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Trekkers heading to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

Nepal tightening up mountain rules in wake of disaster

By Mon, Oct 27, 2014 12:26PM UTC Comments Off Trekkers heading to Annapurna Base Camp, Nepal. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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 Comments Off

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...

Memorial service held for Mount Everest victims

By Thu, May 01, 2014 11:01AM UTC Comments Off Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family members, mountaineers and government officials gathered in Nepal's capital for a memorial service for the 16 Nepalese Sherpa guides killed in avalanche on Mount Everest....

Nepal tries to avert Sherpa strike on Everest

By Tue, Apr 22, 2014 3:23PM UTC Comments Off Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities say they are meeting with Sherpa mountain guides in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest. Sherpas have threatened to boycott the climbing season after an avalanche ripped through the mountain Friday, killing at least 13 Sherpa guides. ...

Nepal moves to ease climber congestion on Mount Everest

By Mon, Mar 24, 2014 4:16PM UTC 1 Comment Mount Everest. Pic: AP.

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese officials say the government plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather....

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