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Two Sherpa guides killed on Everest

Two Sherpa guides killed on EverestTwo 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. The two guides — both ethnic Sherpas from the valleys that surround Everest — were working on opposite sides of the mountain, which straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. Experienced guide Damai Sarki Sherpa, 37, fell more than 60 metres into a crevasse on Monday as he was helping a foreign climber to a rescue helicopter on the Nepal side of the mountain.



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Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount Everest

Japanese and Macedonian climbers die on Mount EverestKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Two foreign climbers attempting to scale Mount Everest have died on the world's highest peak, a Nepal mountaineering official said Monday.



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One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at Everest

One-fingered Japanese climber dies on eighth attempt at EverestA celebrated Japanese climber who lost all but one finger to frostbite on Everest has died on his eighth attempt to reach the summit, officials said Monday. Nobukazu Kuriki had fallen ill and was descending when his team lost contact with him. The 35-year-old is the third climber this month to perish on the world’s highest peak.



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Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on Everest

Two Sherpa climbers set new summit records on EverestBy Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) – A Nepali mountaineer climbed Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 22nd time while a female climber made it to the top for the ninth time, each setting a new record on the world’s highest mountain, officials said. Ang Kami Sherpa’s 22nd ascent to the summit created a new record for the most visits to the peak of Everest. The 48-year-old reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit via the Southeast Ridge route, accompanied by 13 other climbers including his clients, Tourism Department official Gyanendra Shrestha said from the base camp.



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Nepal bans solo climbers from Everest

Nepal bans solo climbers from EverestNepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet late Thursday endorsed a revision to the Himalayan nation’s mountaineering regulations, banning solo climbers from its mountains — one of a string of measures being flagged ahead of the 2018 spring climbing season. “The changes have barred solo expeditions, which were allowed before,” Maheshwor Neupane, secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, told AFP.



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Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins

Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest beginsNepal has begun remeasuring Mount Everest to check if the height of the world’s tallest peak was altered by a powerful earthquake that struck the nation in 2015, the government said Friday. The official height of Mount Everest — which lies in the Himalayan range, straddling the border between Nepal and China — is 8,848 metres (29,029 feet), first recorded by an Indian survey in 1954. “Nepal has never measured Everest on its own although the world’s highest peak lies in its territory.



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Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recoveredRescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Kathmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world’s highest mountain and becoming separated from his guide soon afterwards. Rescuers said its recovery was a risky operation.



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Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbersRescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday. A team of Nepali climbers retrieved the bodies of Goutam Ghosh and Paresh Nath from the balcony, an area just below the summit of the 8,848-metre (29,029-foot) mountain. Ghosh’s remains were only located this year by other climbers on the mountain.



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Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse

Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverseA Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed “illegally”, authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world’s highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. “Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain,” read a post on his Facebook page.



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Four climbers found dead on Everest

Four climbers found dead on EverestAuthorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago. The climbers were found at camp four — at 7,950 metres (26,085 feet) — on Tuesday by a rescue team who were there to retrieve the body of a Slovak climber who died on the mountain on Sunday. “Our rescuers found bodies of four climbers in a tent at camp four yesterday.



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