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Mount Everest

Mount Everest, Sanskrit and Nepali Sagarmatha, Tibetan Chomolungma, Chinese Zhumulangma Feng or Chu-mu-lang-ma Feng, also spelled Qomolangma Feng, mountain on the crest of the Great Himalayas of southern Asia that lies on the border between Nepal and the Tibet Autonomous Region of China.

Reaching an elevation of (29,035) feet (8,850 metres), Mount Everest is the highest mountain in the world. Like other high peaks in the region, Mount Everest has long been revered by local peoples. Its most common Tibetan name, Chomolungma, means “Goddess Mother of the World” or “Goddess of the Valley.”

Mount Everest attracts many climbers, some of them highly experienced mountaineers. There are two main climbing routes, one approaching the summit from the southeast in Nepal (known as the “standard route”) and the other from the north in Tibet.

While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather, and wind, as well as significant hazards from avalanches and the Khumbu Icefall. As of 2019, over 300 people have died on Everest, many of whose bodies remain on the mountain.

Japanese climber dies on eighth Mount Everest climb attempt

TOKYO: A Japanese climber who lost nearly all his fingers on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to summit the mountain. Nobukazu Kuriki, in his mid-thirties, fell ill and was descending on Monday when his team lost contact with him, his team said on Facebook. "Kuriki stopped responding to radio communication and we couldn't see his headlamp when we looked up from the bottom in the dark," the post said. "The team near Camp 2 climbed up his route to search for him and discovered Kuriki who passed away due to low…

Chefs to open seven course pop-up restaurant on Mount Everest

A group of chefs is planning a pop-up restaurant on Mount Everest in a bid to break a world record. The dining experience won’t be at Everest’s peak though it’ll be at base camp. Indian chef Sanjay Thakur and his team will be leading a small trek of 10 diners who will trek over eight days from Lukla in Nepal to Everest Base Camp, where they’ll set up shop in a tent to keep the travelers safe from the wind. First ever highest altitude pop up restaurant where me and chef Soundararajan create extra ordinary…

Ex-army officer becomes 4th Pakistani to scale Mount Everest

ISLAMABAD: Retired army officer, Col Abdul Jabbar Bhatti , has become the fourth Pakistani to scale Mount Everest on Sunday. Pakistani mountaineers Nazir Sabir, Hasan Sadpara and Samina Baig have earlier conquered the world’s highest mountain before Bhatti. Col (retd) Bhatti has already received the Pride of Performance and the Tamgha-e-Basalat medals from the Government of Pakistan. Before attempting to conquer Everest, he successfully scaled the 8,051-metre Broad Peak in 1985, the 8,035-metre Gasherbrum II in 1986…

Three climbers die on Everest, one missing

KATHMANDU: Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp killing 18 two years ago. More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the 8,848 metre (29,030 foot) mountain in the last three days after running into difficulties while attempting to summit, helicopter rescue operators told AFP. The weekend deaths appear to be related to altitude sickness and bring the toll to…