Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

World / Science & Health Nov 25, 2020

Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

by Eric Roston

Climate science started on mountaintops. John Tyndall was a mid-19th-century British scientist and devoted mountaineer who scaled several Continental peaks, making the first recorded trip up Switzerland's Weisshorn. He sketched out the glaciers he saw there, and how they moved. By 1859, he’d become ...

Snowfall ends rare winter ascent of Everest by Nepal sherpas

Asia Pacific Feb 28, 2020

Snowfall ends rare winter ascent of Everest by Nepal sherpas

Four Sherpa climbers ended a rare expedition to climb Mount Everest in winter and within just five days because of heavy snow, officials said on Thursday. The team led by 34-year-old Tashi Lakpa Sherpa, an eight-time Everest veteran, left Kathmandu for the mountain on Monday ...

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 ...