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  • Nepal mountaineering officials deny Mount Everest boycott plans

    Nepal mountaineering officials deny Mount Everest boycott plans

    Nepalese mountaineering officials on Wednesday denied that sherpa guides on Mount Everest plan to abandon this year's climbing season out of respect for 16 colleagues killed in an avalanche last week.

  • Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas after Everest disaster

    Nepal moves to ease tension among Sherpas after Everest disaster

    Nepal's government decided on Wednesday to send a delegation of officials to the base camp of Mount Everest to cool anger among Sherpas over its response to last week's deadly ice avalanche in which at least 13 guides were killed.

  • Everest on hold as Sherpas call for fairer pay

    Everest on hold as Sherpas call for fairer pay

    Over the years, as Mount Everest attracted larger crowds of amateur climbers from the West, the Sherpas adjusted: To a slower ascent, to traffic jams, to bulging loads of gear.

  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it was impossible to pass.

  • Nepalese government to set up relief fund for Sherpas

    Nepalese government to set up relief fund for Sherpas

    The government of Nepal has agreed to create a relief fund for Sherpa mountain climbers who are injured or killed in accidents and to make other concessions to the Sherpas, according to an official at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviati...

  • As Nepali sherpa families cremate Everest avalanche victims, anger grows

    As Nepali sherpa families cremate Everest avalanche victims, anger grows

    Nepali families cremated eight Mount Everest sherpas on Monday as anger grew over how much compensation should be paid to victims of the single deadliest avalanche on the world's highest mountain.

  • After Everest disaster, Sherpas contemplate strike

    After Everest disaster, Sherpas contemplate strike

    The 22 Sherpas who set out together toward Mount Everest's Camp 2 on Friday morning were "full of joy and excitement," but Kaji Sherpa was apprehensive: They were crossing a notoriously dangerous ice field, and they were moving too slowly.

  • Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown

    Search ends for missing on Everest, some Sherpas call for shutdown

    Rescuers have given up searching for three sherpa guides missing two days after the deadliest ever accident on Nepal's Mount Everest killed at least 13 and shocked the mountaineering world.

  • Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

    The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

  • Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest: official

    Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest: official

    Nepal Sunday called off the search for local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest killed 13 colleagues, as climbers recalled the terrifying moments when the avalanche hit.

  • Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

    Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

    Bad weather suspended searches Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese Sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world's highest peak.

  • 1 kg gold seized at India-Nepal border

    1 kg gold seized at India-Nepal border

    Security forces today seized one kg gold being smuggled from Nepal and arrested one person from Bihar's East Champaran district.

  • Everest avalanche leaves climbers, guides in doubt over plans

    Everest avalanche leaves climbers, guides in doubt over plans

    An Australian mountaineer who narrowly escaped the deadliest accident ever on Mount Everest said on Saturday some local guides and climbers were questioning whether to scrap their summit plans after 13 Nepalese were killed in an avalanche.

  • 13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche

    13th body pulled from snow in Mount Everest avalanche

    Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

  • Four Indians arrested in foreign currency racket in Nepal

    Four Indians arrested in foreign currency racket in Nepal

    Four Indians were today arrested at an airport in western Nepal for illegally carrying foreign currencies worth Rs 1.52 crore.

  • 'It came out of nowhere, flying right at us,' recounts Everest avalanche survivor

    'It came out of nowhere, flying right at us,' recounts Everest avalanche survivor

    A young Nepalese guide who survived the deadliest mountaineering accident ever on Mount Everest recalled Friday being "trapped" after the avalanche came crashing down the icy slopes, killing at least 12 of his companions.

  • At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

    At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

    At least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in Thursday's attack on a UN base in South Sudan sheltering thousands of displaced civilians, a UN official said.

  • Friday's Everest accident most deadly in mountain's history: 10 developments

    Friday's Everest accident most deadly in mountain's history: 10 developments

    At least twelve Nepalese climbing guides have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early Friday , in the worst accident to hit the world's highest peak.

  • Six killed in Everest avalanche: mountaineering official

    Six killed in Everest avalanche: mountaineering official

    At least six climbers have been killed after an avalanche struck Mount Everest early on Friday, with all of the dead believed to be Nepalese sherpas working on the peak ahead of the start of the climbing season, officials said on Monday.

  • Avalanche sweeps Everest; 4-5 believed buried

    Avalanche sweeps Everest; 4-5 believed buried

    Officials say about five climbers are feared missing after an avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest and hit a route used to assent the world's highest peak.

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