Mount Everest

  • Ashutosh Gowariker unveils first poster, promo for his television debut 'Everest' 11 hours 21 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The promo and poster of filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker's TV show "EVEREST" was launched here Tuesday. Co-directed 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...
  • Now you can scale the world's highest peak in 42 days: UK guide promises Everest summit in under two months but expedition to cost more August 29, 2014

    Raise your game, skip the queues and scale the world's highest peak in 42 days: that's British guide Adrian Ballinger's ambitious pitch to climbers preparing to summit Mount Everest. Ballinger's 'Rapid Ascent' programme, which at around $79,000 is roughly double the cost of other Everest expeditions, aims to overturn the conventional...
  • Pakistani woman climbs world's seven highest peaks July 27, 2014

    Islamabad: Samina Baig became the first Pakistani woman to climb seven highest peaks in seven continents in under eight months, media reported on Sunday. Baig, 23, has completed the challenge of climbing seven of the highest mountains around the world, including Mount Everest which she scaled in May 2013, Dawn online...
  • Amputees, teenagers, and grandmothers: 15 of the world's most unlikely people to climb Mount Everest June 7, 2014

    Standing at a staggering height of 8,848 m above sea level, the Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth. Located in the Himalayan region, the Everest attracts tourists and mountain climbers from across the world. People from around the globe have attempted to climb the soaring mountain under daunting...
  • 13-year-old Telangana girl scales Everest, sets new record May 27, 2014

    Hyderabad: Thirteen-year-old M Poorna has conquered the world's highest peak, Mt Everest, becoming the youngest woman ever to do so. Poorna and 17-year-old Anand, both from Telangana, scaled the peak on the same week which marks the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay first conquering the mountain. It...
  • Andhra teen becomes youngest girl to scale Mount Everest May 25, 2014

    Hyderabad: In a historic feat for Indian mountaineering, 13-year-old Malavath Purna became the youngest female climber to scale the Mount Everest. Purna was accompanied by Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar (16), a Class IX student from the Khammam district of Andhra Pradesh, and completed the feat on Sunday morning. ...
  • First Bengal woman to climb Mt Everest, Chhanda Gayen, goes missing from Mt Kanchenjunga May 22, 2014

    Kolkata: Prominent mountaineer Chhanda Gayen and two of her accompanying 'sherpas', who were attempting to climb the 8,505-metre-high Kangchenjunga West, known as Yalung Kang in Nepal, are reported to be missing. Gayen, best known for being the first civilian woman from West Bengal to climb to the summit of Mount...
  • 13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    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 searchers...
  • Search resumes for missing guides after Mount Everest avalanche April 19, 2014

    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) summit...
  • Mount Everest avalanche kills 12 Nepalese guides; 4 missing April 19, 2014

    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 avalanche...
  • 12 killed in worst-ever Everest accident April 18, 2014

    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 field"...
  • Avalanche sweeps Mt Everest; 6 killed, 9 missing April 18, 2014

    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 Friday. He...
  • Modi mocks Nitish, says arrogance is higher than Mount Everest March 10, 2014

    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 to...
  • Four killed, 154 rescued in Mount Everest avalanche October 17, 2013

    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 June 9, 2013

    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 June 7, 2013

    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 June 4, 2013

    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 May 30, 2013

    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 celebrate...
  • Japanese octogenarian becomes oldest person to scale Everest May 24, 2013

    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 professional...
  • 80-year-old Japanese is the oldest to scale Everest May 23, 2013

    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 of...
  • Arunima becomes first Indian amputee to scale Mt Everest May 22, 2013

    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 May 21, 2013

    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 India...
  • Indian sisters first twins to climb Mount Everest May 21, 2013

    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. The...
  • Woman mountaineer from West Bengal climbs Mt Everest May 18, 2013

    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...
  • SSB men flagged off for first Mt everest expedition April 2, 2013

    New Delhi: A 10-member contingent of border guarding force SSB was on Tuesday flagged off to conquer the world's tallest peak Mount Everest. The contingent, first of the force to the 8,848-metre tall summit, is expected to reach the top in the middle of May. Union Home Secretary RK Singh flagged...
  • US teen with Down Syndrome scales Mount Everest April 1, 2013

    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, when...
  • Indian school team to bid for Mount Everest world record February 6, 2013

    Chandigarh: A six-student team will make a bid for a world record to become the first school team to scale Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world. Supported by leading outdoor adventure gear brand Woodland, the school team will try to scale the 8,848-metre high peak in May this year...
  • 19-year-old girl selected for expedition to Mount Everest January 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Saachi Soni is only 19 years of age, but has already scaled some of the tallest peaks in India. She has now been chosen for an expedition to Mount Everest by the Himalayan Mountaineering Institute in Darjeeling. No hurdle is too high for this teenager as she is...
  • Nepal: Plane crashes near Kathmandu, all 19 on board dead September 28, 2012

    Kathmandu: A plane en route to Lukla in Nepal's Mount Everest region with 19 people on board crashed on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Friday, reportedly killing all 19 people on board. The Sita Air twin-engine propeller plane crashed near the Manohara River on the southwest edge of the Nepalese...