Climate change to make Everest even riskier

May 3, 2014

Climate change to make Everest even riskier

by Katy Daigle

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed ...

Missing kids found safe after night on mountain

May 29, 2013

Missing kids found safe after night on mountain

Two sixth-graders from the city of Osaka were found safe Tuesday after they strayed away from a school outing on a mountain the previous day. The boy and girl, both from Joei Gakuen Elementary School, reportedly got separated from their group Monday while hiking ...

Mountaineer Miura to tackle Everest at 80

Jan 19, 2013

Mountaineer Miura to tackle Everest at 80

by Takeshi Ozawa

Veteran alpinist Yuichiro Miura has set his sights on a target no one has ever achieved — reaching the summit of Mount Everest at the age of 80. “It may be that I can surpass some human limits,” Miura said when he announced the ...