off Everest season after quake

Kathmandu - Mountaineering companies Sunday called off their spring expeditions to Mount Everest, marking the second year with virtually no summits after an quake-triggered avalanche killed 18 on the world's highest peak.The 7.

Expedition members slam Moroccans over caving disaster

Madrid - Members of an expedition in which two Spaniards died rock climbing in Morocco accused Moroccan authorities on Thursday of letting the climbers perish by obstructing rescue efforts.

Survivor of Morocco caving tragedy returns to Spain

Madrid - A Spanish caver trapped for days in a ravine in Morocco, along with two companions who died there, flew home Tuesday as Spain's government faced calls to explain why the climbers were not rescued sooner.

Human waste on Everest is becoming a major problem

Officials in Nepal have warned that human waste building up on Mount Everest is becoming a major problem that could begin to spread disease on top of the world's highest mountain.

Nepal calls off search for survivors of deadly snowstorm

Pokhara - Nepal on Wednesday called off a search for any more survivors of a Himalayan snowstorm that claimed some 43 lives, after more than a week of scouring the popular trekking region.

Nepal rescuers find 34 more trekkers, 12 bodies after snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepalese teams Sunday rescued 34 more trekkers and guides stranded in the Himalayas since a snowstorm struck five days ago at the height of the hiking season but also found 12 more bodies, officials said.

Storm toll jumps to 43 in Nepal's worst trekking disaster

Kathmandu - The death toll from a devastating snowstorm in Nepal's Himalayas climbed to 43 on Saturday, in the worst trekking disaster ever to hit the mountainous country.

Nepal vows warning system after deadly Himalayan snowstorm

Kathmandu - Nepal's prime minister has pledged to set up a weather warning system after a major Himalayan snowstorm killed 32 people at the height of the trekking season, 17 of them tourists.

Rescuers hunt scores of trekkers missing after deadly Nepal storm

Kathmandu - Rescuers in Nepal battled waist-deep snow as they searched a remote mountainous area popular with trekkers for dozens of people still missing on Thursday, two days after a major snowstorm that triggered avalanches and killed more than 30 people.
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