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Everest shut down after Nepal suspends permits over coronavirus

March 13, 2020 1:29 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Nepal on Friday (March 13) suspended permits to climb Everest over the coronavirus pandemic, closing off the world's biggest mountain a day after China halted access from its side.

Nepal waits for relatives to claim bodies brought down from Mount Everest

June 07, 2019 2:41 AM

KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - Nepal on Thursday (June 6) urged friends and families of four climbers whose bodies were brought down from Mount Everest to come forward and identify them, as the deadliest climbing season since 2015 came to an end.

Everest logjam fails to thwart climber's record 14-peak bid

May 29, 2019 1:02 AM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Former Gurkha soldier Nirmal Purja remains on target to conquer the world's 14 highest mountains in a record-breaking seven months despite death-defying queues on the biggest peak of them all.

American climber dies on descent from summit of Mount Everest

May 28, 2019 1:18 AM

KATHMANDU (REUTERS) - An American climber died on the descent from the summit of Mount Everest on Monday (May 27), a Nepalese official said, taking the number of dead or missing mountaineers on the world's highest mountain to nine on the Nepali side during the current climbing season.

Deaths of British, Irish climbers add to Everest toll

May 25, 2019 4:42 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - The deaths of an Irish and a British climber on Mount Everest took the toll from a deadly week on the world's highest peak to 10, expedition organisers and officials said on Saturday (May 25).

Mount Everest has gotten so crowded that climbers are perishing in the traffic jams

May 25, 2019 11:47 AM

KATHMANDU (WASHINGTON POST) - Anjali Kulkarni, an Indian mountain climber, trained for six years to make it to the top of Mount Everest, the highest mountain peak in the world. She finally fulfilled her longtime goal when she reached the summit this week. But it was the descent that killed her.

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