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Malaysian climber has 'miracle' rescue on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

Malaysian climber has 'miracle' rescue on Nepal's Mt Annapurna

A Malaysian climber stranded in the open for two nights on one of the world's most treacherous mountains was rescued in Nepal Thursday, expedition organisers said.

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal to send team to clean Mount Everest

Nepal will send a dedicated team to Mount Everest this climbing season to collect garbage and retrieve bodies littering the world's highest peak, officials said Thursday.

Snowstorm kills at least eight climbers on Nepal peak: officials

Snowstorm kills at least eight climbers on Nepal peak: officials

At least eight climbers from a South Korean expedition have died on Nepal's Mount Gurja after their camp was devastated by a violent snowstorm, officials said Saturday.

Two Sherpa guides killed on Everest

Two Sherpa guides killed on Everest

Two Sherpa guides working on Everest were confirmed dead Tuesday, bringing the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring climbing season to five.

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

Female Sherpa from Nepal scales new heights

When Dawa Yangzum Sherpa first set her sights on being a mountain guide, she was told it was no job for a girl. Now she has proved her doubters wrong, becoming Nepal's first woman ...

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday.

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

Russian base jumper dies in Nepal's Everest region

A Russian extreme sportsman famed for his record-breaking free-falling stunts has died in a base jumping accident in the Himalayas, expedition organisers in Nepal said Sunday.

Hundreds of climbers reach Everest peak in May

Hundreds of climbers reach Everest peak in May

Nearly 450 climbers reached the summit of Mount Everest from the Nepal side in May, officials said Monday, but poor weather and inexperience prevented many others from reaching the top this season.

S African Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal

S African Everest permit dodger arrested in Nepal

A South African who attempted to climb Mount Everest without permission has been arrested in Nepal where he faces a $22,000 fine -- double the cost of the permit he was trying to avoid.

Six Indian climbers make first Everest summit of season

Six Indian climbers make first Everest summit of season

Six Indian climbers reached the top of Mount Everest on Saturday, the first group to summit the world's highest peak this season.

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

85-year-old dies on Everest during world record bid

An 85-year-old ex-Gurkha who was attempting to reclaim his title as the world's oldest person to summit Mount Everest died at base camp on Saturday.

Nepal's mountaineers pay tribute to Swiss climber

Nepal's mountaineers pay tribute to Swiss climber

The mountaineering community in Nepal paid tribute on Monday to Ueli Steck, the Swiss climber who died on Everest, describing him as an accomplished climber and a friend of the country.