Everest's deadliest day kills 12 Sherpas

Apr 18, 2014

Everest's deadliest day kills 12 Sherpas

At least 12 Nepalese climbing guides have been killed and three others are missing after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday, officials said, in the worst accident on the world’s highest peak. “We have retrieved 12 bodies from the snow, we don’t know ...

Nepal Maoist chief alleges election fraud after losing seat

Nov 21, 2013

Nepal Maoist chief alleges election fraud after losing seat

Nepal’s former rebel leader alleged Thursday national elections were rigged after he reportedly lost his seat, sparking fears of renewed political instability in the Himalayan nation struggling to recover from a decade-long civil war. Pushpa Kamal Dahal, a former prime minister better known as ...

Everest tamed six decades ago

May 27, 2013

Everest tamed six decades ago

Sixty years ago this week two men became the first to stand on the roof of the world in a remarkable feat of endurance and strength of the human spirit. As Wednesday’s anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mount Everest approaches, ...

Five Japanese among injured in nonfatal Nepal plane crash

May 17, 2013

Five Japanese among injured in nonfatal Nepal plane crash

A twin-engined Nepal Airlines propeller plane with 22 people on board overshot a runway Thursday and crashed in river in western Nepal, leaving its three-member crew and five Japanese tourists injured, a district official said. The Twin Otter plunged into the Kaligandaki River at ...

Everest brawl shocks mountaineers

May 6, 2013

Everest brawl shocks mountaineers

A recent brawl on Mount Everest that shocked the mountaineering community stems from tension between elite climbers and growing commercial expeditions on the world’s highest peak, experts say. Italy’s Simone Moro and Ueli Steck of Switzerland, two of the world’s top mountaineers, accompanied by ...