Nepali mountaineer Nirmal Purja breaks record by climbing 14 highest mountains in six months; ex-Gurkha aims to garner attention for Sherpas
Such was the determination of Nepali climber Nirmal Purja to climb the world's 14 highest mountains, that he had them tattooed across his back, complete with swirling clouds and Tibetan prayer flags.
Everest: Conversations with climbers risking their lives in the 'death zone' during one of the deadliest seasons yet
Climbing Everest remains perhaps the greatest challenge a person can attempt. Since tourism has opened the experience, the promise of achievement has proved hard to resist. For some, it’s worth risking everything.
Pushing the boundaries: David Göttler on attempting to scale Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen
At a time when commercial climbing on Mt Everest (8,850m) is setting new highs — and lows — David Göttler, 40, and his climbs over the years present a striking contrast.
Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, has attracted thousands of mountaineers and adventure seekers for decades. On 26 May, three climbers from Haryana — Vikas Rana, Shobha Banwala and Ankush Kasana, claimed to have summited its peak. But the climbers' community have their doubts based on evidence, or the glaring lack of it.
Extracting dead bodies from the Everest mountain ranges is dangerous and expensive. The main point of focus is working together to minimise such deaths and have proper protocol to look after the mountain and climbers.
Priyanka Mohite, a 26-year-old mountaineer from Maharashtra's Satara, became the first woman in India to scale Mt Makalu, the fifth highest mountain in the world at 8,485 metres. Mohite achieved the feat on 15 May this year.
After witnessing 11 deaths on the Everest, one is faced with the fact that with the increasing commercialisation of mountaineering, safety measures and caution are taking a back seat.
Nepal faces uphill task of identifying ‘unrecognisable’ bodies of four mountaineers on Mount Everest, authorities to collect DNA samples
The bodies of four climbers who failed their Everest challenge and left little clue as to their identity have thrown up a new challenge for Nepalese authorities who control the world's tallest peak.
'Traffic-jammed' Everest sees four more deaths as concerns over profits trumping safety measures reach new heights
A traffic jam of climbers in the Everest "death zone" was blamed for two of four new deaths reported Friday, heightening concerns that the drive for profits is trumping safety on the world's highest peak
A 14-member team has been tasked with tidying up Everest, the world's highest dumping ground.
Sediment-filled valleys, like Dehradun, are expected to see more damaging future events, quakes.
Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump after an increasing number of big-spending climbers
Abhay Deol was last seen in Happy Bhag Jayegi opposite Diana Penty last year but the film failed to deliver at the box office.
A team of four Indian Army personnel successfully climbed Mount Everest without using oxygen cylinders, becoming the first team to do so.
A 47-year-old Nepalese Sherpa on Saturday scripted history by becoming the third climber to scale Mount Everest for a record 21 times.
Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, has died on Everest, officials said.
When Cathy O'Dowd answered a newspaper ad in November 1995, little did she know that six months later, she would be standing atop Mt Everest — in the midst of one of its worst disasters
A mountaineer, in the true sense of the word, thrives on the challenges of the unknown. It summarises what Doug Scott has chased all his life, since he started climbing at 13.
Patel, 30, reached the Mount Everest summit on 19 May. He hoisted the tricolour and the Maharashtra police flag.