Panel proposes action against fake rescuers

A panel formed by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation today submitted its report to Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari recommending action against fake rescuers of mountaineers and trekkers and initiating key reforms to ensure safety, reliability and regularity of services to tourists. The panel report has underscored that rescue works should be done on humanitarian grounds and recommended

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Rugby Game at Mount Everest in 2019

England forward Tamara Taylor will join fellow rugby internationals next year in an attempt to set two Guinness World Records by playing the highest game of touch rugby in history at Mount Everest. Taylor, who has 115 caps, will join former internationals, Andy Gomarsall, Shane Williams and Ollie Phillips to take on a monumental challenge in April 2019 for Wooden

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Becoming Mallory

What did John Burns find out about George Mallory in his one man play, Beyond Everest. In 2014 John D Burns wrote and performed a play in the Edinburgh fringe about George Mallory. In becoming Mallory he gained some unique insights into the character of this most enigmatic of men. “When I began researching the play I knew very little

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7 time Everest Summiteer to receive Hillary Medal

Mountain climber and humanitarian Dr. Daniel Mazur will receive the Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. The award will be presented at the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara, Nepal, on December 11 (International Mountain Day) during the Nepal Mountaineering Association’s fifth annual Mountain Festival. Dan Mazur ©

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Fake Mount Everest Climbing Permit

It has been revealed that two mountaineers were taken to the world’s highest peak for an expedition by producing a ‘fake climbing permit’ in the last spring season. According to the Department of Tourism (DoT), renowned Australian climber Ian James Hibbert, 67, and Chinese mountaineer Xu Zhong Zhou, 62, had never obtained the permit from the DoT to be a

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Ed Hillary and George Lowe Passport applications Found

Mountaineer George Lowe applied for his passport only two months before leaving with Edmund Hillary for the Indian expedition that “shaped climbing history”. Archives NZ has been delving into the passport applications of notable New Zealanders and has released those of the two late climbers. Hillary’s application was dated February 16, 1950, and notes that he was 6 feet 1-½

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22 Time Everest Summiteer aims to make it 30

For Kami Rita Sherpa, the 48-year-old Sherpa who has climbed Mount Everest 22 times, every Himalayan expedition comes with a different set of challenges. “Even though you have scaled the peak several times, the risk involved in the next mission is almost like the first one,” said Rita on Monday. He looks forward to climb Mount Everest 30 times before

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Eight-Time Mount Everest Climber Missing

Eight-time Mount Everest climber Pemba Sherpa has gone missing while returning with a team of mountaineers after successfully scaling 7,672 metre-high Saser Kangri peak in the Karakoram range. According to police sources, the seasoned mountaineer from Darjeeling fell into a crevasse on Friday. Mr Pemba’s wife told reporters that the family lost all communications with him since July 13 and

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Adrian Ballinger’s summit Bivouac 9000 watch

You can plan for everything…but Mt. Everest is still Mt. Everest. If there is one takeaway from my eleventh season on the tallest mountain in the world, that is it. A season that seemed to be going perfectly, where the weather, the team’s strength, and my company Alpenglow Expedition’s logistics, came together for a perfect, almost easy summit. That’s when

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