Court tells government to allow climbers with disabilities on Everest

The Supreme Court today stayed the government’s decision to bar double amputee and visually impaired persons from climbing mountains, allowing them to obtain climbing permits to attempt to climb any mountain above 6,500 metres, including Mt Everest, the world’s highest peak. Responding to the separate writ petitions filed by Madhav Prasad Chamlagain and visually impaired climber Amit KC, a constitutional

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9 year old girl aims to climb Mount Everest

A 9-year-old Pakistani girl has become the youngest to climb the 5,765-metre-high Quz Sar Peak in Shimshal Valley located in the north of Pakistan. Selena Khawaja has told Gulf News in her first detailed interview that she has a special love for peaks as she lives in the mountain city of Abbottabad. Selena said she felt “great” on reaching the

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New Poll Question

I have added a new poll question for the month of March. When do you think Mallory’s watch got broken? Please take your vote at www.everest1953.co.uk thank you. Results from last months question Is the decision to ban solo and disabled climbers from Mount Everest a good or bad idea? A Good Idea 49% A Bad Idea 35% Not Sure

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Everest Winter climb abandoned

A Spanish climber on Tuesday abandoned his bid to make the first winter ascent of Mount Everest in 25 years after “lethal weather” forced him to retreat. It is the second time in as many years that mountaineer Alex Txikon, 36, has been forced to call off his attempt to scale the world’s highest peak in winter without the use

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Double Amputee Challenges Supreme Court to Climb Everest

A case has been filed at the Supreme Court demanding annulment of a provision of the country’s mountaineering expedition regulation that bars double amputee and blind persons from attempting to climb mountains including Mt Everest. Courtesy Hari Budha Magar Registering a writ petition at the apex court today, Madhav Prasad Chamlagain who also represents the persons with disabilities in the

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Winter Everest Climb Final Stage

The expedition led by Alex Txikon currently attempting a winter ascent of Everest without supplementary oxygen has entered the final stage. The climbers have ascended to Camp 2. The Everest winter expedition led by Alex Txikon has now entered its final phase. After a failed bid in February 2017, the team is back in Nepal attempting to make a winter

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UFO Spotted above Mount Everest

A bizarre UFO has been spotted above Mount Everest. The disc-shaped object can be seen in the sky over the Himalayas. Image: UFO TODAY UFO watchers say the spooky object causes a silhouette and its height means it can’t be a drone or helicopter. The image is one of 477 stitched together by mountaineer and filmmaker David Breashears as part

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World’s most dangerous job: A Sherpa on Everest

One of the most experienced Sherpas to ever scale Everest, Lakpa Rita talks misconceptions, being buried alive and why clients just don’t listen. Lakpa Rita Sherpa has been climbing since he was 18 years old and is known today, some 30 years later, as the ‘Best Sirdar in the Khumbu’. In other words, if you want to get up a

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Lama Geshe who blessed Everest climbers has died

A Buddhist monk who blessed Everest climbers headed for the summit of the world’s highest mountain has died in Nepal aged 87, local officials said Wednesday (Feb 14). Lama Geshe was a fixture of the Everest climbing community and few would dare attempt to climb the fabled 8,848 metre peak without seeking his blessing. Photo:Courtesy of www.alanarnette.com © reproduction prohibited

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China denies changing height of Mount Everest

China has denied changing its figure for the official height of Mount Everest following a reported drop off in the number of climbers tackling the world’s highest peak from the Tibet side. In an interview with Xinhua, an unnamed official from the National Administration of Surveying, Mapping and Geoinformation said China had not “at any time or under any circumstances

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