Nepal fetes 64th anniversary of Everest conquest

May 30, 2017

Nepal fetes 64th anniversary of Everest conquest

Nepal’s mountaineering community celebrated the first conquest of Mount Everest 64 years ago on Monday, as well as this year’s climbing season, during which hundreds scaled the world’s highest peak. Several mountaineers and others who have contributed to the climbing industry were honored during ...

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 — ...