World May 17, 2019

Standing tall: First black African woman scales Everest

A South African mountaineer reached the top of Mount Everest on Thursday, becoming the first black African woman to conquer the world's highest mountain, her expedition organizer and her government said. Saray N'kusi Khumalo, a 47-year-old e-commerce executive, scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) mountain after three ...

Asia Pacific Jan 3, 2018

Nepal bans solo climbers on Mount Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbs of its mountains including Mount Everest starting from the upcoming spring climbing season in a bid to reduce the number of accidents, according to local newspapers. The new regulations, announced by the tourism ministry, also bar people who are blind ...