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Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94
Arts & Culture

Jan Morris, author, journalist and a pioneer of the transgender movement, dies at 94

Morris was a prolific and accomplished author and journalist who wrote dozens of books in a variety of genres and was a first-hand witness to history.

Faking Everest: False summit claims rise, as climbers exploit system's loopholes to win unearned acclaim
Lifestyle

Faking Everest: False summit claims rise, as climbers exploit system's loopholes to win unearned acclaim

Over the last few years, climbing in Nepal has been rocked by false Everest summit claims made by Indians. Since 2016, there have been at least seven cases that have been reported, even as murmurs of other suspect summits continue to do the rounds.

Among first Indians to summit Mount Everest, Sonam Wangyal recounts fabled 1965 expedition on its anniversary
India

Among first Indians to summit Mount Everest, Sonam Wangyal recounts fabled 1965 expedition on its anniversary

Sonam Wangyal was 12 when Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary made the first successful climb to the summit of Mount Everest. Twelve years later, he would be among the nine Indians to perform the same feat.

Google Doodle celebrates the 80th birthday of Junko Tabei, the first woman to scale Mount Everest
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Google Doodle celebrates the 80th birthday of Junko Tabei, the first woman to scale Mount Everest

Junko Tabei is credited with starting the first woman-only mountaineering club called Ladies Climbing Club.

Everest: Conversations with climbers risking their lives in the 'death zone' during one of the deadliest seasons yet
World

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.

Kashmir girl lauded for climbing Everest now at centre of row over 'doctored' photo atop summit
India

Kashmir girl lauded for climbing Everest now at centre of row over 'doctored' photo atop summit

Nahida Manzoor, a resident of Zewan in Srinagar, was part of an 11-member expedition to Mount Everest led by Gurinder Singh.

Atop Mt Everest or not? Climbers challenge Haryana trio's claim of scaling world's highest peak
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Atop Mt Everest or not? Climbers challenge Haryana trio's claim of scaling world's highest peak

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.

Mt Everest tragedy: As 11 climbers die in six days, problem of mortal remains on mountain looms
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Mt Everest tragedy: As 11 climbers die in six days, problem of mortal remains on mountain looms

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.

How Priyanka Mohite made history as the first Indian woman to scale 8,000-metre-high Mt Makalu
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How Priyanka Mohite made history as the first Indian woman to scale 8,000-metre-high Mt Makalu

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.

Mt Everest tragedy is proof that boom in climbing tourism is both dangerous and unsustainable
World

Mt Everest tragedy is proof that boom in climbing tourism is both dangerous and unsustainable

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.

Mount Everest deaths: Nepal govt says 'traffic jam' not sole reason, claims factors like sickness of climbers also responsible
India

Mount Everest deaths: Nepal govt says 'traffic jam' not sole reason, claims factors like sickness of climbers also responsible

The large number of deaths of climbers on the Mount Everest this season is not solely due to the 'traffic jam' on the world's highest peak, the Nepal government claimed, citing factors like high altitude sickness, other health reasons and adverse weather.

Nepal faces uphill task of identifying ‘unrecognisable’ bodies of four mountaineers on Mount Everest, authorities to collect DNA samples
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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.

Indian survivor of Mount Everest 'traffic jam' calls for tougher rules, says climbers without basic skills must be barred
India

Indian survivor of Mount Everest 'traffic jam' calls for tougher rules, says climbers without basic skills must be barred

Ten people have died in little more than two weeks after poor weather cut the climbing window, leaving mountaineers waiting in long queues to the summit, risking exhaustion and running out of oxygen.

Global warming affects Mt Everest, exposes 10 tonnes of garbage and human remains
science

Global warming affects Mt Everest, exposes 10 tonnes of garbage and human remains

Many people who climb the mountain pay very little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Gridlock on Mount Everest: Overcrowding, greed and lack of facilities mean charging up highest peak more dangerous than ever
India

Gridlock on Mount Everest: Overcrowding, greed and lack of facilities mean charging up highest peak more dangerous than ever

A traffic jam on Mount Everest is unbelievable and yet the route to the summit looks like a queue for a bus, snaking down the final ridge

'Traffic-jammed' Everest sees four more deaths as concerns over profits trumping safety measures reach new heights
World

'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

Nepal govt-appointed climbers to conduct country's first expedition to measure Mount Everest’s height
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Nepal govt-appointed climbers to conduct country's first expedition to measure Mount Everest’s height

Nepal is sending a team of government-appointed climbers up Mount Everest to remeasure its height, officials said

Jackie Chan, Wu Jing to star in Chinese action adventure Climbers; film to release in 2020
Entertainment

Jackie Chan, Wu Jing to star in Chinese action adventure Climbers; film to release in 2020

The Jackie Chan-Wu Jing starrer is about the first Chinese mountaineers to summit the world's highest peak

Bodies of missing Italian, British climbers spotted on Nanga Parbat; closed Pakistan airspace delayed search operations
World

Bodies of missing Italian, British climbers spotted on Nanga Parbat; closed Pakistan airspace delayed search operations

The bodies of two mountaineers from the UK and Italy were found in northern Pakistan, nearly two weeks after the duo went missing while trying to climb Nanga Parbat

Alia Bhatt reportedly replaces Kangana Ranaut in biopic on Arunima Sinha, first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest
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Alia Bhatt reportedly replaces Kangana Ranaut in biopic on Arunima Sinha, first woman amputee to climb Mount Everest

Arunima Sinha's biopic, possibly starring Alia Bhatt, will be based on the book Born Again on the Mountain: A Story of Losing Everything and Finding it Back.