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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.

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

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.

Three die descending Mount Everest

May 25, 2019 5:00 AM

KATHMANDU • Three Indian climbers, two of them women, died of exhaustion while descending Mount Everest, Nepali officials said yesterday, taking to 15 the total of mountaineers killed or missing in this year's climbing season.

Three more deaths on overcrowded Mount Everest

May 24, 2019 3:07 PM

KATHMANDU (AFP) - Three more climbers have died on Everest, expedition organisers and officials said Friday (May 24), taking the toll from a deadly week on the overcrowded world's highest peak to seven.

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