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 ...

Comedian Nasubi climbs Mount Everest

National 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

National 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

Asia Pacific 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 ...