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...

Mountaineer Sarki Sherpa dies on Everest

Kathmandu, May 23 : Mountaineer Damai Sarki Sherpa died last night during descent after reaching the top of the Mount Everest. The Solukhumbu Police confirmed the death of 36-year-old climber of Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-1 in the district. According to Inspector of Police, Pradyumna Kumar Adhikari, Sherpa, a professional mountain guide was injured after falling from the Khumbu Icefall at the Everest Base Camp-II Monday night. Though he was rescued alive and rushed to the Mountain Medical Center...

RSS scribe Rosha Basnet scale Mt Everest

Kathmandu, May 23 (RSS): The First Women Journalist Everest Expedition Team-2018 comprising journalist from Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS) Rosha Basnet scaled Mt Everest. Liaison Officer Gyanendra Shrestha from the Everest Base Camp informed RSS that the four members of the team climbed Mt Everest at 6:00 this morning. All five team members except Priya Laxmi Karki of News 24 successfully reached the top of the world, he said. Basnet, a permanent resident of Morang district, is with the English...

316 climbers scaled Mt Everest

Kathmandu, May 22: Over 300 mountaineers have reached the highest peak of the World, Mt Everest or Sagarmatha until 9th day of this season. According to liaison officer at the Mt Everest Base Camp Gyanendra Shrestha, 316 have so far successfully climbed the Everest. He added that over 40 climbers reached the peak today itself. Shrestha also shared that few numbers of climbers are left to summit the peak and they are currently in III and IV camp. A...

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,”...

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