Nobody fit enough for Miura award

Jun 5, 2014

Nobody fit enough for Miura award

The government is struggling to find someone worthy of the Yuichiro Miura award, named after the oldest person in the world to have climbed Mount Everest. The award was established a year ago as Japan celebrated Miura’s achievement at the impressive age of 80. ...

Highest of stakes on Everest's slopes

Apr 20, 2014

Highest of stakes on Everest's slopes

The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from high on Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn’t get there quickly enough. No one ...

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 ...

Miura becomes oldest atop Everest

May 23, 2013

Miura becomes oldest atop Everest

Eighty-year-old Yuichiro Miura has become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, his management office said Thursday. In his third successful attempt to climb the 8,848-meter peak, Miura and his Sherpas left the last base camp at 8,500 meters shortly after 2 a.m. local ...

Katmandu beckons all who visit Nepal

Jun 24, 2012

Katmandu beckons all who visit Nepal

by Victoria James

Everest may be its most famous site, and Lumbini one of its holiest, but Nepal has plenty more to offer. Annapurna is the country’s other great trekking location, while Chitwan National Park is home to some of the region’s rarest wildlife, offering the chance ...