A team of mountaineers led by a veteran Sherpa guide has flown to Mount Everest to begin an expedition that aims to clear away tons of garbage left on the world’s highest peak.
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The only question left: who will be the first person to “check in” on Foursquare or Facebook at the top of Mount Everest?
Capetonian Jeremy Taylor, 31, was to fulfill a lifelong dream to climb Mount Everest and early on Tuesday he was on his way.
The international body that represents mountaineers has welcomed China’s decision to ban under-18s climbing Everest.
A British climber died hours after reaching the summit of Mount Everest as he was unable to descend and fellow climbers couldn’t bring him down, his climbing team and a Chinese official said Thursday.
A 13-year-old American made history on 22 May by becoming the youngest person to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest mountain. Jordan Romero tackled the dangerous peak in his quest to conquer the Seven Summits, the highest peaks on all seven continents. But his climb has attracted as much criticism as it has praise, with […]
“The challenge for me after finishing rugby was, in 12 months, to go from complete novice to the highest point in the world.”
On the South side of Everest, Mandy Ramsden from Johannesburg successfully summitted at 03h30 (Nepalese time) on Saturday morning (22nd) , thereby becoming the first South African woman to achieve the “7 Summits” and 30 minutes before her, Tony Hampson-Tindale, also from Johannesburg, reached the summit. Tony now has now successfully completed six of the […]
Working sherpas on the south side bagged the season’s first Everest summits today. Hordes of climbers will follow as soon as the current rough weather conditions improve.
The great mountain lies on the border between the two countries and they have disagreed for nearly 150 years over its exact height, which Nepal had put at 8,848 metres (29,029 feet) — nearly 13 feet more than the measurement used by China.