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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At a half-century-old Sanskrit college, there is a will, but there is no money

Credit to Author: hniitsu| Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2019 05:03:23 +0000

Balmiki Campus library

For the past 22 years, Ganesh Ghimire has been part of the Balmiki Campus—first as a student, then a faculty member, and now as campus chief.

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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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Everest ‘traffic jam’ survivor calls for tougher rules

Credit to Author: eestopace| Date: Mon, 27 May 2019 10:58:10 +0000

Everest 'traffic jam' survivor calls for tougher rules

Ameesha Chauhan, a survivor of the Everest “traffic jam,” said climbers without basic skills should be barred from climbing the highest peak.

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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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Nepal’s only library for visually impaired has no visitors

Credit to Author: cmiranda| Date: Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:45:09 +0000

Nepal's only library for visually impaired has no visitors

The floor of the National Braille Library for the Blind is filled with books. Big, thick volumes of books in Braille are littered all over while steel racks are carelessly stacked with more.

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