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Ukrainian climber found dead on Mont Blanc

Grenoble - A Ukrainian climber was found dead on Mont Blanc on Saturday, a day after setting off to scale western Europe's highest peak, rescuers said. The 42-year-old became trapped in an overnight storm on the 4,810-metre (15,780-foot) mountain.

French mayor near Mont Blanc to fine ill-prepared climbers

Grenoble - A mayor in an area of the French Alps which is a gateway to Mont Blanc said Thursday he planned to fine climbers attempting to scale the mountain without proper outdoor gear such as crampons and ropes.

Search ends for Japanese climber missing on Mont Blanc

Grenoble - Rescuers called off their search Sunday for a Japanese climber who went missing on Mont Blanc, a day after a Czech mountaineer died while descending Europe's highest peak.

Indian police fire couple for faking Everest climb

New Delhi - Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday.

Bad weather hampers search for two climbers missing on Pakistan 'Killer Mountain'

Islamabad - The chances of survival for two climbers missing on a treacherous peak in northern Pakistan known as "Killer Mountain" have faded as bad weather hampers search and rescue efforts, police said Friday.

Fraud at 8,848 metres: Are Everest ascents too easy to fake?

Kathmandu - Satyarup Siddhanta only discovered he was at the centre of an Everest fraud when he spotted news of a couple whose false claim to have scaled the world's highest peak has set off a debate about how mountaineering feats are authenticated.

Fraud at 8,848 metres: Are Everest ascents too easy to fake?

Kathmandu - Satyarup Siddhanta only discovered he was at the centre of an Everest fraud when he spotted news of a couple whose false claim to have scaled the world's highest peak has set off a debate about how mountaineering feats are authenticated.

Fraud at 8,848 metres: Are Everest ascents too easy to fake?

Kathmandu - Satyarup Siddhanta only discovered he was at the centre of an Everest fraud when he spotted news of a couple whose false claim to have scaled the world's highest peak has set off a debate about how mountaineering feats are authenticated.

Spanish record climber tops Everest twice in a week: team

Kathmandu - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week, his team said Sunday.

Spanish record climber tops Everest twice in a week: team

Kathmandu - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week, his team said Sunday.

Spanish record climber tops Everest twice in a week: team

Kathmandu - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in a week, his team said Sunday.

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Kathmandu - Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Kathmandu - Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Kathmandu - Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Everest's Hillary Step intact, say Nepali climbers

Kathmandu - The Hillary Step -- a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest -- is still intact, Nepali climbers said Wednesday, rejecting a widely reported claim by a British mountaineer that it had collapsed.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Kathmandu - Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn cut-price mountaineering outfits are putting clients at risk.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Kathmandu - Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn cut-price mountaineering outfits are putting clients at risk.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Kathmandu - Rescuers found the bodies of four climbers on Mount Everest, an expedition organiser said Wednesday, taking the season's death toll to 10 as experts warn cut-price mountaineering outfits are putting clients at risk.

Spanish climber sets new Everest record: team

Kathmandu - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a record for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest without fixed ropes or supplementary oxygen, climbing the world's highest peak in just 26 hours, his team said Tuesday.

Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

Kathmandu - Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago.

Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

Kathmandu - Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago.

Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

Kathmandu - Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago.

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

Kathmandu - An American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

Kathmandu - An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Everest permit dodger says he was ready to face jail

Kathmandu - A South African caught attempting to climb Mount Everest without an $11,000 permit said Thursday that he couldn't afford the hefty fee but had always planned to turn himself in and serve jail time as punishment.

S. African Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal

Kathmandu - A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.

S. African Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal

Kathmandu - A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.

S. African Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal

Kathmandu - A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.
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