Mount Everest

Ex-SP scales new heights, reaches Everest base camp

Dr Kakumanu Raja Sikhamani, a retired SP from Andhra Pradesh, became the first from the State police department to scale Mount Everest Base Camp, on Friday. 

published on : 4th December 2021

IIT Delhi alumnus scales Mt Everest within seven weeks of recovering from COVID-19

Neeraj Chaudhary tested positive on March 27 and was back in Kathmandu in April itself. He managed to scale the peak on May 31.

published on : 11th July 2021

Chinese climber becomes first blind Asian to scale Everest

Zhang became blind at age 21 due to glaucoma. He has been working as a masseur at a hospital in Tibet, where he lives with his wife.

published on : 31st May 2021

Virus fails to deter hundreds of climbers on Mount Everest

Three expedition teams to Everest canceled their climb this month following reports of people getting sick.

published on : 29th May 2021

Climbing guide says at least 100 COVID-19 cases on Everest

A total of 408 foreign climbers were issued permits to climb Everest this season, aided by several hundred Sherpa guides and support staff who've been stationed at base camp since April.

published on : 22nd May 2021

Nepali climber makes world record by scaling Mt Everest twice in shortest span of time in a season

Mingma Tenji Sherpa, first reached the summit of the Everest in the evening of May 7 as a member of a rope-fixing team, and then scaled the world's highest mountain again on the morning of May 11.

published on : 13th May 2021

China opens Everest's north side to 38 coronavirus-tested climbers

They must undergo temperature checks regularly, use bottled oxygen and stay 4 meters (13 feet) from other climbers at the summit. They will be provided masks, thermometers and disinfectant.

published on : 7th May 2021

COVID-19 reaches Mt Everest as climber from Norway tests positive

An official from Nepal's tourism department said that it had so far not received any reports of COVID-19 among climbers.

published on : 23rd April 2021

On Top of the World

These seven women mountaineers from ordinary backgrounds have reached the pinnacle of extraordinary feats  

published on : 30th September 2017

Dalai Lama flags off Anshu Jamsenpa’s fourth expedition to Mount Everest

Jamsenpa, who hails from the Himalayan State, had earlier scaled Mount Everest thrice – two of them in 10 days.

published on : 4th April 2017