Everest

  • United States Jun 5, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • attorney May 28, 2019

    Climbing Deaths Rise on Everest as Nepal Issues More Permits

    Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world’s highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years. As the allure of Everest grows, so have...

  • attorney May 28, 2019

    Colorado Climber Dies After Reaching Top of Mount Everest

    A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. The cause isn’t yet known, said his brother, Mark Kulish of...

  • Utah May 26, 2019

    Utah Climber, 4 Others Die on Mount Everest

    An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two Sherpa guides, Pasang Tenje Sherpa, head of Pioneer Adventure, which provided the guides,...

  • NBC May 23, 2019

    Utah Man Dies on Everest After Reaching Goal of Climbing Each Continent's Tallest Mountain

    An American man has died on a climb of Mount Everest and his family thinks that he had a heart attack while descending from the peak of the world’s tallest mountain, NBC News reported. Don Cash, 55, was a Utah resident whose children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City that he died just after completing his goal of...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • United States Mar 27, 2019

    US Scientists to Climb Everest, Collect Data on Climate

    A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming. The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation. In...

  • Chef Dec 14, 2018

    Where to Save (And Splurge) When Going to Disney

    It’s no surprise that Walt Disney World Resort is the most visited theme park in the world. In 2017, nearly 20.5 million people visited the Magic Kingdom. If you add in the three other parks (Epcot, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, all four of which get a combined annual attendance of 56 million people), not to mention the waterparks, hotels and...

  • Facebook Jun 5, 2018

    Beloved Teacher Dies in Yosemite Climbing Accident

    A standout teacher from Palmdale fell to his death along with a climbing partner is Yosemite Falls.

  • NBC News May 15, 2018

    Climber Who Lost Legs to Everest Finally Makes It to Summit 4 Decades Later

    A Chinese climber who lost both his legs to frostbite while trying to summit Everest in 1975 finally accomplished the feat on Monday, Reuters reported. Xia Boyu became the first double amputee to summit the world’s tallest mountain from the Nepal side. “Climbing Mount Everest is my dream,” Xia told Agence France Presse last month. “I have to realize it....

  • Europe May 14, 2018

    Australian Man Climbs 7 Peaks in 7 Continents in Record Time

    An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said. Steve Plain scaled Everest on Monday, 117 days after he began his mission in Antarctica. Iswari Poudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal said he got a phone call from Mount Everest base camp saying...

  • United States Apr 17, 2018

    ‘For All Women': Tireless Connecticut Mom Plans Her 9th Everest Summit

    Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans...

  • Alabama May 21, 2017

    American Climber Dies, Indian Missing on Everest

    An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said Sunday. Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana, Alabama, died on the mountain on Sunday but other details were not immediately known, said Murari Sharma of the Everest Parivar Expedition agency, based...

  • head May 8, 2017

    Nepal Wants to Limit Age for Everest After 85-Year-Old Dies

    Family and supporters on Sunday honored an 85-year-old Nepali man who died trying to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, while officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge....
    The death of Min Bahadur Sherchan has revived concerns about allowing elderly people to attempt to scale peaks where the conditions...

  • The Associated Press May 6, 2017

    85-Year-Old Aiming to Be Oldest Everest Climber Dies

    An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was not immediately clear, said Dinesh Bhattarai, chief of Nepal’s Tourism Department. Mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who...

  • Berlin Apr 30, 2017

    Famed Swiss Climber Ueli Steck Killed Near Mount Everest

    Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said. Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located....

  • Asher Klein Apr 12, 2017

    At 85, Nepali Aims to Regain Title of Oldest Everest Climber

    A Nepali who was once the oldest climber to scale Mount Everest is attempting to regain that title, at age 85, with hopes that the feat will help him spread a message of peace. Min Bahadur Sherchan plans to climb the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak next month during a window of favorable weather on the summit. “I want to be the...

  • India May 23, 2016

    3 Dead, 2 Missing on Mount Everest

    An Indian climber has died while being helped down Mount Everest, just a couple days after a Dutch and an Australian died near the peak. Two other Indian climbers are missing, and experts say some of the tragedy may have been avoidable. Poor planning and overcrowding on the world’s tallest peak may have led to bottlenecks that kept people delayed...

  • Asher Klein Sep 4, 2015

    RAW VIDEO: Record-Breaking Jump From Mt. Everest

    Russian Valery Rozov has broken the record for the world’s highest ever base jump at 23,687.7 feet above sea level. The 48-year-old Russian daredevil took the plunge from the north face of the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, on the 60th anniversary of its conquest.

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