Deaths on Mount Everest: ‘I saw my wife struggle for oxygen as her supply got over’

Kathmandu,June 04 : Sharad recounts how the Sherpa had to drag him away from his wife’s lifeless body near the South Summit of the Everest. His eyes glinting with tears, 58-year-old Sharad Kulkarni says he does not know if he wants to continue with his goal of scaling the seven great peaks of the world that he had planned with his wife Anjali. Anjali Kulkarni, a mountaineer, was one of the three Indians who died scaling the Mount Everest....

Two helicopters of Indian Air Force to launch an aerial search for missing climbers

NANDA DEVI, JUNE 03 : Choppers have been deployed to join the search for eight climbers missing on Nanda Devi, India’s second highest mountain and the world’s 23rd highest mountain. The government has deployed two helicopters of  Indian Air Force to launch an aerial search for the climbers. The missing group includes four people from the UK, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian. The climbers were led by a British mountain guide Martin Moran following John McLaren, Rupert...

Death Body of Everest climber Kalpana Das reaches home

Kathmandu,June 9 : The body of Odisha’s first Everest climber, Kalpana Das has reached Bhubaneswar from New Delhi on Sunday. Das, 53, passed away while descending from the Himalayan summit on May 23 at a height of around 8,600 feet. She climbed Mt Everest at 12:30 pm on May 23. Her body was sent to Delhi from Kathmandu and then flown to the Biju Patnaik International Airport of Odisha. The state government had made arrangements for the body to...

Govt considering measures to control ‘traffic jam’ on Everest

Kathmandu,May 31 : Government is considering two options to limit the number of “weak climbers” attempting to scale Everest following the deaths of nine mountaineers in the world’s highest peak this climbing season. Tourism Secretary Mohan Krishna Sapkota said that the government was weighing two choices to ease traffic on the Everest following a wave of global criticism: conducting a medical check-up of the climbers at Everest base camp before allowing them to make the summit push, and making...

Everest Day 2019 Held In Kathmandu

Kathmandu,May 29 : Amid a function in Kathmadu, the governmeent celebrated Everest Day 2019. Saraf Hillary, daugther of Edmund Hillary, and Minister of Communication and Information Technlogy Gokul Prasad Baskota attended the progam held before the statue of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa at Kathmandu . Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon is an international high altitude adventure sports event held from Mt Everest Base Camp, crisscrossing the high sherpa trails of Khumbu valley, according to the Marathon’s official website. Today...

Himalayan Int’l Conference At Hotel Yak & Yeti

Kathmandu,May 29 : An international conference on Himalayan tourism cooperation is taking place for the first time in Nepal on May 29. To be organized by the International Himalayan Tourism Cooperation in collaboration with the Nepal Tourism Board and Nepal Association of Tours &Travel Agents (NATTA), more than 150 representatives from various organizations working in mountain sector of various 10 countries will participate, said NATTA President CN Pandey. The venue for the conference is Hotel Yak & Yeti. “The...

Veteran climbers ask Nepal to ban novices

Kathmandu,May 29 : Climbing legends have urged the government to limit the number of Everest climbers in each climbing season to avoid untoward incidents on the world’s highest peak. Mount Everest witnessed at least 11 deaths, most of them on the descent, while the government issued a record 381 Everest climbing permits to expedition members this season. Over 700 persons, including climbing Sherpas, attempted to climb the mountain after they found a short weather window in the third week...

Celebrating Everest Day today

Kathmandu,May 29 : As Nepal is celebrating Everest Day today as a big day for the world’s mountaineering community, there are growing concerns over deaths rise in Mount Everest. May 29 is marked as Mt Everest Day every year in memory of the first summit of the world’s highest peak on this day in 1953. New Zealand mountaineer Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa made successful ascend of the Everest on May 29, 1953. According to a news...

Mount Everest Clean Up Campaign Concluded

Kathmandu,May 28 : Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokharel inspected the concluding program of Mount Everest Clean Campaign 2076. Organized in collaboration with different ministries provincial government, local level, NGOs and INGOs, Nepal Army has collected 10,000 kg of waste. Out of them 4000 kg has already brought to Kathmandu and Nepal Army is planning to bring remaining 6000 kg of wastes from Everest. Addressing the program, DPM Pokharel said that Nepal Army has been working to...

The first couple at the top of Mt.Everest in this spring session

A Sherpa couple stood atop the world’s highest mountain earlier this week. They are the first couple to climb Mt.Everest in this spring session. The Himalayan Times Reports that Pemba Dorje Sherpa along with his wife Kanchhi Maya Tamang successfully scaled the world’s highest mountain together for the third time, Gyanendra Shrestha, a liaison officer at the Everest base camp, confirmed. The couple made it to the summit point at 8:00 am on May 22 this season, Shrestha said....

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