Nepal Rejects India’s Offer To Jointly Re-Measure Everest

Nepal has rejected India’s offer to jointly re-measure the height of the world’s highest peak Mount Everest following the massive earthquake in 2015 and will carry out the exercise on its own, the top official of the Himalayan nation’s survey department has said. Nepal will, however, seek help from India and China for getting crucial data for the exercise, Nepal’s

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Alex Txikon Everest Winter Climb

After failing to reach the top of the world in winter without oxygen last year, Spaniard Alex Txikon has Everest in sights again. Climbing 8,000-meter peaks in winter is a recipe for suffering, but some climbers just can’t get enough of it. The Basque alpinist Alex Txikon is going back to Everest (8,848 meters) this winter, after a failed attempt

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Debate of publishing photos of bodies on Everest

A recent New York Times article about the retrieval of the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest has garnered a wide readership and sparked a debate on the ethics of publishing images of their bodies. In emails to The Times and in comments posted on the article, readers mostly praised the story’s vivid images and videos,

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Survey Department ready to measure Mount Everest

The government is all set to measure the height of Sagarmatha Himal (Mt Everest), using own resources. The final preparations for measuring the height of the world’s highest peak have been completed, according to the Survey Department which is undertaking the task. Joint spokesman of the Ministry of Land Reform and Management, Punya Bikram Poudel said that the government has

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1938 High Camp Discovery on Mount Everest

Jake Norton discovers the 1938 high camp on the Northeast Shoulder of Mount Everest in 2004. The camp, located in possibly the windiest spot on Everest, was all but abandoned in 1938 and left in the elements for 66 years. All that Jake discovered was a tent pole, some old cans, bits of tent material, and some pitons and other

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TV presenter and Olympic cyclist to Climb Everest

Former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton and TV presenter Ben Fogle have announced they will attempt to climb Mount Everest next year to raise money for the Red Cross. They will face winds of up to 200mph as they raise money for the charity on the mountain, which six people have died climbing this year alone. Since Sir Edmund Hillary became

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The Glass Ceiling: Pasang Lhamu Sherpa

Ten years ago, at a summer cabin in Lake Tahoe, Nancy Svendsen was told a story she could scarcely believe. The story recounted by her brother-in-law, who had moved to the US from Kathmandu three decades ago, was about Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, who was raised in poverty amid a patriarchal culture, and who yet, on 22 April 1993, became the

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