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Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks
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Amid continuing pandemic, Nepal expects hundreds of climbers looking to summit highest Himalayan peaks

The spring season, which is popular because of favourable weather, began this month. It extends up to the end of May, when weather deteriorates and climbing becomes dangerous.

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

Pushing the boundaries: David Göttler on attempting to scale Mt Everest without supplementary oxygen
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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.

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.

Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi
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Preparations in full swing ahead of International Yoga Day; Modi to lead celebrations from Ranchi

The 5th International Yoga Day is set to be observed across the world on 21 June. In view of the occasion, preparations were underway on Thursday, with events also being held across India and the world ahead of the official day of celebrations. Reuters

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.

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

Nepal to re-measure Mt Everest amid reports of change in height after 2015 earthquake
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Nepal to re-measure Mt Everest amid reports of change in height after 2015 earthquake

For the first time, Nepal will re-measure the height of the Mt Everest on its own, amid reports that the height of the world's highest peak has changed after the deadly 2015 earthquake in the Himalayan nation.

Indian woman Anshu Jamsenpa tops Everest twice in week, breaks world record
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Indian woman Anshu Jamsenpa tops Everest twice in week, breaks world record

Indian climber, Anshu Jamsenpa on Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season.

Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to summit Mt Everest, on her epic journey
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Cathy O'Dowd, the first South African to summit Mt Everest, on her epic journey

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

Mount Everest moved 3 cm but height not affected by Nepal quakes
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Mount Everest moved 3 cm but height not affected by Nepal quakes

Mt Everest moved three cms during the recent devastating earthquakes in Nepal but contrary to earlier reports the height of world's tallest mountain has not been affected, Chinese official monitoring agency said on Monday.

Farhan Akhtar plans biopic on first female amputee to climb Mt Everest
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Farhan Akhtar plans biopic on first female amputee to climb Mt Everest

Director-actor Farhan Akhtar has offered to give the struggle of Arunima Sinha, the first female amputee to climb Mount Everest, a big screen treatment.

Nepal earthquake shrunk Mount Everest? That's what satellite data analysis suggests
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Nepal earthquake shrunk Mount Everest? That's what satellite data analysis suggests

The devastating earthquake in Nepal may have shrunk the height of Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, by about 2.5 cm, according to analysis of satellite data.

Nepal Earthquake: Indian woman mountaineer killed in Mt. Everest avalanche
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Nepal Earthquake: Indian woman mountaineer killed in Mt. Everest avalanche

Indian mountaineer from Australia Renu Fotedar was killed in an avalanche triggered by the Nepal earthquake during her first attempt to scale Mount Everest.

Avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake sweeps Everest base camp, killing at least 17
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Avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake sweeps Everest base camp, killing at least 17

At least 17 bodies have been recovered at the base camp on Mount Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world's highest peak. Here are some images.

Avalanche on Mt Everest leaves six climbers dead; 9 go missing
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Avalanche on Mt Everest leaves six climbers dead; 9 go missing

Six climbers were killed Friday in an avalanche on Mount Everest, while nine other climbers have gone missing. The 15 climbers were heading towards an Everest Base Camp in Solukhumbu region when the accident took place, Xinhua reported.

What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas
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What Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay did for Nepal's sherpas

Tenzing Norgay set the motion that would change the fortunes of the sherpa community after he scaled Mt Everest with Edmund Hillary.

Two octogenarians compete to become oldest Everest climber
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Two octogenarians compete to become oldest Everest climber

An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier, who missed becoming the oldest man to climb Mount Everest five years ago, is back to make another attempt at the title.

Tourists can now make video calls from Mt Everest base station
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Tourists can now make video calls from Mt Everest base station

Reports confirm that a Chinese company has installed its station at a base camp that is at a height of 5200 metres.

Now, make video calls even from Mt Everest!
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Now, make video calls even from Mt Everest!

Mountaineers attempting to scale the world's highest peak Mount Everest from Tibet will now be able to make video calls with their mobile phones as the largest Chinese mobile company has established its station at a 5,200-meter-high base camp.