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  • Japanese man attempting solo climb found dead on Everest

    Kathmandu,May 21 :  A Japanese man has been found dead on Everest this morning officials said as the mountaineering season nears its end in the Himalayas. Thirty-six-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki, who was attempting to climb the 8,848m peak solo without oxygen, is the third to die on the mountain this climbing season. “The climber was found dead in his tent on Camp III (7,200m),” said Tikaram Gurung, Managing Director at Bochi Bochi Treks, the organiser of his expedition. Department of Tourism spokesperson...

    Langtang marathon attracting tourists

    Kathmandu, May 19:  Nepal Army’s Khagendra Bhat has won the third edition of the International Langtang Marathon in the men’s category. NA’s Bhat completed the marathon in 3 hrs 49 minutes 27 seconds. Bharat Khatri and Subash Karki, also of NA came second and third respectively. In the women’s category, Nirkala Gurung Rai of Solukhumbu came first with a timing of 4 hrs 57 mins 13 secs. Purnima Rai, also from Solu and Sarita Basi of Army Academy Kharipati...

    Sherpa guide missing on Everest, presumed dead

    Kathmandu, May 18: A sherpa guide who went missing four days ago on Everest is presumed dead, Nepali officials said Thursday, the first feared fatality of the climbing season on the world’s highest mountain. Lama Babu Sherpa reached the summit with a team of climbers and other guides on Monday, but became separated from the group as they descended and has not been seen since. A government official at Everest base camp confirmed that Lama was presumed dead. “Climbers...

    Russian climber dies just below the summit of Lhotse

    Kathmandu, May 18: A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world’s fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday. Rustem Amirov was alone on the 8,516 metre (27,940 feet) mountain, which neighbours Mount Everest, when he died of altitude related complications on Thursday. “He was climbing solo without any guides with him. The body has not been brought down to the base camp yet,”...

    16-year-old Shivangi Pathak becomes youngest woman to scale Mount Everest

    KATHMANDU: A 16-year-old girl from Haryana has registered her name as the youngest woman to scale the world highest peak.According to Seven Summit Treks, Pathak became India’s youngest woman to climb Mt Everest from Nepal side as she along with climbing guides – Dawa Sherpa, Nima Norbu Sherpa and Furba Dorchi Sherpa scaled the mountain. Born in Hisar of Haryana in north-western India, Shivangi Pathak climbed Mount Everest exploring a message that women could overcome every obstacle to achieve...

    Woman climber Lhakpa Sherpa breaks her own record…..

    Kathmandu,May 16: A Nepali woman climber today broke her own world record by scaling Mt Everest for the ninth time. Lhakpa Sherpa (44) stood atop the summit of world’s highest mountain for the ninth time from the North Col (Tibetan side) as a handful of climbers got a fair window to make their final summit pushes this morning, according to expedition organisers. Mingma Gelu Sherpa, Managing Director at Seven Summit Adventure told THT from the base camp that Lhakpa along with...

    Kami Rita Sherpa sets world record for most ascent of Mt Everest

    Kathmandu, May 16 : Kami Rita Sherpa today successfully scaled Sagarmatha (Mount Everest) 22nd times setting a world record for most ascents of Everest (male). He reached atop the world’s highest peak (8848 meters) at 8:30 am. More than 60 mountaineers including Sherpa successfully climbed Mt Everest so far since the beginning of spring climbing season this year, said contact officer at the base camp Gyanendra Shrestha.

    Mountaineering guide dies

      Salleri (Solukhumbu), May 15 (RSS): A guide for mountaineers was killed in course of scaling the Makalu Mountain today. Mountaineering guide Ang Dawa Sherpa of Solududhkunda-8 Kerung was killed in course of climbing the mountain due to high altitude sickness, said district police office information officer Pradyumna Adhikari. He died at around 2:00 am today. He was serving as a guide for a Chinese mountaineering group. The body has been brought to Kathmandu for post-mortem.

    40 climbers conquer Mt Everest in a single day

    Kathmandu, May 14: A total of 40 climbers have scaled Mt Everest or Sagarmatha on Monday. Liaison Officer of Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Gyanendra Shrestha told RSS from Mt Everest Base Camp that 40 climbers including foreigners climbed Mt Everest on the second day of this expedition season. “As per the information received by us, 40 climbers have confirmed to have reached atop Mt Everest. Some more climbers are learned to have reached the peak but...

    Australian mountaineer sets world record to climb Seven Summits

    Kathmandu, May 14 Mountaineer and adventurer Steve Plain has summited the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, on Monday morning. With this, he has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents, in 117 days 6 hours and 50 minutes, the shortest time ever for the task. He has broken the previous record of 126 days held by Colin O’Brady as the climber to reach tops of Seven Summits in the shortest duration. He summited...

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