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 — successfully ...

Japanese climber Kuriki to return to Mount Everest next autumn

Oct 16, 2015

Japanese climber Kuriki to return to Mount Everest next autumn

Japan's Nobukazu Kuriki, who attempted to climb Mount Everest twice this season, despite having lost nine fingers to frostbite while attempting the feat in 2012, said on Friday that he would return to the mountain next year. Kuriki said at a news conference in Kathmandu ...

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

May 24, 2015

Nepal's sons return to rebuild quake-damaged family homes

Dressed in his brother's old British Army fatigues, Mohan Ghale is rebuilding his mother's home stone by stone, after returning to Barpak village, high in the Himalayas, which was demolished by last month's earthquake. Ghale had been working as a plumber a full day's journey ...

60 bodies recovered from Nepal village destroyed in quake

May 6, 2015

60 bodies recovered from Nepal village destroyed in quake

Emergency workers have recovered the bodies of 60 people — including nine foreigners — who were killed when Nepal's earthquake triggered a mudslide that buried a village in the scenic Langtang Valley popular with tourists. Residents of the village, also called Langtang, said Tuesday that ...