Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

May 22, 2016

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summiting Mount Everest, expedition organizers said. The Australian was on her way down from Camp 4 to Camp 3 when she fell ill and died on Saturday afternoon, Pasang Phurba Sherpa, a ...

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

May 19, 2016

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

Japanese comedian Tomoaki Hamatsu, known by the stage name Nasubi, scaled Mount Everest on Thursday, according to an official from the Nepal Tourism Ministry. Hamatsu, 40, team leader Kenji Kondo, 53, and three other Japanese — Sumio Hibino, Ban Ito and Koki Nishida — ...

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

May 24, 2015

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

Dressed in his brother’s old British Army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother’s home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month’s earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day’s ...