Climber Diki Sherpa honors by Tourism ministry

Kathmandu, June 1:  Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Prasad Adhikari said that Nepal Mountain Academy would be developed as a university for mountaineering education. Addressing a programme organized to honour Mt Everest climber Diki Sherpa in the Capital City on Thursday, Minister Adhikari said that international level curriculum should be developed on mountaineering and the academy should be managed professionally. On the occasion, Minister Adhikari said that this season around 400 mountaineers scaled Mt Everest and...

Mr.Sun summits Mt. Everest twice

Kathmandu,June 01:Mount Everest, a mountain peak that is closest to the sky, is sacred but dangerous, pure and mysterious. Summitting Everest has become a dream for almost all climbers.This hardest road on the planet leads to not only the sky, but fearless and  final destination of soul. Ten years ago, when mountain climbing accidentally crashed into the life of artist Sun Yiquan of Shenyang, China, a real and upward sensibility was integrated into his life, which opened up a new journey in his life. In 2013, it was the...

Photo Exhibition: Glimpses of the Top of the World

Kathmandu, May 30: The Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations in New York and the Consulate General of Nepal in New York organized a photo exhibition entitled. ‘Glimpses of the Top of the World and Its Surroundings’ at the United Nations Headquarters in New York Tuesday. The programme was organized to commemorate the first scaling of Sagarmatha (Mt. Everest) by Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary on 29 May 1953. The exhibition includes 30 photos that highlight...

Managing trash in Everest region is tall order

Kathmandu, May 30:  Managing the trash has become a tall order in the Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) region. The volume of waste has significantly climbed at Camp 2 and Camp 3, above the Base Camp on Mt Everest as the mountaineering expedition teams have failed to abide by the rules. It is found that even climbers who went on mountaineering expedition to Mt Everest in this spring climbing season have not followed the rules and regulation. Both Nepali and foreign mountaineers...

International Sagarmatha (Mt Everest) Day observed

Kathmandu, May 29 : The International Sagarmatha Day main celebrations committee awarded various people and organisations having contributions to the mountaineering sector amidst a programme here today. Nepal Mountaineering Instructor Association was awarded the ‘National Sagarmatha Prize’ carrying a purse of Rs 100,000 while the ‘Tenzing Hillary Award’ carrying a purse of Rs 500,000 each was presented to professional climber Kami Rita Sherpa who holds record for the most ascents to the world’s highest peak. The 48-year-old Sherpa guide...

Everest climbing over, more than 400 atop, Rs 361 million revenue

Kathmandu,May 27: The government has raised the royalty of Rs 361 million from those climbing the world’s highest peak, Mt Everest this season. The climbing season gaining pace from this mid May lasted till now. In this short period of Spring, more than 400 people climbed the Mt Everest. Compared to the last year, the human loss is less this time. The Tourism Department had given permission for climbing 28 peaks this year. Most of the royalty was generated...

Everest’s Hillary Step now a ‘slope’: Climbers

Kathmandu, May 24 : Mount Everest’s Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop just below the summit — is now a slope, say climbers who recently returned from the mountain. The condition of the rock face named after Everest’s first summiteer Edmund Hillary has been the subject of intense speculation since climbers last year declared it had gone. Others disagreed saying fresh snowfall had caused the confusion. Mountaineers returning from the summit this month have unanimously said that what was...

Mount Everest records 5 deaths of climbers, Sherpa guides this spring season

Kathmandu, May 23 : At least five climbers and high-altitude Sherpa guides have lost their lives in the world’s highest peak Mount Everest this spring season, authorities confirmed. With the onset of expedition after eight rope-fixing team opened the climbing route on May 13 this year, two foreign climbers and three Sherpa guides have lost their lives. “This week, the Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki died in Camp II while the Macedonian climber Gjeorgi Petkov lost his life above Camp...

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