Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

National Jun 18, 2020

Fewer people got lost in Japan's mountains in 2019

The number of people who got lost in mountains in Japan in 2019 stood at 2,937, with elderly people accounting for more than half of them, data from the National Police Agency (NPA) showed Thursday. Of the total, 299 were confirmed dead or missing. The ...

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 ...