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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…

Indian woman tops Everest twice in week, breaks record

KATHMANDU: An Indian climber Sunday reached the summit of Mount Everest for the second time in less than a week, her expedition team said, setting a women's record for a double ascent of the world's highest mountain in a single season. Anshu Jamsenpa, 37, returned from the 8,848-metre (29,028-feet) peak on May 16, before turning around after a short rest to repeat the feat. "Anshu reached the summit of Everest at 8:00 am (0215 GMT) today for the second time this season, setting a new record," said Dawa Lama of Dream…

A couple takes to Mount Everest to make wedding special

To what extent one could go to make their wedding day special and memorial for long time, this could be gauged by a story of a couple from California who took their love to new heights by getting married at summit of Mount Everest. James Sissom, 35, and Ashley Schmieder, 32 spent a year planning the trip and had to bear below freezing temperatures and a three week trek to make their way to the location. They exchanged vows at 17,000 feet above sea level. “After much deliberation, we decided a traditional wedding…

Nepali climber, 85, is second to die on Everest in a week

KATHMANDU: An 85-year-old Nepali man attempting to become the oldest to climb Mount Everest died at the base camp on Saturday, a hiking official said, the second climber to die in a week while preparing to climb the world's highest mountain. Min Bahadur Sherchan was on way to the 8,850-metre (29,035 feet) Everest Summit to claim the oldest climber’s record now held by 80-year-old Yuichiro Miura of Japan who climbed in 2013. "Sherchan died of apparent heart attack," said Ang Tshering Sherpa, chief of the Nepal…

Scientists to re-measure Mount Everest height

KATHMANDU: Experts believe that the height of world’s tallest mountain ‘Mount Everest’ may have shrunk after deadly Nepal earthquake in 2015 and now the scientists will take the tape measure to determine whether a massive quake really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak. India's top surveyor said couple of days ago that a team of scientists would be sent to neighbouring Nepal to measure Everest in the hope of putting to rest a debate about the true height of the towering mountain. A deadly 7.8-magnitude…