KATHMANDU, June 17: Altogether 61 Indian climbers successfully scaled Mt Everest this spring season as the country topped the list of Everest summiteers this year. China was hot on the heels of India for successfully climbing the world’s highest peak.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Amid concerns from various quarters that weak laws and poor monitoring by the authorities have made mountaineering unsafe, the government recently formed a five-member panel to identify the problems in mountaineering and recommend measures.

Dark side of Everest expeditions

June 4, 2019 08:44 am

KATHMANDU, June 4: Expedition organizers have been charging up to Rs 10 million to bring back the body of a climber who dies on Everest. The expedition fee for the world’s highest mountain is just Rs 2.8 million (25,000 USD).

Lead where you can

June 1, 2019 00:25 am

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Tostmasters gathering where members learn to master the art of public speaking. I was mesmerized by the attentions to the details, the way the sessions were structured and delivered and the overall level of professionalism. Toastmasters is much more than just a platform for public speaking. It can be one of the best ways to boost your self-confidence and challenge yourself to become better.

KATHMANDU, May 27: While national and international media reports connected the deaths of climbers on Mt Everest this season to overcrowding, the Department of Tourism on Sunday said such claims were misleading and unwarranted.

Everest death toll rises to 10

May 26, 2019 07:27 am

KATHMANDU, May 26: Death toll on Everest has reached 10 with a British climber becoming the latest victim in the unforgiving terrain of the world’s highest mountain on Saturday.

Two single women scale Mt Everest

May 24, 2019 19:25 pm

SOLUKHUMBU, May 24: Two single women on the Everest expedition have scaled the world's highest peak. Nima Doma Sherpa and Phurdiki Sherpa from Khumjung of Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality-4 in the district reached atop the Everest under slogan 'We can'.

KATHMANDU, May 17: A day after breaking his own world record for climbing atop the world’s highest mountain the most number of times, Kami Rita Sherpa is out to climb Mt Everest one more time this season.

KATHMANDU, May 15: A team of experienced Nepali climbers scaled Mt Everest to become the first to do so this spring season and fixed the ropes to pave the way for other summit hopefuls.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Eight hundred and twenty-four climbers belonging to 100 mountaineering expedition teams have taken permission to climb 27 mountain peaks, including Sagarmatha (Mt Everest), the world's highest peak, in this Spring climbing season, the Department of Tourism has stated.

KATHMANDU, April 21: As part of the mega campaign to clean up Mt Everest, a team of experienced Sherpas are being mobilized to remove dead bodies and waste piled above the base camp of the worlds’ highest mountain.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Nepal Army (NA) has lifted two tons of non bio-degradable waste from the Mt Everest region under its Mount Everest cleanup campaign.

Exposure to extreme environments can change our DNA. Everest climbers—and their twins—are the perfect study subjects.