Mt Everest

Nepal, China to jointly announce re-measured height of Mount Everest

Nepal has already sent a team of climbers up Mount Everest to re-measure its height, hoping to quash persistent speculation that its height has shrunk.

published on : 14th October 2019

Mount Everest region bans single-use plastic 

Melting glaciers caused by global warming are exposing bodies and litter that have accumulated on Mt. Everest since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first successful summit 66 years ago.

published on : 21st August 2019

IAS officer summits Everest with gangajal to spread awareness on 'Swachh Ganga'

Ravindra Kumar, who is currently posted in Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation in Government of India, dedicated his expedition to India's water-related issues.

published on : 5th June 2019

American lawyer dies after reaching peak of Mount Everest, toll touches 11

Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent.

published on : 28th May 2019

'Permit only trained climbers to scale Everest': 'Traffic jam' survivor calls for stringent rules

Ten people have died in little more than two weeks after poor weather cut the climbing window, leaving mountaineers waiting in long queues to the summit, risking exhaustion and running out of oxygen.

published on : 28th May 2019

Mountaineers' body blames 'overcrowding' for Mt Everest deaths

The organisation said in a traffic jam, exhausted climbers are often forced to wait for several hours for their turn to ascend or descend on a single rope.

published on : 27th May 2019

Nepal's record-setting Everest guide returns as a hero

49-year-old Kami Rita reached Everest's 8,850-metre peak on Tuesday, the second time he had climbed to the summit in a week.

published on : 26th May 2019

Two more Indian mountaineers die on Mount Everest as toll of Indians rises to eight

Nihal Bagwan (27) and Kalpana Das (49) died along with two other climbers above the 8,848-meter Mount Everest while descending the summit due to 'traffic jam'.

published on : 25th May 2019

Odisha’s first woman mountaineer Kalpana dies

 Odisha’s first woman mountaineer Kalpana Das died while descending from Mt Everest after scaling it the second time on Thursday.

published on : 24th May 2019