Posts Tagged ‘everest’

Bad Dream Stopped Everest Guide From Climbing Peak Record 26th Time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A record-holding Sherpa climber halted his attempt to scale Mount Everest for a 26th time because of a bad dream but plans to try again next year. Kami Rita already reached the summit of the world’s highest mountain for a record 25th time earlier this month but stopped his most recent […]

Mount Everest Guide Says At Least 100 People COVID-Positive At Base Camp

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An expert climbing guide said Saturday that a coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at least 100 climbers and support staff, giving the first comprehensive estimate amid official Nepalese denials of a COVID-19 cluster on the world’s highest peak. Lukas Furtenbach of Austria, who last week became the only prominent […]

Exhaustion Kills Two Everest Climbers, an American and a Swiss

KATHMANDU—A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, hiking company officials said on Thursday, the first fatalities on the world’s highest peak this season. Abdul Waraich, 41, of Switzerland and American Puwei Liu, 55, died of exhaustion while descending the slopes of the 8,848.86 meter (29,031.69-foot) mountain on Wednesday, said Thaneshwar Guragai, […]

Swiss and American climbers die on Mount Everest in year’s first fatalities

A Swiss and an American climber have died on Mount Everest, in the first known fatalities of the year. Abdul Waraich, 41, from Switzerland, reached the peak of the world’s highest mountain before suffering from exhaustion, expedition organisers said. “Abdul successfully reached the summit but began experiencing issues during his descent,” said Chhang Dawa, from […]

China to create ‘line of separation’ at Everest summit over Covid fears

China will set up “a line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent the mingling of climbers from Covid-hit Nepal and those ascending from the Tibetan side as a precautionary measure, Chinese state media reported on Sunday. Everest base camp on the Nepalese side has been hit by coronavirus cases since late […]

China to set up ‘line of separation’ at summit of Mount Everest to protect its climbers amid Covid-19 spike in Nepal

Covid-19 curbs have reached the top of the world, with China saying it will create “a line of separation” at the summit of Mount Everest to prevent contact between Chinese climbers and those ascending from coronavirus-hit Nepal. Located at an altitude of 8,849 meters (29,032 ft), the summit of the world’s tallest mountain is a […]

Sherpa Guide Kami Rita Scales Mount Everest For Record 25th Time

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time on Friday, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak. Kami Rita and 11 other Sherpa guides reached the summit at about 6 p.m., Department of Tourism official Mira Acharya said. They are the first group […]

Climber Becomes First To Test Positive For COVID-19 On Mount Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The coronavirus has conquered the world’s highest mountain. A Norwegian climber became the first to be tested for COVID-19 in Mount Everest base camp and was flown by helicopter to Kathmandu, where he was hospitalized. Erlend Ness told The Associated Press in a message Friday that he tested positive on April […]

Mount Everest Is Now Officially That Little Bit Higher Than Before

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — China and Nepal jointly announced a new official height for Mount Everest on Tuesday, ending a discrepancy between the two nations. The new height of the world’s highest peak is 8,848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet), which is slightly more than Nepal’s previous measurement and about four meters (13 feet) higher than China’s. […]

New Jersey Passes Anti-BDS Measure

New Jersey has become the 11th US state to pass an anti-BDS measure The state legislature passed a law on Monday which will deter corporate entities from participating in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.  Mondoweiss reports: By a 69-3 vote, the State Assembly passed a bill to prohibit pension fund investment […]

3 Strong Reasons Why Aliens Won’t Talk to Us — And Why the ‘Elite’ Must Go

This morning I had my usual cup of coffee first thing and my traditional bowl of porridge to kick the day off, and then did my usual thing of checking out Facebook and the news on my phone… This is where it all went wrong! Immediately on FBI was presented with the most disgusting acts […]

Activity continues at Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz volcano; recent eruption closes airport

     Seismicity under Colombia’s Nevado del Ruiz continues at elevated levels, and the volcano is experiencing frequent ash emissions since May 17, 2016. An eruption at about 10:40 UTC on May 22 sent ash 2.3 km (7 545 feet) above the crater (7.5 km / 24 606 feet a.s.l.) and temporarily closed La Nubia airport […]

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