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China's remote glaciers melting at 'shocking' pace

November 11, 2020 5:00 AM

QILIAN MOUNTAINS (Gansu) • Glaciers in China's bleak Qilian mountains are disappearing at a shocking rate as global warming brings unpredictable change and raises the prospect of crippling, long-term water shortages, according to scientists.

After last year's deadly jam on Everest, Nepal delays new safety rules

March 09, 2020 1:55 PM

NEW DELHI (NYTIMES) - The images shocked and angered the world: hundreds of climbers trapped near Mount Everest's summit, hooked to a single safety line on a ridge with a several-thousand-foot drop, their oxygen cylinders emptying until a few people died from exposure.

Nepal rescuers call off search for trekkers after new avalanches

January 21, 2020 7:27 PM

KATHMANDU - Rescuers in Nepal called off efforts on Monday (Jan 20) to find seven people, including four South Korean trekkers, after fresh avalanches hit the Annapurna region where the group went missing last week, an official said.

India brings down dead Himalayas climbers

July 03, 2019 2:39 PM

NEW DELHI (AFP) - Indian rescuers brought down on Wednesday (July 3) the bodies of four out of eight climbers killed in an avalanche almost six weeks ago on the country's second-highest mountain.

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.

India begins 'high-risk' retrieval of dead climbers on Nanda Devi

June 05, 2019 2:31 PM

PITHORAGARH, INDIA (AFP) - An Indian helicopter carrying elite paramilitary mountaineers took off Wednesday (June 5) for a "very high-risk" operation to retrieve five dead climbers and three others believed killed scaling a treacherous Himalayan peak.

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.

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