Indian climber goes missing after reaching Everest summit

May 21, 2017

Indian climber goes missing after reaching Everest summit

An Indian climber went missing while descending the “death zone” after scaling Mount Everest, officials said Sunday, following the death of two climbers over the past month. Ravi Kumar, 26, was climbing down from the 8,850-meter-high (29,035 feet) summit and got separated from his ...

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

Sep 13, 2016

Summer saw record 660 mountaineering accidents across Japan

This summer saw 660 reported mountaineering accidents across Japan, the most on record, reflecting the mountaineering boom among middle-aged and older people, the National Police Agency said. The figure is the highest since the agency began compiling comparable statistics in 1968. The figure covers ...

Jun 18, 2015

Mountaineering accidents reached new heights in 2014

Japan logged 2,293 mountain-climbing accidents in 2014, up by 121 from the year before, the National Police Agency said Thursday. The number of people involved in the mishaps rose to 2,794 for the year, up by 81, the agency said. Both figures broke records ...

May 21, 2015

New Zealand glacier body identified after 42 years

A New Zealand hiker’s body that lay frozen in a glacier for more than four decades has been formally identified, police said Thursday. David Erik Moen, 19, was caught in an avalanche in September 1973 on the South Island’s remote Tasman glacier, they said, ...