Mount Everest

  • Amputees, teenagers, and grandmothers: 15 of the world's most unlikely people to climb Mount Everest 07-06-2014 12:01 PM

    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 27-05-2014 11:44 AM

    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....
  • Andhra teen becomes youngest girl to scale Mount Everest 25-05-2014 02:47 PM

    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. Anand and Purna...
  • First Bengal woman to climb Mt Everest, Chhanda Gayen, goes missing from Mt Kanchenjunga 22-05-2014 09:03 AM

    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 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...
  • Nepal: Plane crashes near Kathmandu, all 19 on board dead 28-09-2012 08:21 AM

    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...
  • 3 mountaineers from Jharkhand scale Mt Everest 26-05-2012 09:09 PM

    Jamshedpur: Three moutaineers from Jharkhand on Saturday scaled the world's tallest peak, Mount Everest, Tata Steel sources said. Meghlal Mahato and Binita Soren, reached the summit at 6:50 am and Rajendra Singh Pal, brother of acclaimed mountaineer Bachendri Pal who trained them, reached the peak earlier at 4:40 am. The...
  • 73-year-old Japanese woman climbs Mount Everest 19-05-2012 09:32 PM

    Sydney: A 73-year-old Japanese woman on Saturday broke her own record to again become the oldest woman to scale Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain, a media report said. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest's 8,848-metre-high summit from the northern side of the mountain with four other team members, the Australian Associated...
  • Arjun Vajpai set to climb two peaks in China 07-04-2012 07:10 PM

    Young mountaineer Arjun Vajpai, who climbed Mount Everest at the age of 16, is all set to climb Mt Cho Oyu (8201m) and Mt Shishapangma (8013m) in China this summer. ...
  • Many Britons think Mount Everest is in Britain! 12-03-2012 06:16 PM

    London: A study in Britain has found that a lot of people are completely ignorant about some of the basic facts related to their country such as the highest mountain or even the names of nations comprising their country! The study found that more than one in five adult Briton...