Mount Everest

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche 19-04-2014 05:03 PM

    Kathmandu: Search teams recovered a 13th body on Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Another three guides remained missing, and...
  • Search resumes for missing guides after Mount Everest avalanche 19-04-2014 01:08 PM

    Sherpa climbers aided by helicopters resumed a search on Saturday for four missing guides after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, killing at least 12 in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain. Climbers declared a four-day halt to efforts to scale the 8,848-metre (29,029-ft)...
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides; 4 missing 19-04-2014 07:06 AM

    Katmandu: An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early on Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the...
  • 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident 18-04-2014 10:23 PM

    A massive avalanche on Friday struck Mount Everest killing at least 12 Nepalese Sherpa guides and injuring 10 others in the deadliest mountaineering accident on the world's highest peak. The avalanche occurred at around 6:45 am at an altitude of about 5,800 metres in an area known as the "popcorn...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing 18-04-2014 10:55 AM

    Katmandu: A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. on...
  • Modi mocks Nitish, says arrogance is higher than Mount Everest 10-03-2014 10:33 PM

    Escalating attack on Nitish Kumar, Narendra Modi on Monday said his ambition to become Prime Minister drove him to split from BJP and accused him of possessing Himalayan arrogance that made him spurn flood aid from Gujarat. Why was the BJP-JD(U) alliance broken? Some said it was his (Kumar) habit...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche 17-10-2013 10:41 AM

    Beijing: Four people including an elderly Australian tourist have been killed by an avalanche around Mount Everest. Chinese authorities have said that a tour group organised by a Tibetan travel agency entered a restricted area on the mountain without permission and camped at the foot of it on Sunday. The...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage and good work 08-06-2013 09:59 PM

    In this episode of India Positive, we bring you the stories of school children, who made world record by scaling Mount Everest. Also story from Punjab - a teachers efforts to steer students away from a life of drugs and stories from across the country. ...
  • Sanawar boys become the first ever school team to climb Mt Everest 07-06-2013 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: Six teenaged students from the Lawrence School, Sanawar, are on the top of the world. After all, the gang has pulled off an Edmund Henry and Tenzing Norgay kind of feat. Setting a world record of being the first school team to scale Mount Everest in a 56-day-long...
  • I'll start a sports academy for physically challenged: Arunima Sinha 04-06-2013 06:25 PM

    Arunima Sinha is the world's first female amputee to scale Mount Everest. She was a national level volleyball player who was pushed out of a running train in 2011. One of her legs had to be amputated below the knee to save her. She joined IBNLive readers for an interaction...
  • Watch: Man jumps off Mount Everest; records world's highest base jump 30-05-2013 11:40 AM

    New Delhi: Valery Rozov, a 48-year-old climber and base jumper from Russia, has set a new world record by performing a wing-suit jump off Mount Everest from an elevation of 23,687 feet, which is considered to be the highest ever Base jump to date. Rozov jumpped off Mount Everest to...
  • Japanese octogenarian becomes oldest person to scale Everest 24-05-2013 08:21 AM

    Kathmandu: An 80-year-old Japanese man has become the oldest person to scale Mount Everest. Yuichiro Miura first climbed Everest in 2003 and repeated the feat five years later, breaking the record of Nepal's Min Bahadur Sherchan who reached the summit at the age of 76 in 2008. Yuichiro Miura, a...
  • 80-year-old Japanese is the oldest to scale Everest 23-05-2013 02:45 PM

    Kathmandu: An 80-year-old Japanese national on Thursday set a new world record by becoming the oldest climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest, world's highest peak. Yuichiro Miura, a professional mountaineer summited the 8,848 metre high peak at 9 am on Thursday, said Tilak Pandey, an official at Ministry...
  • Arunima becomes first Indian amputee to scale Mt Everest 21-05-2013 10:38 PM

    Kathmandu: Arunima Sinha, a former national level volleyball player who had lost one of her legs after being thrown off a moving train, created history on Tuesday by becoming the first Indian amputee to conquer Mount Everest. 25-year-old Sinha reached the 8,848 metre-high summit of the world's highest peak at...
  • Woman with one leg out to conquer Mount Everest 21-05-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Arunima Sinha lost her one leg after she was thrown out of a moving train. Nearly two years after the tragedy struck, she is preparing to conquer Mount Everest - the world's highest peak at 8,848 metres above sea level. "When I was undergoing treatment at AIIMS (All...
  • Indian sisters first twins to climb Mount Everest 20-05-2013 08:11 PM

    Kathmandu: Two Indian girls have scripted history by becoming the first twins ever to climb Mount Everest together. 21-year-old Tashi and Nancy Malik from Dehra Dun achieved this feat by successfully reaching the world's highest mountain peak at 8,848 meters, an official at Nepal's Ministry of Tourism and Culture said....
  • Woman mountaineer from West Bengal climbs Mt Everest 18-05-2013 06:03 PM

    Kolkata: Woman mountaineer Chanda Gayen has successfully scaled the Mt Everest today, becoming the third woman from West Bengal to achieve the feat. A message from the base camp at Solo Khumbu in Nepal reaching here said Chanda, who started the last part of her journey for the summit from...
  • US teen with Down Syndrome scales Mount Everest 01-04-2013 02:24 PM

    New York: A 15-year-old US boy has possibly become one of the first person ever with Down syndrome to have scaled the Mount Everest - the world's tallest mountain. Eli Reimer is also possibly the first American teen with the syndrome - to have made the exceptional ascent last month,...
  • Prince Harry 'to climb Mount Everest' 01-01-2012 12:33 PM

    London: Prince Harry, the third-in-line to the British throne, is all set to realise his long-held ambition of conquering Mount Everest this year, a report said. The 27-year-old Prince had dropped a broad hint about scaling the world's highest mountain in May this year at the end of his trek...
  • Arjun Vajpai scales Mt Manafai, sets new record 05-10-2011 09:28 AM

    Arjun Vajpai, the youngest Indian to climb Mount Everest in 2010, has now set another record by becoming the youngest mountaineer from Asia to scale Mt Manafai in Nepal. ...
  • Nepal: Plane with Indians aboard crashes, 19 dead 25-09-2011 09:24 AM

    Kathmandu: The passenger plane carrying 19 people that went missing in Nepal crashed in Kathmandu on Sunday, killing all the people onboard. Out of the 16 tourists, 10 were Indians, said Apoorva Srivastava, the spokesperson of the Indian Embassy in Nepal. She also said that the Nepalese government has deployed...
  • Plane with 19 onboard missing in Nepal 25-09-2011 08:53 AM

    Katmandu: Nepal's air rescue office has said that a plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest is missing and has been out of contact with the control tower for more than an hour. The Beechcraft plane belonging to Buddha Air was carrying 16 foreign tourists and three crew members. It...
  • Forget Indian Idol, Arunachal has Everest Idols 08-07-2011 12:48 PM

    Itanagar: For a long time, Arunachal Pradesh had trouble naming home-grown celebrities who could be immediately recognised by other states and beyond. There was Yukar Shibi, the weightlifter who set a new national record in the men's 62kg class, Gumpe Rime, the football player, author Mamang Dai who received the...
  • Young Indian Leader: Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa 25-06-2011 08:32 AM

    The 32 year old mother of two became the first woman in the world to scale the mighty everest twice in one season. ...
  • Premlata oldest Indian woman to scale Everest 01-06-2011 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: Premlata Agarwal is not just another woman who climbed Mt Everest - she is the mother of two married daughters. At 45, she is also the oldest Indian woman to scale the highest mountain in the world. What started off as an adventure in 2000 in the form...
  • Mother of 2 is first Arab woman to scale Everest 29-05-2011 10:30 AM

    Dubai: Suzanne Al Houby, a Palestinian-born and UAE-based mother of two, has become the first Arab woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Originally from Jaffa, Palestine, 40-year-old Al Houby reached the 8,848-metre peak at 8:45 am on May 21, it was announced on Saturday....
  • Teen becomes youngest all 8000-ft summit climber 28-05-2011 11:01 AM

    Kathmandu: A 16-year-old British schoolboy became the youngest person ever to climb the highest mountains on all seven continents when he ascended Mount Everest, the tallest of them, on Thursday, his organisers said. George Atkinson from Surbiton climbed the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) Everest summit on Thursday from the Tibetan...