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's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

Asia Pacific / Offbeat Jan 18, 2020

World's shortest man dies in Nepal at 27

The world's shortest man who was capable of walking, as verified by Guinness World Records, died Friday at a hospital in Nepal, his family said. Khagendra Thapa Magar, who measured 67.08 centimeters (2 feet, 2.41 inches), died of pneumonia at a hospital in Pokhara, 200 ...