Mountain march

August 16, 2019 07:24 am

Growing up in Nepal, fascination with the mountains is a given. Most of us dream about making it to a base camp at least, if not actually climbing a peak. But we seldom act on the thought. However, inspired by the numerous records Nepali mountain climbers have set till date, there are many youngsters who are well on their way of becoming expert climbers.

UHIYA (GORKHA), July 3: The entire village of Uhiya in Dharche Rural Municipality-3 of northern Gorkha does not have any means of telecommunication. Neither Ncell nor NTC cell phones pick up any signal in the settlement. Not just a settlement but an entire ward of the former Uhiya VDC is now inaccessible through telephone communication. The locals have to climb a mountain in search of a proper signal.

For the last 100 years, cars have been setting records on top of Colorado's Pikes Peak.

On Oct. 5, 1990, French mountaineer Christine Janin became the first French woman to summit the peak of Mount Everest. She climbed the Earth’s highest mountain with a team composed of mostly French women, which was one reason Pasang Lhamu Sherpa stood out.

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NEW DELHI, August 8: Two Indian police officers who falsely claimed to have reached the summit of Mount Everest last year have been sacked, authorities said Tuesday.

Tricky climb

May 24, 2017 00:45 am

Part of the charm of climbing Mount Everest has always been the danger associated with the herculean endeavor. With plenty of steep slopes and deep gorges, and the always imminent likelihood of unplanned snow storms, there is always an element of risk.

KATHMANDU, May 10: A South African man, who was caught while attempting to scale Mount Everest without permit, will most likely face a ban on another climb from Nepal for five years. Officials, however, said it could take up to a week to announce this decision.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on an Indian couple who faked photographs purporting to show them at the top of Mount Everest, an official said Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The controversy over an Indian couple allegedly doctoring photos to get a certificate for successfully scaling Mt Everest has exposed real flaws in the process of issuing such certificates to climbers.