Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Apr 26, 2015

Everest avalanche brings death, panic

Climbers on the world’s highest mountain pleaded for help Saturday after a massive earthquake triggered an avalanche at Everest base camp, killing at least 10 people and sparking panic. The camp was crowded with foreign mountaineers and their Sherpa teams at the start at ...

Apr 26, 2015

The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

A magnitude-7.8 earthquake shook Nepal’s capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world’s strongest earthquakes since 1900: May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern Chile and ensuing tsunami kill ...

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal quake was foreseen by experts

by Seth Borenstein

Nepal’s devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming. Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get the poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better ...

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

Apr 26, 2015

Nations, charities offer Nepal help after quake

As world leaders and global charities tried to grasp the scope of an earthquake that devastated Nepal, they offered condolences for the more than 1,400 people killed in four countries and readied emergency aid for the survivors. Mountaineering groups struggled to check on climbers, ...

Nepal struggles after devastating quake

Apr 26, 2015

Nepal struggles after devastating quake

Nepal has urged countries to send aid to help it cope with the aftermath of a devastating earthquake that killed nearly 1,400 people — a toll that was predicted to rise as rescuers used their hands to dig for survivors among the rubble on ...

Facing death at the Earth's highest reaches

Jun 26, 2014

Facing death at the Earth's highest reaches

by Kaori Shoji

Peter Hillary was born in 1954, one year after his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men in history to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Peter provided the voice-over for his father’s character in a new ...

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 ...

The exodus from Everest

Apr 27, 2014

The exodus from Everest

by Ed Douglas

The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing gear. Helicopters fly over the Icefall that leads into the Western Cwm, recovering ...