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Eminent Indian conservationist and mountaineer Harshwanti Bisht has been selected for this year's prestigious Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal for her environmental and community work in the Gangotri Himalaya area.
Idaho It almost sounds like a set up to a joke: What do you call a guy with one foot, missing fingers and a bad back who's climbing Everest?...Charlie Linville of Boise, who leaves for Everest base camp this month. Linville was serving in Afghanistan
Nepal Mount Everest climbing season began this week with new rules that require climbers to bring down their personal garbage, and more security officials at the mountain's base camp to help climbers. Tourism Ministry official Maddhu Sudan Burlakoti
A star-studded Hollywood cast has started filming the movie of the 1996 Mt Everest tragedy where New Zealand climbers Rob Hall and Andy Harris died. Everest will feature Hollywood stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, and Sam Worthington, but the
Updated 5 Photos Save to mystar Share on Facebook The pathway to the world's highest peak isn't just treacherous, it is also smelly and littered: there are oxygen bottles, broken tents and food containers...In all, climbers have dumped more than 50
Litterbugs are no longer welcome on the roof of the world. As Nepal welcomes this year's trekking season on Mount Everest, it is introducing new rules and oversight this week in hopes of taking more control over the world's tallest mountain.
In a bid to clean Mt. Everest of waste accumulated over decades of climbing, the Nepal government has introduced a new provision -- effective the coming spring season -- according to which every climber will have to bring down at least eight kg of
49pm Wingsuit jumper Joby Ogwyn wears a prototype wingsuit and carries a deployed parachute from an airplane after taking a practice jump as he prepares to attempt the first wingsuit jump off the summit of Mount Everest in May. Photo: Reuters Joby
The western point of Savai'i, Samoa's largest island, was the last place in the world to see the sun set, hence the country's slogan; "We're so relaxed, it's yesterday."...Last year Samoa headed back to the future, skipping over to the other side of
Italy's king of the 8,000 metre peaks, climbing legend Reinhold Messner, will be feted by his five mountain museums on his 70th birthday on September 17, organisers said Friday. Each museum, from Brunico to Castel Firmiano, will devote a show to a