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Wounded US marine to attempt to scale Mount Everest

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015 1:39PM UTC 0 Comment

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A former U.S. Marine who lost his right leg after an explosion while serving in Afghanistan is attempting to scale Mount Everest to inspire others like him to take up challenges....

Nepal says climbers returning to climb Mount Everest

By Wed, Apr 01, 2015 3:35PM UTC 19 Comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese mountaineering official says climbers are returning to Mount Everest as the climbing industry recovers from last year's disaster on the world's highest peak....

Nepal pledges to improve climbing conditions on Everest

By Mon, Feb 23, 2015 5:05PM UTC 29 Comments

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mountaineering officials say Nepal is improving weather forecasting systems, stepping up security and promises swift rescues if needed during the upcoming climbing season on Everest in attempt to recover from the worst mountaineering disaster on the world's highest peak last year....

Nepal tightening up mountain rules in wake of disaster

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:26PM UTC 0 Comment

In the aftermath of the recent hiking disaster in which at least 41 people were killed when a blizzard and avalanches swept across Nepal’s Annapurna region, the Nepal government has promised to introduce new rules to ensure the safety of trekkers....

US man survives fall in mountain crevasse in Nepal

By Fri, May 23, 2014 12:40PM UTC 0 Comment

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An American climber says he fell into a crevasse on a mountain in Nepal but managed to crawl to his tent despite broken ribs and an arm before being rescued the next morning. Western Kentucky University professor John All said Thursday he thought he was going to die after falling some...