Experience, training, insurance could be required on Everest

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2019 03:25:12 +0000

Experience, training, insurance could be required on Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal – A Nepal government committee formed after a bad mountaineering season on Mount Everest has recommended requiring climbers to have scaled tall peaks, undergone proper training, and possess certificates of good health and insurance that would cover rescue costs if required. A report by the committee released Wednesday says people must have successfully […]

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Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit

Credit to Author: kadraneda| Date: Wed, 29 May 2019 14:08:53 +0000

Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit

As the return of cloud and frozen hurricane-force winds seal off Mount Everest for another year, questions are being asked about how to police the world’s highest peak after the deadliest climbing season in years.

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Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 28 May 2019 11:03:07 +0000

Deaths rise as Nepal issues more permits for Mount Everest

NAMCHE, Nepal – Nepal’s reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.

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Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 22:35:54 +0000

Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday.

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Everest braces for record year amid overcrowding fears

Credit to Author: cbibe| Date: Sat, 11 May 2019 03:03:27 +0000

Everest braces for record year amid overcrowding fears

Mount Everest is bustling as mountaineers brace for potentially the busiest year yet on the world’s highest peak, prompting concerns about overcrowding and safety.

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LOOK: Baro’t saya-clad mountaineer raises PH flag at Everest base camp

Credit to Author: vgarcia| Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2019 12:14:08 +0000

LOOK: Baro’t saya-clad mountaineer raises PH flag at Everest base camp

Representing the country in a 10-day thrilling hike to Everest, a Filipina mountaineer took pride as she raised the Philippine flag in a red baro’t saya at the mountain’s base camp. Baro’t saya is the national costume of the Philippines, commonly known as Filipiniana dress. Amaryllis Bianca Lawas, an adventurer from Malate, Manila, shared her […]

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Nepal ready for more Everest climbers after China set limits

Credit to Author: ggaviola| Date: Tue, 26 Feb 2019 09:30:04 +0000

Nepal ready for more Everest climbers after China set limits

KATHMANDU, Nepal — Nepal is expecting more climbers to try to scale Mount Everest in coming weeks after China said it would limit attempts from the northern side.

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World’s ‘highest’ emergency room fights to save lives on Mount Everest

As word came over the radio that a Sherpa had been struck on the head by a falling rock high on Everest, the three doctors at base camp jumped into action, fully aware that saving him would be a life-or-death race against the unpredictable mountain.

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