MOUNT EVEREST

  • Very relieved to be safe, says an Everest avalanche survivor 5 days ago

    CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor spoke to mountaineers who were at the base camp at Mount Everest when an avalanche struck after the earthquake. "We had no time to run or hide, didn't know what to do. The only thought I had was that it is all over," said one such survivor. ...
  • Climbing to resume on Mount Everest by next week: official 6 days ago

    Kathmandu: Climbing will resume on Mount Everest by next week after an earthquake-triggered avalanche that left 18 people dead on the world's highest peak, a Nepalese government official said on Thursday. Saturday's avalanche that ripped through base camp also destroyed ladders through the treacherous Khumbu icefall higher up the mountain, raising...
  • Mount Everest the jewel of Nepal's tourism industry, economy April 29, 2015

    Mount Everest is the jewel of Nepal's tourism industry and it's economy. The country actively markets itself as a destination for adventures and the mountains feature prominently in videos produced by the tourism board. The Tourism Ministry said that 8 lakh tourists visited Nepal in 2013 and around 1 lakh...
  • Climber recalls his experience at Everest's base camp during earthquake April 29, 2015

    Climber Adrian Ballinger recalled his experience at Mount Everest's base camp during the earthquake and how he survived an avalanche. He said on the north part of the mountain in Tibet, the base camp was actually relatively unaffected. They felt an extremely large earthquake and there were a lot of...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay April 28, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • Rain, snowfall likely to hamper rescue operations on Mount Everest April 28, 2015

    Rain and snowfall are likely to hamper rescue operations on Mount Everest. Around 250 trekkers have been located and are safe. They are going to wait it out for the next eight days and have plenty of food and warm water. ...
  • Helicopters manage to rescue climbers caught in an avalanche April 28, 2015

    As rescue efforts are on in full swing in Nepal, helicopters have managed to rescue climbers caught in an avalanche and fly them down to the Mount Everest base camp. ...
  • Shock turns into anger in quake-hit Nepal as people wait for assistance; foreign aid pours in April 28, 2015

    Kathmandu: Shock turned to anger in Nepal on Tuesday, as some of the tens of thousands of people stricken by the weekend's devastating earthquake expressed frustration at what they said was their government's slow response to the crisis. International aid has finally begun to arrive in the Himalayan nation of 28...
  • Choppers rescue climbers stranded at high altitude on Everest April 27, 2015

    Lobuche (Nepal): Climbers stranded for two days were plucked on Monday from high altitudes on Mount Everest following a deadly quake-triggered avalanche, as exhausted and emotional mountaineers said they were thankful to be alive. Rescue teams in three helicopters were running missions to Camps One and Two on the world's highest...
  • Avid woman mountaineer perishes in Nepal avalanche April 27, 2015

    New Delhi: Her passion for mountaineering knew no bounds but it ended in a tragedy when she perished in the avalanche triggered by the earthquake in Nepal during her maiden attempt to scale Mount Everest. 49-year-old Renu Fotedar, who hailed from Srinagar and is now settled...
  • Avalanche kills Google executive, girlfriend mourns his death April 27, 2015

    One of the mountaineers who lost their lives on Mount Everest was a young American executive from Google named Dan Fredinbug. CNN spoke to his girlfriend who called Fredinburg "magical". "He had a way of making the people around him just feel special without even trying," Arenson said. ...
  • Watch: Positioning of base camps at the foot of Mount Everest April 27, 2015

    Mountaineers at the Mount Everest base camp have had to face a brunt of the effect of the earthquake which triggered massive avalanches. CNN explains the positioning of the base camps at the foot of Mount Everest. ...
  • Hyderabad Mountaineer Neelima missing after avalanche on Mount Everest April 27, 2015

    Neelima, a software engineer working in Hyderabad has been missing in the avalanche that has taken place on Mount Everest. She was selected for International Everest Expedition camp of 21 members. She left Hyderabad on April 18 and left from Delhi for Kathmandu on April 19. She last spoke to...
  • 'Demons on the mountain'; survivors recall avalanche terror April 27, 2015

    Kathmandu: When Khile Sherpa opened his eyes, the snow around him was bright red, drenched with blood streaming from gashes in his body from the avalanche that catapulted him across Mount Everest's base camp at lunchtime on Saturday. Khile was among the first 15 survivors flown from Everest to Kathmandu on...
  • Watch: Video captures Everest avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake April 27, 2015

    "The ground was shaking from the earthquake and as soon as we saw people running we were running ourselves to save our lives," says Jost Kobusch, a German climber, who was at the Mt Everest Base Camp when the earthquake struck Nepal. Kobusch posted this terrifying video on YouTube that...
  • Injured flown from Everest, aftershock triggers new avalanches April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: The first rescue plane carrying people injured in an earthquake-triggered avalanche that ripped through tents on Mount Everest arrived in Kathmandu on Sunday shortly before a strong aftershock rocked India and Nepal and triggered more snowfalls. Nepal's worst earthquake in 81 years, at 7.9 magnitude, killed at least 2,000 people...
  • Nepalese dig for quake survivors as toll exceeds 2,000 and big aftershock hits April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Rescuers dug with their bare hands and bodies piled up in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily crowded Kathmandu Valley, killing at least 2,000 and triggered a deadly avalanche on Mount Everest. Army officer Santosh Nepal and a group of rescuers worked all night to open a...
  • Nepal earthquake: 65 mountaineers may have died at the Everest base camp, says Army April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least 65 mountaineers and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, Army official said. IAF helicopters on Sunday morning reached Mount Everest for the rescue operations. The Mountaineering Association said it is...
  • Climbers above Everest base camp safe, bad weather hampers rescue work April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: There are around 100 climbers at camps 1 and 2 on Mount Everest, above base camp, and all are safe after an earthquake set off an avalanche, the head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Sunday. It will be difficult to evacuate the climbers as the route back to...
  • Bad weather hampers search for avalanche survivors on Everest April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: Bad weather frustrated efforts to rescue hundreds of climbers stranded on Mount Everest on Sunday, a day after an earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche in possibly the single deadliest incident on the world's highest peak. An Indian army climbing team found 18 bodies on Saturday in the first hours...
  • Climbers above Everest base camp all safe April 26, 2015

    Kathmandu: There are around 100 climbers at camps 1 and 2 on Mount Everest, above base camp, and all are safe after an earthquake set off an avalanche, the head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association said on Sunday. It will be difficult to evacuate the climbers as the route back to...
  • Google executive among other mountaineers killed on Everest after Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015

    San Francisco: A Google executive and self-described adventurer was among 10 people killed at a Mount Everest base camp in an avalanche triggered by a major Nepal earthquake yesterday, the company and his family said. Dan Fredinburg was killed in the avalanche that buried parts of the base camp where hundreds...
  • Google executive killed in Mount Everest avalanche after Nepal earthquake April 26, 2015

    Dan Fredinburg, a Google Inc executive based in California, was among those killed on Saturday in an avalanche on Mount Everest caused by a devastating earthquake in Nepal, the company said. Fredinburg was climbing the world's tallest peak with three other Google employees when the avalanche struck. None of his colleagues...
  • Two Tata steel employees safe: Bachendri Pal April 25, 2015

    Jamshedpur: Two employees of Tata Steel including a woman, who had set off to conquer world's highest peak Mount Everest in the first week of April, are safe and based at camp II (at around 22,000 ft), said the Chief of Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Bachendri Pal. Pal, the first woman...
  • 18 climbers dead in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest April 25, 2015

    A major earthquake in Nepal on Saturday unleashed an avalanche on Mount Everest, killing at least eighteen people and raising fears for other climbers on the world's highest peak, a tourism ministry official said. ...
  • Avalanches reported on Mount Everest, mountaineers run for cover April 25, 2015

    A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest. Young mountaineer Arjun Vajpai said, "we still have to calculate the amount of damage done. We are getting weather forecast from all over the world, will resume our climb according to the data collected." ...
  • Nepal earthquake triggers Everest avalanche, climbers at risk April 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A powerful earthquake in Nepal on Saturday triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest, climbers said, raising fears for those on the world's highest peak a year after another avalanche caused the deadliest incident on the mountain. Romanian climber Alex Gavan said on Twitter that there had been a "huge...
  • Nepal extends permits to over 300 climbers for Mount Everest March 20, 2015

    Kathmandu: Nepal has allowed more than 300 mountaineers to climb Mount Everest after they had to abandon their expeditions last year when 16 Sherpa mountain guides were killed in an avalanche on the world's highest mountain. The government will extend last year's permits without charging new fees, said the head of...
  • Ashutosh Gowariker unveils first poster, promo for his television debut 'Everest' September 17, 2014

    Mumbai: The promo and poster of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's TV show "EVEREST" was launched here Tuesday. Codirected by Glenn Baretto and Ankush Mohla, the Star Plus show is about the struggle of a daughter, who in order to gain her father's acceptance decides to climb the highest mountain of the world...
  • Haryana Governor lauds twins sisters who scaled Mt Everest September 1, 2014

    Chandigarh: Haryana Governor Prof Kaptan Singh Solanki on Monday lauded Nungshi Malik and Tashi Malik, the twin sisters who scaled Mount Everest in 2013. The Governor said the sisters, by becoming the first twins to scale the highest peak in the world on May 19, 2013, had brought laurels to the...