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Has Everest's iconic Hillary Step really collapsed? Here's the science - The Conversation UK

The Hillary Step, a rocky outcrop at 8,770m, just beneath the summit of Everest (8,850m), has finally succumbed to gravity and partially collapsed. At least it has according to mountaineer Tim Mosedale, who climbed the mountain this year. His claim has ...and more »

Bodies of Indian climbers who died on Everest recovered - Arab News

KATMANDU: Rescuers have retrieved the body of an Indian climber who died on Mount Everest and airlifted it to Katmandu on Sunday, along with those of two others who perished last year. Ravi Kumar, 27, died this month after summiting the world's highest ...and more »

Nepal aircraft crash death toll rises to 2 after co-pilot dies - The Indian Express

The death toll in the Nepalese cargo aircraft crash in the Mount Everest region has risen to two after the co-pilot of the plane succumbed to his injuries, officials said on Sunday. A senior pilot and the co-pilot were killed when the aircraft 9N-AKY ...and more »

Nepalese Sherpa Scales Mount Everest For Record 21 Times - NDTV

Kathmandu: A 47-year-old Nepalese Sherpa today scripted history by becoming the third climber to scale Mount Everest for a record 21 times. Kami Rita Sherpa stood atop the 8,848 metre peak, the world's highest, at 8:15 am. Jiban Ghimire, Managing ...and more »

Trouble at the top of the world: Bodies recovered at Everest and complaints of stolen oxygen - Washington Post

Tragedy and a troubling mystery have enveloped Mount Everest as the mountain's climbing season reaches its peak. The bodies of three Indian climbers were retrieved Sunday amid reports that climbers were being jeopardized by the disappearance of oxygen ...and more »

Small plane crashes near Mount Everest; 1 killed, 2 injured - The Denver Post

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo crashed near Mount Everest on Saturday, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials said. The two other crew members were injured. The plane hit a mountain about 20 meters (66 ...and more »

Irish climber Rory McHugh completes summit of Mount Everest - Irish Times

Irish mountaineer and Irish Times columnist Rory McHugh completed his summit of Mount Everest overnight at the second time of asking. Thwarted on their first attempt earlier this month by rope issues, McHugh's climbing team were forced back down the ...and more »

lust for Everest - Daily News & Analysis

When exploration and mountaineering took off in the late 1800s, it was the domain of a select few. Most considered these to be eccentric men, whose heroics were only acknowledged at a later time. Once the high mountains were discovered and measured, it ...and more »

One dead in Nepal small plane crash at 'world's most dangerous airport' near Mount Everest - ABC Online

A small plane carrying only crew members and cargo has crashed near Mount Everest, killing one of the pilots, Nepalese officials say. Two other crew members were injured. The plane hit a mountain about 20 metres below the runway of Tenzing Hillary ...and more »

Mount Everest's Hillary Step is intact contrary to recent reports, say Nepali climbers - Firstpost

The Hillary Step — a rocky outcrop near the top of Mount Everest — is still intact, Nepali climbers said on Wednesday, rejecting a widely reported claim by a British mountaineer that it had collapsed. The condition of the rock face has been the ...and more »