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  • Sherpa guide breaks own record by climbing Everest for 24th time

    A Sherpa mountaineer has extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak. Kami Rita reached the 29,035-foot peak on Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He

  • Couple Becomes First to Wed at Mt. Everest Base Camp in Tux and Wedding Gown

    From a Coachella ceremony to unicorn rides, we thought we had heard it all when it came to wacky weddings. But this latest vow exchange takes the wedding cake. James Sissom and Ashley Schmieder traveled from California to Kathmandu to trek to the base of Mount Everest to tie the knot.

  • 'Legendary' climber dies on Mount Everest

    A legendary Swiss climber has been killed on Mount Everest. Ueli Steck, 40, also known as the 'Swiss Machine', died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on Everest without oxygen in an new route. His body has been recovered

  • Mount Everest to get free wifi

    Some people choose to travel to the mountains to avoid their screens, hoping to reconnect with nature. But some just can't leave their devices at home... And luckily for these people, officials at The Nepal Telecommunications Authority

  • Indian couple banned from climbing after faking Everest ascent

    Nepal has imposed a 10-year mountaineering ban on two climbers who claimed to be the first Indian couple to have climbed Everest. A full investigation was carried out when fellow climbers claimed that photos showing Dinesh and Tarakeshwari

  • Chaos on Everest as four climbers die and 30 hit with altitude sickness

    In its first climbing season in two years Mount Everest has been struck down by a spate of altitude sickness. It's understood that four climbers have died on the mountain while as many as 30 others have been victims of altitude sickness

  • Tallest mountain on earth isn't Everest

    Mount Everest may be the highest mountain to climb in the world, but it's actually not the tallest mountain on Earth. According to a recent New York Times report, that designation belongs to Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo. See also: Base

  • Is this the world's most dangerous airport?

    The tiny airport in Lukla, Nepal has been hailed as the most dangerous airport in the world by Conde Nast Traveler and has even been put to the test. See also: World's busiest airports revealed See also: Best airports in the world 2016

  • Daredevil crosses Mount Everest crevice on ladders (video)

    For those with a fear of heights, there are many sights that will make your stomach turn in terror and watching this man cross a 90 foot crevice on Mount Everest using a ladder may be one of them. This brave adventurer can be seen crossing the

  • Climbers of Everest leave devastating pollution, say Sherpas

    700 climbers and guides attempt to scale Mount Everest every year - and the waste they leave behind is becoming a health hazard, say Sherpas in Nepal. The waste is polluting Everest's once pristine slopes, and the chief of Nepal's

  • British mother dies after Mount Everest climb with daughter

    A British mother-of-two has died after achieving her dream of climbing Mount Everest. Debra Wilding, 49, travelled to Nepal with her daughter Hannah, 23, and managed to call her husband from Everest base camp to tell him they had made it.

  • Everest route to get first asphalt road

    The epic voyage to the highest point on earth is about to get (slightly) easier, after the Nepalese government announced it was to build an asphalt highway at the gateway to Mount

  • Woman's Mount Everest climb questioned after she used helicopter

    A Chinese woman who became the first person to climb Mount Everest this season took a helicopter for a large part of the way. Officials have not yet decided whether to log Wang Jing's climb as an official ascent, reports. The

  • Stray dog becomes first to climb Mount Everest

    Stray dog rescued from dump becomes first to climb Mount Everest

  • Two 80-year-olds battle to be the oldest to climb Everest

    When you reach your eighties, you'd probably imagine that your pace of life would slow down a little. But that's not the case for two octogenarians, who are preparing to go head-to-head in a battle to be the oldest man to summit

  • Video: Mount Everest 'traffic jam' could have contributed to four deaths

    Ralf Dujmovits/Outside Online A photo of around 300 climbers attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest shows the kind of 'bottleneck' that could have contributed to four deaths last weekend. Experts believe this kind of

  • Student becomes youngest British woman to reach top of Mount Everest A student can now lay claim to being the youngest British woman ever to reach the top of Mount Everest. Mollie Hughes, 21, from Bristol, made it to the summit of the mountain, which stands at 26,247ft. It is 29,029ft above

  • Travel quiz: Can you name the most extreme places on earth?

    Rex Where is the earth's closest point to the moon (clue: it's not Everest)? Where will you find the coldest village? And would you know where to go to find the greatest vertical drop on earth? Here's your chance to take a journey

  • Teen becomes youngest person to climb highest peaks of all continents

    Rex A 15-year-old boy from California has become the youngest person in the world to climb the highest peaks of each of the seven continents. Jordan Romero reached the top of Mt Vinson Massif in Antarctica on Christmas Eve. The feat means he

  • Travel quiz: Guess the natural wonder of the world

    The world is brimming with natural wonders - but where do you need to go to see the cream of the crop, and how many could you actually recognise? Take our quiz and find out! Sign up to our weekly newsletter | Follow us on Twitter | Become a

  • Brits among 2,000 climbers stranded on Mount Everest because of fog

    Rex Around 2,000 hikers have been left stranded in the foothills of Mount Everest for four days after thick fog caused the cancellation of flights in and out of the area. The climbers, along with Nepalese guides and porters, at and around

  • British climber finds body of his friend at Everest summit

    A British man who climbed Everest found the body of his friend who had died just hours after conquering the summit only months before. Rodney Hogg saw the body of his climbing friend Peter Kinloch on a ledge 1,000ft below the peak as he neared