China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

Asia Pacific Jun 1, 2018

China's Everest cleanup nets 8.5 tons of garbage

China has retrieved 8.5 tons of waste from Mount Everest since April as it clears garbage left by growing numbers of visitors, the state-run Global Times said on Thursday. Enthusiasts from all over the world who flock to the world's tallest mountain, at a height ...

Indian climber goes missing after reaching Everest summit

Asia Pacific 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 guide ...

Commentary / World Jun 1, 2014

Too high a price for Sherpas

by Curtis S. Chin

The 16 Sherpa lives lost in an avalanche on Everest six weeks ago highlight the growing divide between well-heeled climbing expedition members and the mountaineering guides. Sherpas must re-articulate their concerns and establish a sensible code of operation.

Highest of stakes on Everest's slopes

Asia Pacific 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 can ...

Miura becomes oldest atop Everest

National 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 time ...

Katmandu beckons all who visit Nepal

Travel 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 ...