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.
Nine climbers die as avalanche hits Nepal's Mount Gurja peak; mountaineer Kim Chang-ho among those killed
At least nine climbers including five South Korean nationals have been killed in an avalanche which devastated their camp on Nepal's Mount Gurja, the expedition organiser said Saturday.
The Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest — is still intact, Nepali climbers said on Wednesday, rejecting a widely reported claim by a British mountaineer that it had collapsed.
Hopes of finding the missing Indian climber on Everest have dimmed as the crucial 24-hour mark since his disappearance has passed, an official said.
Nearly 300 people have died on Mount Everest in the century or so since climbers have been trying to reach its summit. At least 100 of them are still on the mountain, perhaps 200.