KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese mountaineering officials say they are investigating reports of a fight between three foreign climbers and local Sherpa guides on Mount Everest. Dipendra Poudel of the Mountaineering Department said the three climbers — from Italy, Switzerland and Britain — were involved in arguments with some Sherpa guides on Sunday. Poudel says...
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — It’s the world’s highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but only 21 of those locals are women. Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in this country, a group of Nepalese women have embarked on a mission to shatter...
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in the same climbing season. In fact, she did so a week apart. Guinness World Records said she is the first woman to climb the world’s highest mountain twice in the same season — the brief window of good...
A 73-YEAR-OLD Japanese woman climbed to Mount Everest’s peak Saturday, smashing her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale the world’s highest mountain. Tamae Watanabe pictured at a base camp at the foot of Mount Everest on May 9. Pic: AP. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side...
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal’s government has ordered a new measurement of Mount Everest to determine exactly how high the world’s highest mountain is, an official said Wednesday. Nepal has continued to recognize the decades-old measurement of 29,028 feet (8,448 meters). However, there have been other claims recently by China and western climbers. Land Reforms...
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