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'Bigger than winning World Cup': Nepali climber on first winter ascent of K2

'Bigger than winning World Cup': Nepali climber on first winter ascent of K2

A team of Nepali climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, arrived back in the country to a heroes' welcome on Tuesday from crowds of well-wishers.

Body of American mountaineer found near K2 in northern Pakistan

Body of American mountaineer found near K2 in northern Pakistan

Pakistan's military located the body of American mountaineer Alex Goldfarb-Rumyantzev on Monday in the Karakoram mountains in northern Pakistan, the second death of a foreign climber in the area in less than a week.

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

Nepal team claim first winter ascent of Pakistan's K2

A team of Nepali climbers made history on Saturday after becoming the first to summit Pakistan's K2 in winter, on the same afternoon a Spanish mountaineer fell and died lower down the perilous peak

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan rescue teams spot French woman climber, no communication with Polish man

Pakistan military helicopters circling the treacherous "Killer Mountain" were on Saturday able to spot a French woman climber who left behind her injured Polish partner to seek help, a senior official said, but neither was able to be rescued.

S Africa minister vows to fight smear attempt

S Africa minister vows to fight smear attempt

South Africa’s finance minister said yesterday that he would take legal action to protect himself from what he called attempts to discredit him and the integrity of the Treasury.