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Nims Purja allegedly defies helicopter ban, lands at Everest Camp II (kh 20/05/2024)

Two climbers from Mongolia go missing during Everest expedition (rep 14/05/2024), Adverse weather hampers Mt Everest expedition; Search for missing climbers continues (kh 15/05/2024), Mongolian dies on Everest in season’s first fatality. His compatriot still missing (kp 18/05/2024)

Kamirita Sherpa achieves historic 29th ascent of Mt Everest (kh 12/05/2024), Kami Rita summits Everest 29th time, eyes yet another climb this season : His contender Pasang Dawa Sherpa with 27 summits says he ‘doesn’t want’ to race in thin air, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/05/2024)

First Spring ascent of Mt Everest; 10 climbers reach summit (kh 11/05/2024), Ten Sherpa members scale Mt Everest (rep 11/05/2024)

Everest: A high-altitude garbage dump : It could pose health risks for transient climbers but a more serious threat to people living in nearby settlements, by Suzanne OConnell  & Alton C Byers (kp 10/05/2024)

Nepali guide dies on Himalayan peak as climbing season begins (rep 10/05/2024)

Is it possible to limit the number of climbers?, by Kamal Dev Bhattarai (ae 08/05/2024)

414 climbers granted permission to scale Mount Everest (kh 07/05/2024)

Rs 635.7 mln revenue collected from mountaineering in two months (rn 02/05/2024) [That's not even 45 million euros! Considering the severe environmental and waste problems caused by mountaineering, this is peanuts!]

Record-holder climber Kami Rita to ascend Mt Everest for 29th time (rep 01/05/2024)

Nepalis demand safeguards a decade after deadly Everest disaster, by Paavan Mathema (ae 16/04/2024)

63 climbers receive permits for Mt Everest expedition in Spring (kh 02/04/2024)

DoT to issue permits for Mt Everest ascent from today (kh 26/03/2024)

As many as 400 foreign climbers set to climb Mt Everest this Spring (kh 11/03/2024)

Tracking chip now mandatory for Everest aspirants : As fatalities on Everest continue to grow, the government has made tracking devices compulsory for climbers and guides for prompt search and rescue, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/03/2024)

Dispelling myths about climbing : Nepal’s Himalayan peaks are not crowded, and they have not run out of mountaineering challenges, by Edward Morgan (nt 23/02/2024), Mt Everest (Pvt) Ltd : A century after the first attempt to climb the world’s highest mountain, it is not so lonely at the top, bny Vishad Onta (nt 23/02/2024)

Mount Everest: Climbers will need to bring poo back to base camp (kh 08/02/2024)

Mountain climbers do not receive certificates even after mountain conquest; 15-day deadline for complaints (rep 08/01/2024)

Govt grants NMA 5-year extension to manage and promote 27 peaks (rep 05/01/2024)

678 climbers receive permits to scale 36 mountains (ht 12/10/2023)

World record climber Sherpa missing in avalanche (kh 09/10/2023)

339 mountaineers receive permits to scale various mountains for autumn season (rep 20/09/2023)

Autumn mountain climbing permits attract diverse international interest (rep 11/09/2023)

Permits Granted: 65 mountaineers set to conquer Manaslu and Raksha Urai Himal this autumn (rep 03/09/2023)

NMA estimates income collection of Rs 159 million this fiscal year (ht 01/09/2023)

Dawa Yangzum scales 12 peaks, becomes first Nepali woman to climb most 8,000ers (ht 23/07/2023)

More porters sick on Everest trail : Why was the 2023 spring season so dangerous for trekkers, mountaineers and their guides on Everest?, by Buddha Basnyat (nt 07/07/2023)

Record Everest season but one of its deadliest (ht 10/06/2023)

Clean Mountain campaign run by Nepali Army collects 35700 kgs of garbage (rep 05/06/2023) [The crazy mountaineers must be held responsible for this, who ruthlessly clutter up Nepal's beautiful nature!]

Fourteen mountaineers scale Mt Kanchenjunga today (kh 01/06/2023)

Lhakpa Sonam suggests Everest solutions : The remedies range from relocation of base camp to management of chopper flights in Everest (ht 31/05/2023)

Sangita Rokaya vocals against Chhaupadi from Sagarmatha top (kh 30/05/2023)

17 feared dead on Everest this season (ht 27/05/2023)

“Without Sherpas, there is no mountaineering” : Kami Rita Sherpa scaled Mt Everest for the 27th time last week, but says younger Sherpas no longer want to be guides, by Bhadra Sharma (nt 26/05/2023)

NA collects more than 35,000 kg of garbage from mountains (kh 26/05/2023)

Nima Rinji becomes youngest climber to scale Lhotse, accomplishes double headers (ht 25/05/2023)

Kristin Harila scales Everest, Lhotse in 8hrs completing six 8,000ers in less than a month (ht 23/05/2023)

Two Sherpas race in thin air for prestigious world record : Pasang Dawa summited Everest for the 27th time on Monday morning. Kami Rita plans his 28th climb on Tuesday morning to reclaim the title for most ascents, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/05/2023), Kami Rita sets record by submitting Mt. Everest for 28th time (kh 23/05/2023)

Everest death toll reaches 11, two still missing (ht 23/05/2023)

500 atop Mount Everest (rn 22/05/2023)

Kami Rita Sherpa sets for the 28th climb of Everest, his fifth dual ascent : On May 17, Kami Rita reached the top of Everest for the 27th time, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/05/2023)

Australian engineer dies at Balcony area, Everest death toll reaches 10, two still missing (ht 21/05/2023)

Hari Budha Magar creates history as first double above-knee amputee to climb Mount Everest : “We just had to carry on and push for the top, no matter how much it hurt or how long it took," he said nlt 21/05/2023)

Malaysian police dies on Everest, death toll reaches nine (ht 20/05/2023), Singaporean climber missing above 8,000m on Everest (ht 20/05/2023), Deaf Malaysian missing from Everest South Col, Piyali airlifted to Lukla from Makalu (ht 20/05/2023)

16-year-old Chinese girl scales Everest (rep 18/05/2023)

Chinese climber dies above 8,000m on Everest, death toll reaches 8 (ht 18/05/2023), Indian national dies of altitude sickness in Everest region (ae 18/05/2023), Mt Everest climber Xuebin Chen dies during oxygen replacement, by Enika Rai (rep 19/05/2023)

Yeti group chair Lhakpa Sonam scales Everest, completes all seven summits (ht 18/05/2023)

Kami Rita breaks his own record with 27th climb to Mt Everest (kh 17/05/2023), Kami Rita Sherpa breaks his own record, climbs Everest for 27th time : This spring, the Department of Tourism has issued permits to 478 fee-paying individuals, the highest permits issuance on record, to climb Everest (kp 17/05/2023)

Sherpa climber dies below Camp IV : Nepali Army captain being rescued from Everest (ht 17/05/2023)

Dhaulagiri sees first ascent of this season (kh 17/05/2023)

NatGeo team scales Everest carrying out maintenance on Bishop Rock station (ht 16/05/2023)

Pakistani climber reaches Everest’s summit (rep 14/05/2023), Pasang Dawa scales Everest for 26 times, Naila Kiani completes five 8000er (ht 14/05/2023), Pasang Dawa Sherpa ties 26 Everest ascents record : This spring, the department has issued Everest permits to 478 fee-paying individuals, the highest on record, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/05/2023)

470 climbers in bid to scale Everest (ht 14/05/2023)

Harila, among other climbers, summit Makalu (ht 14/05/2023

Govt collects over Rs 740 million from expedition permits this spring (ae 09/05/2023)

Mt Everest witnesses highest number of climbers in seven decades (kh 02/05/2023)

The Icefall Doctors, by Saudamini Chalise (rn 28/04/2023)

Over 400 obtain Sagarmatha climbing permit this season (kh 27/04/2023)

More than 1,000 climbing permits issued for spring climbing season (ht 25/04/2023)

Race to the Everest summit: Chinese, US climbers top list : Nepal has issued a record 454 permits to climb the tallest peak as of Friday—96 of whom are Chinese, 87 Americans, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/04/2023)

Number of climbers for spring season surges by 45pc (ht 17/04/2023)

Nepal celebrating 70 years of Sagarmatha ascent this year (kh 16/04/2023)

Double amputee Hari Budha Magar sets sights on Everest : The 43-year-old army veteran plans to walk for more than 60 hours to the top of Everest and back to base camp, by Sangam Prasain (kp 15/04/2023)

Nepal opens Jugal mountain range for climbing (rep 14/04/2023)

Three Sherpa missing after falling into crevasse on Mount Everest : The Sherpas fell 50 meters into a crevasse. The rescue operation has not been successful so far (nlt 12/04/2023), Three climbers missing in avalanche in Mount Everest (kh 12/04/2023), At least three Sherpa guides buried in Everest after massive ice mass movement : The possibility of finding the missing climbers alive is “very slim”, officials from the base camp said, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/04/2023), Rescuers abandon search for guides buried in Everest : Millions of tonnes of ice moved downslope and covered the three Sherpas in season’s first accident on the tallest peak, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/04/2023)

Nearly 500 climbers may try to scale Everest this season : In 2021, Nepal’s Department of Tourism had issued a record 409 Everest permits, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/04/2023)

Cleaning up the Himalayas—a gigantic challenge, by Suresh Paudel (ae 30/03/2023)

Nepal Army to collect 35,000 kgs of garbage from the mountains (rep 18/03/2023)

Corpses pile up on mountains, recovery cost high, by Sangay Sherpa (ht 20/02/2023)

A Spanish, six Nepalis make rare winter ascent of Mount Manaslu : The Nepali team to scale the mountain is comprised solely of Sherpas, by Sangam Prasain (kp 07/01/2023)

Rs 93m collected from issuing climbing permits (ht 07/12/2022)

Ropes on climbing routes litter Mount Everest : Around 50 tonnes of climbing ropes are estimated to lie buried under the snow on different mountains, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/12/2022)

Revenue collection from mountain climbing doubles this year, by Enika Rai (rep 01/12/2022)

161 including 77 foreigners climb Mt Manaslu this spring (rn 31/10/2022)

901 mountaineers granted permits for winter expeditions (nlt 15/10/2022)

Korean and Nepali missing in avalanche at Dhaulagiri Base Camp (rep 10/10/2022)

Govt collects highest amount of royalty from Mt Manaslu climbing permits, by Enika Rai (rep 10/10/2022)

Avalanche hits Manaslu Base Camp (kh 02/10/2022), Body of missing Sherpa found in Manaslu (rep 03/10/2022)

Manaslu sees steep climb in permit numbers : Behind this year’s historic high number is the climbers’ motivation to scale the ‘true summit’—a snow-covered rock outcrop that is very steep, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2022)

Avalanche hits Manaslu base camp, 12 people injured (kh 26/09/2022), Several reportedly injured in avalanche on Mount Manaslu : Although there have been reports of injuries, the reports are yet to be ascertained, say government official (kh 26/09/2022), Eight stranded in Manaslu avalanche : Rescue teams are facing difficulties conducting rescue operations due to bad weather in the mountains, said police, by Hariram Upreti (kh 26/09/2022), Manaslu avalanche: One killed, several others injured, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 26/09/2022), Renowned American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson missing from Mount Manaslu (ht 26/09/2022), Four people trapped in Manaslu avalanche rescued (kh 26/09/2022), Six people trapped in Manaslu avalanche rescued Tuesday morning (kh 27/09/2022), Hilaree Nelson, the famed ski mountaineer, missing after falling into a crevasse on Manaslu
In a separate incident, a powerful avalanche on Mount Manaslu kills Anup Rai, a guide, and injures many others
, by Sangam Prasain (27/09/2022), One killed and 10 rescued in Manaslu avalanche  (kh 27/09/2022), American mountaineer Nelson found dead in Manaslu (kh 28/09/2022)

472 climbers receive permits to scale country's mountains (ht 20/09/2022)

Nepal to move Everest Base Camp from melting glacier (kh 17/06/2022), Efforts underway to relocate Everest Base Camp, mountaineers suggest not to hurry (rep 21/06/2022)

Nima Nuru elected president of NMA (kh 11/06/2022)

Norwegian woman, two Sherpa climbers set record scaling six 8,000ers in 29 days (ht 27/05/2022)

Army collects 30,000 kg mountain waste (rn 21/05/2022)

Everest summits: It's 25 for Pasang Dawa, 24 for Ngima Nuru (ht 21/05/2022)

This climbing season may close early (rn 21/05/2022)

150 climbers reach atop Everest, as a Nepali woman breaks her own record with the 10th ascent : Six out of ten all-Black teams also made it to the top as spring climbing season is underway, by Sangam Prasain (kp 12/05/2022), Nepali woman scales Everest for record 10th time (ht 12/05/2022)

Hopes to rescue missing guide fade as aerial, ground searches end sans progress in Lhotse (ht 09/05/2022)

Russian climber died at Camp I on Everest (nlt 08/05/2022)

Kami Rita scales Everest for 26th time as Everest summit route opens (ht 07/05/2022)

Indian climber dies on Mt Kanchenjunga (nlt 06/05/2022)

DoT collects Rs 470.92m in royalties from issuing climbing permits (ht 06/05/2022)

899 climbers reach base camps to climb 25 mountains (rn 01/05/2022)

109 teams acquire permits for climbing peaks this spring season (kh 27/04/2022)

Dept of Tourism issues 876 climbing permits, collects over Rs 448.09 million in royalties (ht 26/04/2022)

Route construction to Everest summit from tomorrow (rn 16/04/2022)

Everest records season's first casualty as Sherpa climber dies below Camp I (ht 15/04/2022)

689 climbers of 84 teams so far acquire permits for climbing various peaks this spring season (kh 14/04/2022), 689 mountaineers of 84 teams so far acquire permits for spring season : Tourism entrepreneurs say they are enthusiastic to see the atmosphere suggesting good indicators in the tourism sector with the slowing down of Covid-19 risk (nlt 14/04/2022)

Lhakpa Sherpa aims to set new record at Mt Everest (ht 12/04/2022)

22 Mountaineers Climb Mt. Dhaulagiri : First successful climbing in 2022 (rn 11/04/2022), Greek alpinist Antonios Sykaris dies after scaling Mt Dhaulagiri (ht 12/04/2022)

Ropes fixed up to Camp II of Mt Everest for spring ascent : With the onset of the tourist season, the number of foreign tourists visiting Khumbu in the Everest region has increased (nlt 09/04/2022)

342 people from 13 mountaineering groups climbing mountains this spring (kh 05/04/2022)

Tourism department issues 128 climbing permits for spring (rep 29/03/2022)

Icefall doctors’ team at Everest Base Camp (kh 21/03/2022)

Rope fixing on Everest and Lhotse for spring climbing season commences (rep 19/03/2022)

Climbing season in Nepal likely to suffer if Russia-Ukraine conflict escalates (rep 10/03/2022)

Pollution: Height of Mt Everest of clothing “disposed of every seven minutes”, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 26/02/2022)

Tribute to grandfather: Tenzing Jangbu climbing Everest to pay tribute to Ang Rita Sherpa, by Eak Raj Bastola (kp 12/02/2022)

Future of mountaineering in Nepal : The growing popularity of mountaineering means adequate human resources are essential, by Jinesh Sindurakar (kp 09/02/2022)

Plight of the Sherpas: “Is our retired life secure?”, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 29/12/2021)

Mt Saipal, a virgin peak in farwest, still waiting for daring climbers (kh 28/12/2021)

Made for the mountains : Having started his mountaineering career in 2008, Mingma David Sherpa, 32, is now one of the most recognised climbers of his generation, by Pasang Dorjee (kp 25/12/2021)

New trail to Everest found. Climbers could avoid the dangerous Khumbu Icefall : A Nepali-French team claims to have explored alternative route to the summit. Feasibility will be tested in spring, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/12/2021)

British mountaineer dies in Khumbu region (kh 06/11/2021)

Three French climbers reported missing in Everest region : Inclement weather hinders search mission, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/11/2021), Bodies of French climbers found under snow, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/11/2021)

Everest's 100 Years Of Destiny And Death On The Roof The World, by Maureen O'Hare (rn 25/10/2021)

Danish tourist dies at Makalu base camp (kh 24/10/2021)

Nepali woman scales Mt Dhaulagiri (kh 01/10/2021), Photojournalist Poornima Shrestha scales Mt Dhaulagiri with 19 others (rep 01/10/2021) [Together with Pasang Lamu Sherpa], Shrestha, Sherpa Become First Nepali Women To Summit Dhaulagiri (rn 02/10/2021)

First casualty of the season on Manaslu as Canadian climber dies above 7,000m (ht 29/09/2021), First in 45 years, 22 climbers make rare autumn ascent of Manaslu summit : The main peak is 8,163 metres high, and the mountaineering fraternity has lauded  the climbers for conquering the ‘true summit’, first time since 1976, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/10/2021)

Nepalis are not just climbing mountains but studying them too, by Birat Anupam (rec 08/09/2021)

160 climbers receive permits to climb Mt Manaslu (rep 07/09/2021)

Lack of certificates worries professional mountaineering guides (ht 25/08/2021)

Govt extends Mt Everest climbing season till June 3 (kh 30/05/2021), Everest climbing season extended to June 3 as scores wait for fair weather : The spring season ends in May as the summer heat melts ice, making climbing  dangerous. But with snowfall over the last few days, officials rule out the risk, by Sangam Prasain (kp 30/05/2021) [The fact is that the officials have no idea at all and are only marginally interested in the safety aspect! Couldn't it be that all the fresh snow makes a climb even more dangerous?]

Four bodies recovered, 27,671 kg garbage collected from mountains, including Everest (kh 30/05/2021)

Heavy snowfall at Everest Base Camp hits mountaineering (kh 27/05/2021)

Despite coronavirus scare, more than 170 climbers summit Everest in a day : With a record 408 permits issued, the mountain remains crowded even after many abandoned their ascent as climbers and guides show Covid-19 symptoms, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/05/2021) [This entire action this year is totally reckless and irresponsible on the part of the climbers, the agencies involved and especially the Oli government for allowing such a thing to happen! In this way, the virus is being carried in a massive way into a remote mountain region that has so far been able to seal itself off to some extent!]

Everest death-toll reaches three this season with one fatality reported today (ht 18/05/2021), Sherpa falls to death on Everest while descending : More than 200 climbers have reached Camp 2 and they  are likely to begin their summit push on May 21 (kp 19/05/2021)

Furtenbach Adventures first expedition organiser to cancel Everest ascends amid COVID-19 concerns (ht 16/05/2021)

China cancels Everest climbs over fears of virus from Nepal (ht 16/05/2021)

Sagarmatha sees first deaths of 2021 expedition (rep 13/05/2021)

China’s ‘separation line’ plan at Everest summit over virus fears raises questionsNepal reports more Covid-19 deaths and record daily new infectionsOli loses vote of confidenceNepal officials and mountaineers call it fanciful, something impractical to enforce on the mountaintop, which is just about 25 square metres in area, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/05/2021)

12 Nepalis atop Mt Everest amid virus scare : Kami Rita Sherpa led the group and climbed the mountain for a record 25 times. The ascent in the time of a pandemic is the season’s earliest in more than two decades, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/05/2021), Summit route opens as Kami Rita scales Everest 25 times (ht 08/05/2021)

Virus in the Himalaya : Without testing, there is no way to rule out coronavirus transmission on Everest (kp 07/05/2021)

Mountaineering sector recovery in doubt, by Arpana Ale Magar 06/05/2021)

Mt Everest at risk of outbreak as Covid-19 reaches Dhaulagiri : Government and mountaineering officials dismiss reports, but Nepal’s record surge in cases has set off alarm bells, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/05/2021)

Everest saw its first Covid-19 case last week and this week all-time high number of permits : 394 Everest permits have been issued to climbers  even as Nepal has been reporting a steady rise in new coronavirus infections over the last two weeks (kp 24/04/2021) [All oxygen available in the country should be used exclusively for Covid-19 patients and not for mountaineers!]

Nepal sets climber quotas to prevent crowds on Everest : Tourism Department has issued Everest permits to 377 climbers so far, and the number is expected to rise close to 400, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/04/2021)

Six Nepali women scale Mt Annapurna, by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 17/04/2021)

465 climbers get permission to scale 11 mountains this spring season : The Department of Tourism has collected Rs 381.2 million as royalty from the climbers in the spring season, 2021 (rep 13/04/2021), DoT grants permission to 465 climbers to scale 11 mountains this spring (kh 13/04/2021)

Pandemic? It’s not there on Everest : Everest, closed last year, sees a high number of climbers. So far 244 individual permits have been issued and  officials expect this number to near 2019 record of 381, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/04/2021)

Dispute over mountain guide license: DoT must reconsider decision, by Jinesh Sindurakar (ht 06/04/2021)

31 climbers permitted to climb Sagarmatha this spring season, by Minraj Bhandari (rep 01/04/2021)

Nepal issues first Everest climbing permit after a year : A 16-member team from the Bahrain Defence Force has been issued with the permit to climb the mountain (kp 27/03/2021), 'Expedition is incomplete without the Sherpas', by Arpana Ale Magar (ht 27/03/2021)

No dissemination of pictures of others on Everest without consent : As the mountaineering season nears, the Department of Tourism introduces a slew of rules to avoid controversies. These are old rules and cannot be enforced, say observers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/03/2021), Permit must for shooting promotional videos on Everest, other mountains; Tourist arrival rules not relaxed (ht 13/03/2021)

Sherpas should step out of the shadows : Their contribution to mountaineering successes is often overlooked by the global media, by Tsewang Nuru Sherpa (kp 26/02/2021)

Everest Summiteers Association elects new executive committee​​​​​​​ (ht 26/02/2021)

DoT starts distributing spring season climbing permits (ht 22/02/2021)

Nepal bans three Indian nationals from climbing its mountains for faking ascent of Everest : Their high-altitude guide is fined Rs10,000 for making a false report but liaison officer is let off with a warning (kp 12/02/2021)

Sherpas, Gurkhas and the ghosts of the Himalaya : It took more than 100 years, but recognition has finally come by Nepali mountain climbers, by Deepak Thapa (kp 04/02/2021)

Officials supporting Everest climbers to be strapped with GPS device this spring : The use of technology is aimed at preventing fake summit claims and stopping liaison officers from pocketing money, by Sangam Prasain (kp 04/02/2021)

Nepali climbers script history scaling K2 in winter season (ht 17/01/2021), Mission possible: Ten Nepalis become first to climb Mt K2 in the dead of winter : For the last three weeks, around 60 mountaineers had battled high winds, heavy snowfall, rockfall and chilling cold to achieve what many had long believed to be impossible, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/01/2021)

Six expedition permits issued for winter season (ht 07/01/2021)

Support the Sherpas : The government must do better than just handing out assurances (kp 16/12/2020)

Two expedition teams receive permits to scale two mountains this winter (rep 04/12/2020)

What is it about Ama Dablam? Elegant but dangerous peak in Nepal draws mountaineers despite the pandemic (nt 20/11/2020)

Triumph at 29,000 feet: Everest has seen over 6,500 footfalls since first ascent in 1953In recent years, summit hopefuls have been growing since the tragedy on the tallest mountain in 2014 and its closure following the 2015 earthquake, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/10/2020)

Prince of Bahrain, 17 others arriving in Nepal for mountaineering (rep 01/09/2020) [This must be seen as another consistent stance of the Oli government. For months, Nepalese citizens have been returned to their own country only extremely filtered, but foreigners with a lot of money are allowed to enter the country, which has been sealed off for months, for pure pleasure. How much bribe money did they pay?[

Mountaineering activities resume from today, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 30/07/2020), Nepal to reopen Everest to climbers despite coronavirus case rise (ht 31/07/2020)

Hit hard by pandemic, Sherpa widows face uphill battle: Contagion has hampered their plan to provide job oriented training for fellow widows (ht 08/07/2020)

Nepal’s mountaineers hopeful of Autumn Season, by Eak Raj Bastola (kh 04/04/2020)

With Everest expeditions cancelled, guides and porters could carry down trash and dead bodies: As Everest is free of climbers, this is an opportune moment to employ jobless sherpas and guides to haul trash and bodies off the mountain, mountaineers say, by Sangam Prasain (kp 18/03/2020)

Nepal government puts all tourist visas on hold and cancels all spring climbing expeditions: The visa suspension will begin March 14 and last until the end of April, depriving Nepal of millions in Everest climbing fees, by Sangam Prasain (kp 13/03/2020), Pandemic shuts down Everest, permits scrapped (ht 14/03/2020)

Submission of 14-day travel record mandatory for expedition permit (ht 11/03/2020)

Sherpas fixing two ropes to ease Everest traffic jam (rep 08/03/2020)

Inclement weather halts all three winter Everest expeditions: Heavy snowfall for two days on the world’s highest peak has led to the cancellation of all expeditions planned for the winter, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/02/2020)

25 mountains successfully climbed this autumn (rep 16/01/2020)

Five mountaineers to attempt extreme winter ascent of Everest: Two German and three Spanish climbers will try to scale the world's tallest peak without oxygen, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/01/2020)

Total 535 successful ascents last autumn (ht 14/01/2020)

Rs 1.68 million in expedition royalties collected this winter (rep 12/01/2020)

Zero climbing fees to boost Visit Nepal 2020: The government aims to lure climbers and promote peaks which have received little attention, by Sangam Prasain (kp 21/12/2019)

Climbing Everest will now require a full medical history, insurance and a certificate: The Department of Tourism has come up with new mountaineering rules in the wake of a crowded season that saw nine deaths on the world’s highest peak, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/12/2019)

1,200 climbers acquire permission to climb different mountains in autumn season (rep 20/11/2019)

Five virgin peaks successfully scaled this autumn season (ht 11/11/2019)

Climbing Mount Everest and the evolving East-West relationship: Hope remains that, with publicity and exposure, both Nirmal Purja and Lhakpa Sherpa receive better treatment than their predecessors, by Pramod Mishra (kp 07/11/2019)

After a smashing record, Nirmal Purja hopes he inspired the next generation: The 36-year-old former Gurkha made history on Tuesday after scaling all 8,000 meters peaks in the shortest span of time, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/10/2019), 14 eight-thousander peaks in six months, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 31/10/2019)

Planned autumn attempts on Everest cancelled due to bad weather: Climbers said that the 'post-monsoon' autumn season on the world's highest peak was a tough one this year, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/10/2019)

Rs 49.28 million collected in mountaineering royalty, by Sujeeta Pradhan (rep 13/10/2019)

10 climbers to make autumn Everest ascent after nine years: The last time someone climbed the world's highest peak in autumn was in 2010, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/09/2019)

Govt prepares to open more peaks for climbing (rep 07/09/2019)

230 permitted to climb six mountains this autumn, by Muna Sunuwar (rep 04/09/2019)

SC lets differently-abled  climbers get permits to scale mountains (ht 29/06/2019)

How to restore the lure of Everest: Legendary British mountaineer offers solutions to overcrowding on the summit this spring, by Doug Scott (nt 28/06/2019)

Yet another case of morphed photo claiming Mount Everest summit, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 27/06/2019)

Trash Mountain: Abandoned tents add to detritus on Mount Everest (ht 25/06/2019) [All mountaineers who do not bring their waste back to Kathmandu must be punished severely!]

281 climbers  scaled Everest this springDepartment of Tourism collected Rs 442m royalty from Everest expeditions (ht 12/06/2019)

Traffic jams aren’t killing people, inexperienced guides are, 24-time Everest summiteer says Kami Rita Sherpa, who broke his own record for most Everest ascents this year, opens up about the problems on Everest—and about the reluctance to fix them, by Pranaya SJB Rana (kp 05/06/2019)

Authorities consider barring weak climbers from Everest after a spate of deaths: Government may make an advanced climbing course mandatory for climbers before their Everest expedition, by Sangam Prasain (kp 31/05/2019), Lethal traffic jam: The rising death toll of climbers has exposed previously unthought-of dangers on the highest peak on earth, by Thaneshwor Chalise (kp 31/05/2019), Because we are there: Ultimately, the responsibility for survival lies with the climbers themselves, by Damien Francois (nt 31/05/2019)

Mount Everest ‘traffic jam’ survivor calls for tougher rules (ht 28/05/2019), Nine Everest deaths this season raise questions about overcrowding, but offer few answers: Officials continue to defend their plans to issue permits  to a record number of climbers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/05/2019), No room at the top: Traffic on Mt Everest is dangerous,  the government must pay heed (kp 29/05/2019)

Four bodies found in Everest ice melt brought to Kathmandu (rep 24/05/2019)

Nepal survey officials install GPS device on Everest summit (rep 23/05/2019)

250 people want to climb Everest today. Not everyone will make it: High number of aspiring climbers at the final camp has raised fears of a traffic jam, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/05/2019), In a new record, over 200 climbers summit Everest in a single day: The longest single-day weather window in recorded history saw 250 mountaineers vying for the top of the world, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/05/2019), Despite assurances from expeditions and government, a ‘traffic jam’ on Everest kills climbers again: Though a fixed climbing timetable was supposed to reduce overcrowding on Everest, climbers were  forced to wait for hours on the ascent and descent, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/05/2019)

Kami Rita tops Everest twice in week in new record: Takes his summit count to 24 (rep 22/05/2019)

14 climbers scale Mt Everest this spring season (ht 21/05/2019)

Kami Rita to again do Everest twice in a season: Will head for the summit on May 22 to top the world’s highest peak for the 24th time  (rep 17/05/2019)

Kami Rita Sherpa, in a stirring new record, climbs Everest for the 23rd time: The 49-year-old guide has been climbing the world’s highest peak almost every year since 1994, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/05/2019)

Four eight-thousanders see first summit of season on same day (kp 15/05/2019), With ropes fixed on Everest, climbers head for summit (rep 15/05/2019)

Peruvian climber's dead body airlifted to Kathmandu (rep 11/05/2019)

Everest hopefuls asked to suspend all activity until weather clears: Severe winds, thought to be a result of Cyclone Fani, blew away tents at Everest Base Camp, leading authorities to ask climbers not to proceed at least today, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 04/05/2019)

Major clean-up campaign hopes to rid Everest of 10,000 kg garbage: The campaign will not only bring back garbage but also the bodies of dead climbers that litter the world’s highest peak, by Chandan Kumar Mandal (kp 29/04/2019), 3,000 kg of garbage collected from Mt Everest region (kp 29/04/2019) [Mountaineers who donot return their waste to Kathmandu must be punished!], Three dead bodies emerge from Everest ice (rep 29/04/2019)

Traffic snarls on Everest await climbers (rep 28/04/2018)

32, including Gurkha soldier, scale Mount Annapurna (ht 24/04/2019)

Army removes two tons of waste from Everest (rep 20/04/2019) [Make the mountaineers and their teas responsible! The destruction of the sensitive environment is not a trivial offence!]

For this season’s Everest climbers, it’s all systems go—except the weather: Bad weather may force a record number of climbers to rush up and down the summit, by Sangam Prasain (kp 19/04/2019)

75 teams so far get climbing permits for spring season (rep 15/04/2019)

On Everest 4 years after the Nepal Earthquake: Mountaineer returns to the world’s highest mountain after being thwarted by the 2014 and 2015 tragedies, by Damien Francois (nt 12/04/2019)

Expedition to remeasure height of Everest (ht 09/04/2019)

Plan to clear Everest of bodies, trash: The base camp will be set up by the third week of April to start the mega campaign, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 08/04/2019), Everest clean-up: Everest cannot be kept free from refuse unless the authorities concerned strictly implement the rules introduced in 2014 (ht 09/04/2019), Exactly how high is Mount Everest? Nepal says it will announce next year: Nepal, home to the tallest mountain in the world, has relied on the Survey of India’s measurement for over 50 years. This year, for the first time, it is deploying officials to measure the peak’s height, by Sangam Prasain (kp 09/04/2019)

Icefall doctors open Everest route using 20 ladders (ht 06/04/2019)

This is what it takes to get a foreigner to Everest: Behind the herculean task of putting together an expedition to climb the world’s tallest peak are nearly a hundred people, from porters and guides to chefs  and sherpas, by Tsering Ngodup Lama and Deepak Gautam (kp 06/04/2019)

DoT issues 348 expedition permits, collects Rs 217m royalty (ht 05/04/2019)

Everest is crying: Little attention is paid to the ugly footprints big-spending climbers leave behind, by Arpan Dahal (kp 01/04/2019)

Nepali climbers sets sights at maiden ascent of Gyalzen Peak, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/03/2019)

DoT holds back budget for peak profile project citing lack of work plan, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 24/02/2019)

Sherpa climbers seek social security (ht 17/01/2019)

Sherpa widows to climb Everest (kp 27/12/2018)

Pemba Dorji stripped of everest speed climb record (kp 12/11/2018)

Mount Ghustung in Myagdi records first summit: Gurja Himal still unclimbed after second summit attempt, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 31/10/2018)

Govt collects Rs 37 million in expedition royalties, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 27/10/2018)

Nine climbers die on Mt Gurja after snowstorm: Climbers had been waiting in a camp for a fair window of weather to climb the 7,193-metre peak in western Nepal, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 14/10/2018)

Foreign climbers stranded on Mt Manaslu, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 11/09/2018)

DoT issues climbing permits to 200 foreigners for autumn expeditions (rep 04/09/2018)

Trekking agency faces govt action for forgery: Seven Summit Treks slapped fine of US$ 44,000; Forgers to get seven years in jail (ht 30/08/2018)

Mt Everest climbing regulations: Court overturns ban on differently abled-climbers (kp 28/06/2018)

Probe committee formed (ht 05/06/2018)

Annapurna Expedition Day observed (ht 04/06/2018)

World’s highest ER battles to save lives on Everest (kp 02/06/2018)

Everest litter worries Khumbu folks, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 30/05/2018) [The government must construct sufficient public toilets at Everest BC and make the mountaineers responsible for waste disposal!!], The real quest: Records on Everest make headlines, but govt must take steps to keep it clean for posterity (kp 01/06/2018)

65th anniversary of first Everest ascent: Respect ethics of mountain climbing: Kanchha Sherpa, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 29/05/2018)

Sherpa’s death on Everest linked to crypto currency (ht 28/05/2018)

Holy stink! Piles of pooh litter Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 25/05/2018)

Debate rages whether or not Hillary Step has fallen off, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/05/2018)

Woman climber Nima Jangmu Sherpa sets world record, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/05/2018)

Sherpa climber dies while ascending Mt Everest from North Col, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/05/2018)

First Nepali women Journalists team scripts history on Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 23/05/2018)

IFMGA guide Damai Sarki Sherpa dies; Everest death toll reaches five, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 22/05/2018)

Macedonian climber dies on Mt Everest, Sherpa climber evacuated (ht 21/05/2018)

Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki found dead on Mt Everest (ht 21/05/2018)

Purnima first lenswoman atop Everest (kp 20/05/2018)

Ngima Nuru Sherpa becomes youngest climber to ascend Mt Everest for 21st time (ht 20/05/2018)

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest (kp 19/05/2018)

Shivangi, youngest Indian woman to climb Mt Everest; 27 more scale mountain today (ht 18/05/2018)

Each Everest climber brings 8 kg waste during descent, by Radha Dhungana (rep 18/05/2018)

Lhakpa Sherpa scales Mt Everest nine times breaking own record, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 16/05/2018)

Kami Rita Sherpa scales Mt Everest for record 22 times (ht 16/05/2018), Kami Rita Sherpa summits Everest for record 22nd time, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/05/2018)

79-year-old Japanese oldest climber to scale Mt Lhotse; Sherpa climber missing on Mt Everest (ht 16/05/2018)

Sherpa climber dies on Mt Makalu, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 15/05/2018)

Australian climbs Everest, sets ‘fastest seven summit record’ (kp 15/05/2018), 70-year-old Chinese double amputee scales Mt Everest (kp 15/05/2018)

8 climbers summit Mt Everest, prepare route for hundreds, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/05/2018), Summit route opens from Nepal side, 8 Sherpas scale Mt Everest (ht 14/05/2018)

Climbers who skied on Everest in soup, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 09/05/2018), Ski descent on Mt Everest exposes loopholes, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/05/2018), Govt allows American climbers to ascend Everest, Lhotse after illegal ski descent (ht 18/05/2018)

Season’s first summit on Mt Makalu: Xiao-Dan scales the peak without oxygen (ht 04/05/2018)

Italian dies in season’s first casualty on Mt Dhaulagiri (ht 30/04/2018), Italian mountaineer dies on Mt Dhaulagiri (kp 01/05/2018)

Mt Lhotse records first summit of the season (ht 30/04/2018)

768 climbers attempting 26 mountains this spring: 34 expedition teams heading to Everest (rep 29/04/2018)

Two injured as ice collapse hits Mt Everest route (ht 26/04/2018)

15 Nepali women attempting Mt Everest this spring, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 25/04/2018)

649 climbing permits issued so far (ht 17/04/2018)

2018 Everest season starts with fresh hopes, dreams, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/04/2018)

Icefall doctors open ‘safest’ Everest route (ht 05/04/2018)

70-year-old double amputee to scale Everest (ht 04/04/2018)

NASA, climbers tie up to research on Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/04/2018)

Kami Rita bids for record 22nd ascent of Everest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 27/03/2018)

700 high altitude workers to get mountaineering certificate, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 25/03/2018)

Call to ease climbing rules for sustainable mountaineering (ht 24/03/2018)

Court stays amendment to Everest climbing rules (kp 08/03/2018)

Govt move to bar double amputees challenged (ht 27/02/2018)

Govt hints at easing ban for differently-abled climbers (kp 21/01/2018)

Austrian alpinist’s body still on Mt Lobuche East (ht 12/01/2018)

Royalty from mountaineering expeditions up 28 percent in 2017, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 08/01/2018)

Govt ban on blind Everest climbers condemned, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/01/2018)

Solo climbers banned from scaling mountains (ht 31/12/2017)

Mt Everest climbing regulation: Govt comes up with stringent safety rules, by Sangam Prasain (kp 29/12/2017)

Dolakha’s Dawa Yangzum becomes country’s first female international mountain guide, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 28/12/2017)

Double amputees to be barred from climbing mountains: Sherpas to get summit certificates; Lone attempts on Mt Everest to be banned, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 06/12/2017)

More Women climbing Nepali mountains, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 04/12/2017)

Tourism Ministry for allowing NMA to collect fees (kp 27/10/2017)

British climber dies on Mt Manaslu (kp 26/09/2017)

Season’s first summit on Mt Manaslu (ht 19/09/2017)

NMA, TAAN join hands to promote unclimbed peaks, by Arpana Ale Magar (rep 01/08/2017)

Denying summit certificates an insult to Sherpas, says Norbu Tenzing Norgay, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/07/2017)

455 reach Mount Everest summit this spring: Govt, by Sangam Prasain (kp 10/06/2017), 449 climbers including 190 foreigners scale Mt Everest (ht 12/06/2017), Spring on Everest: This spring climbing season on Everest had its mix of triumphs and tragedies. But controversies and high drama on the summit has also brought to the limelight lax regulations and lack of oversight over expeditions being mounted, by Sangam Prasain (kp 17/06/2017)

Polish climber faces deportation (kp 07/06/2017), Nepal bans Polish climber over illegal Everest traverse (kp 09/06/2017), Everest climber to be deported after illegal Tibet crossing: DoI (ht 15/06/2017)

Sherpa climber recounts how they got second lease of life on Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/06/2017)

Fraud at 8,848 metres: Are Everest ascents too easy to fake? As the numbers heading up Everest have boomed, many are questioning whether summits need to be validated more scientifically (kp 02/06/2017)

Oxygen bottle theft rampant in high camps of Mt Everest (ht 01/06/2017)

Climbers risking their lives to retrieve Everest bodies (kp 31/05/2017), Above all things: For Nepal to remain a mountaineering mecca, safety and spirit of adventure should find a fine balance (kp 31/05/2017)

Everest cleaning campaign: French team clears trash (kp 31/05/2017) [Leaving trash on the mountains should simply not be allowed!], Department of Tourism pledges to do more for Everest cleanup: French association recovers 5 tons of waste from Everest (rep 31/05/2017)

Messner pitches for alpinism, derides ‘mountain tourism’, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 29/05/2017)

Kami Rita Sherpa scales Mt Everest 21 times (ht 27/05/2017)

Mount Everest is straining under our weight. Time to dump the bucket list: This deadly season on Everest is a reminder that we do not own awesome places, whatever names we give them, by Philip Hoare (kp 27/05/2017)

Lean-burn Sherpas fit for Everest: Nepali mountain guides have a physiology that uses oxygen more efficiently than lowlanders, by Roland Pease (kp 25/05/2017)

Everest’s Hillary Step intact, say Nepali climbers (kp 25/05/2017), Hillary Step still there: Tourism Department: The government confirms that ‘no casualties’ found and no tents with dead bodies discovered at South Col of Mount Everest (kp 27/05/2017)

Extreme mission planned to recover body from Everest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/05/2017), High-altitude experts to retrieve body from Everest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 25/05/2017)

Mt Lhotse records first successful ascent after three years (ht 17/05/2017)

Gurkhas kick off Everest season with summit success, by Sangam Prasain (kp 16/05/2017), 35 more climbers scale Mt Everest as summit bids underway (ht 17/05/2017), 52 climbers on Mt. Everest summit so far this season (kp 21/05/2017), Mt Everest claims 4th victim this year: 27-year-old Indian climber Ravi Kumar goes missing, by Sangam Prasain (kp 22/05/2017), 70 atop Mt Everest but 2 climbers die (kp 22/05/2017), First Albanian woman among 100 scales Mt Everest (ht 23/05/2017), Body of missing mountain guide traced (kp 24/05/2017), Polish climber illegally ‘traverses Everest’: Ascends from North Col in Tibet and descends from South Col, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 24/05/2017), Sherpa scales Mt Everest 19 times as summit bids underway (ht 24/05/2017), First male Limbu scales Sagarmatha (ht 24/05/2017), 4 bodies found inside tent at the highest camp on Everest, by Gopal Sharma (rep 25/05/2017), ‘Reports of four new casualties on Everest are misleading’ (kp 26/05/2017)

Nepali woman scales Mt Everest eight times breaking own record, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/05/2017)

Acclimatise in bed, climb Mt Everest in half the time (kp 12/05/2017)

Nine Sherpas stand atop Mt Everest from Tibet side (kp 12/05/2017)

Everest expeditions likely to be delayed by bad weather, by Sangam Prasain (kp 11/05/2017)

Solo climber sans permit fined $22,000 (kp 09/05/2017), South African Everest permit dodger arrested: Ryan Sean Davy, 43, will appear in court next week to face charges related to his Everest attempt (kp 18/05/2017), Everest permit-dodger released on Rs 1,000 bail (kp 23/05/2017), Everest permit dodger let off $22,000 fine (ht 27/05/2017)

Sherchan, 85, dies on Everest during world record bid: Initial reports suggest he had a heart attack. He was pronounced dead at 5:14pm on Saturday (kp 07/05/2017)

Sherpas protest at Everest base camp, demand summit certificates, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/05/2017), A valid case: The government should simplify the process to ensure that the Sherpa workers are also recognized as part of the expedition (ht 04/05/2017)

Big rush: 800 Everest hopefuls waiting for weather window, by Sangam Prasain (kp 03/05/2017)

Famed Swiss alpinist dies in Nuptse bid. by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 01/05/2017)

3 women arrive at base camp to summit Kanchanjunga, by Anand Gautam (kp 29/04/2017)

Highest number of permits issued for Mt Everest ever: As of Tuesday’s data, 365 individuals attempting to scale the 8,848-metre peak (kp 20/04/2017)

Dhaulagiri base camp bustling with climbers, by Ghanshyam Khadka (kp 17/04/2017)

Nepal grants climbing permit to 729 mountaineers this season (ht 16/04/2017)

Summit of Your Dream: It’s about conquering the top of the world and returning home safely, by Pooja Lakhey (ht 16/04/2017)

Mount Everest braces for ‘traffic jam’: About 400 climbers set to attempt feat this season (kp 16/04/2017), With more climbers traffic jam feared (ht 16/04/2017)

Three women set out to scale Mt Kanchenjunga (ht 11/04/2017)

Nepal asks climbers to clean quake-littered Everest camp (kp 30/03/2017)

First batch of spring climbers head to Mount Everest today, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 27/03/2017)

Some Everest climbers to be strapped with GPS device (kp 21/03/2017)

Sherchan launches bid to reclaim oldest Everester record (kp 07/03/2017) [This is simply stupid and should not be allowed! It endangerous Sherpas accompanying him!]

3 women to climb Kanchanjunga (kp 27/02/2017)

Makalu Adventure fined USD 4,000 for Everest summit fraud: Climbing Sherpas reveal Indian police couple never reached above 6,000 m, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 26/01/2017)

Spanish mountaineer evacuated from Everest (kp 24/01/2017)

Spanish, French climbers to climb Everest, Manaslu in style (ht 27/12/2016)

US explorer’s ‘record’ lands him in soup: Burch liable for action for flouting mountaineering law (ht 17/11/2016)

Two Romanians ascend Mt Peak 5 for first time (kp 10/11/2016)

All climbers don’t stand atop Mt Manaslu while ‘successfully’ summitting it, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 19/10/2016)

Sherpa dies on Lobuche; Japanese missing on Mt Manaslu, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 15/10/2016)

Give no leniency: As per the Tourism Act and mountaineering regulations a liaison officer assigned for a peak must stay at the base camp from the beginning to the end of every expedition (ht 04/10/2016)

Over 150 climbers summit Mt Manaslu in two days, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 02/10/2016)

Himalayas mistreated: nstead of conquering sacred mountains, we should be conquering our social and political ills, by Niranjan Mani Dixit (kp 14 August 2016)

Govt sets new rules for mountaineers (ht 19/07/2016)

Sherpas denied summit certificates, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 15/07/2016) [Only those who are carried by the Sherpas to the top get certificates, not the real heroes?]

The call of the mountains, by Prateebha Tuladhar (kp 18/06/2016)

Mt Everest records 456 south summits, five deaths, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 16/06/2016)

Wind, snow hamper search on Everest (kp 26/05/2016)

Over 350 scale Everest, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 23/05/2016)

Australian and Dutch climbers die on way back from Everest (kp 22/05/2016)

Lhakpa Sherpa breaks own record to climb Everest a seventh time (kp 21/05/2016), Lhakpa talks of endurance after scaling Everest seven times, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 28/05/2016)

A crowded day atop Everest as over 150 reach summit (kp 20/05/2016), Over 200 climbers scale Mt Everest (ht 20/05/2016), 202 climbers atop Mt Everest in a single day (rep 20/05/2016)

88 including 36 foreigners atop Everest in 6 days, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 17/05/2016)

20 stranded trekkers rescued: Were descending to Manang after climbing Mt Saribung in Mustang, by Aash Gurung (kp 15/05/2016)

First climbers set foot on top of Everest in 2 years: Open doors for expeditioners to reach summit after deadly disasters (kp 12/05/2016), 9 Sherpa become first to summit Everest in three years, by Sagar Ghimire (rep 12/05/2016), British climbers first foreigners to scale Mt Everest in two years, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 13/05/2016), 27 climbers scale Mt Everest (kp 14/05/2016), Three more ascend Mount Everest (kp 15/05/2016)

Slovakian climbers rescued after 17 hours, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 12/05/2016)

97 mountaineering teams off to different peaks (kp 10/05/2016), Mountaineers set for final push to Everest peak, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/05/2016)

Icefall doctors secure route up to Camp IV (kp 06/05/2016)

Russian climber missing in Nepal’s Himalayas (ht 06/05/2016)

Septuagenarian Spaniard oldest mountaineer to scale Mt Annapurna: Thirty climbers scale world’s 10th highest mountain on a single day in the first successful summit this spring, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 02/05/2016)

289 climbers in bid to scale Everest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 01/05/2016)

President Bhandari honours mountaineers (ht 01/05/2016)

Four foreign climbers dead: Two fell into an icy crevasse, while two others died of altitude sickness (ht 28/04/2016)

Mt Everest climbers move to higher camps, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 27/04/2016)

Despite disasters, climbers return to Everest (ht 24/04/2016)

Female climbers blaze trails for their gender (ht 18/04/2016)

Icefall doctors fix climbing route up to Camp II, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/04/2016)

Disasters don’t deter Mt Everest climbers, by Sangam Prasain (kp 08/04/2016), 130 complain of altitude sickness, five evacuated (ht 08/04/2016)

Avalanches hamper mountaineers' preparations, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 06/04/2016)

Base camp officials to facilitate climbers, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 03/04/2016)

They die, we go home, by Mike Chambers (kp 01/04/2016)

Army personnel to dominate Mt Everest expeditions this season, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 31/03/2016)

Sherchan’s fresh bid to be oldest Everesteer, by Anup Ojha (kp 29/03/2016)

Icefall doctors report cracks, holes along Everest route, by Kumbha Raj Rai (kp 25/03/2016) [Next Everest disaster in the waiting?], Mountaineers set for spring bid on Mt Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 27/03/2016)

71 climbers keen to scale Everest, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 21/03/2016)

Icefall doctors back to Everest: Leave for base camp to fix route for the upcoming climbing season; Climbing expeditions have been disrupted for two years because of avalanches and inclement weather (kp 28/02/2016), ‘Ice doctors’ return to Everest for spring (ht 29/02/2016)

Everest permits to be extended, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/02/2016), Govt extends 2015 spring climbing permits by two years, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 01/03/2016), 2015 Everest permits extended for two years, by Sangam Prasain (kp 02/03/2016)

Proposal to extend validity of climbing permits stuck in finance ministry, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 08/02/2016)

Permit extension to benefit 801 climbers, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/01/2016)

Apex court rulkes in favour of NMA: Allows it to issue climbing permits for 33 mountains (ht 04/01/2016)

Climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hit Everest industry (kp 21/12/2015)

NMA monopoly on climbing permits ended, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 17/10/2015)

Austrian mountaineer dies of altitude sickness (ht 04/10/2015)

Tabei worried about growing footfalls, by Sangam Prasain (kp 23/09/2015)

Climbers return to Manaslu, by Sudip Kaini (kp 18/09/2015)

Profiting from tragedy: Expedition operators are using the avalanche tragedies on Everest to extort climbers, by Damien Francois (nt 18/09/2015)

French army team to scale Annapurna peaks (ht 12/09/2015)

Over 100 climbers attempting to scale Mount Manaslu: 36 teams get permits to ascend Nepali peaks, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 08/09/2015)

Icefall doctors at base camp to fix Everest route for autumn: Two Japanese climbers to attempt to scale the world’s highest mountain in the new season, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 18/08/2015)

Petition for stay order against NMA dumped (kp 04/08/2015)

NMA slams writ against its royalty collection rights (kp 28/07/2015)

NMA pledges to do the needful to revive mountain tourism (ht 25/07/2015)

Mountaineering experts suggest ‘safety council’ (kp 18/07/2015)

Govt to seek assurances Everest is safe post-quakes (ht 12/06/2015)

Govt ‘positive’ on extending permits (kp 30/05/2015), Govt may extend Everest climbing permits (ht 30/05/2015)

Everest draws a blank after four decades of climbing, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 29/05/2015)

After two disasters on Everest, Sherpas worry about future (ht 10/05/2015)

Cleaning instead of climbing: A multinational group of climbers decided that even if they couldn’t climb Everest, they would clean it up, by Damien Francois

Govt shuts Everest for this season; Impossible to fix route above base camp: Icefall doctors (ht 04/05/2015), Everest expeditions called off this year too, by Sangam Prasain (kp 06/05/2015), Govt urged to extend climbing permits till ’16 (ht 06/05/2015)

Everest expeditions to resume within a week after deadly tremor, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 30/04/2015) [?????????????]

Mountaineers move to Camp 2; 53 liaison officers yet to reach Everest Base Camp, by Rajan Pokhrel (kp 24/04/2015), Youngest and the oldest climbers (ht 24/04/2015), First rescue above Camp 1 (ht 24/04/2015)

Because it is there: The lesson from the Everest tragedy is to spread the benefits of mountaineering to other areas of Nepal and ensure that mountaineering fees go for the welfare of high altitude workers (nt 24/04/2015)

83-year-old to scale Everest for 2nd time (kp 23/04/2015), Sherchan, 84, leaving for Lukla tomorrow: Is in bid to reclaim the record of oldest person to climb Mt Everest (ht 23/04/2015)

Avalanche victims remembered: Everest climbing halted due to bad weather, by Khumbaraj Rai (kp 19/04/2015)

Welfare fund for trekking, mountaineering workers (kp 19/04/2015), Govt to set up welfare fund for trekking workers (ht 19/04/2015)

Everest expeditions want choppers to ferry gear to Camp 1, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 19/04/2015)

Safe journey: Precautions must be taken so that this climbing season remains disaster free (kp 17/04/2015)

Record number of climbers likely to make Everest bid, by Sangam Prasain (kp 14/04/2015), Snowfall affects climbing in Everest region, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/04/2015), Bad weather confines mountaineers in tents, by Sangam Prasain and Pragati Shah (16/04/2015)

Malaysian national missing in Annapurna area for 13 days (ht 13/04/2015)

Icefall doctors fix new route: 109 climbers renew their 2014 permits to scale world’s highest peak, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 10/04/2015)

Scores of mountaineers taken ill: 15 evacuated from Everest region,150-plus get treatment, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 08/04/2015), Scaling Mt Everest this season? Before the expedition know how to deal with High Altitude Illnesses, by Ritesh Goel (ht 12/04/2015)

Spring climbing kick-starts in style, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 05/04/2015)

Finnish, Nepali climbers killed while descending from Annapurna (ht 26/03/2015)

Work begins to establish safer route up Everest, by Sangam Prasain (kp 24/03/2015)

Aspiring Everesters permitted to make another attempt, by Sangam Prasain (kp 20/03/2015), Govt extends individual
mountaineering permits
, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 20/03/2015), Individual Everest permits also extended for 5 years, by Kriti Bhuju (rep 20/03/2015)

Individual permit extension awaiting Cabinet approval, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 15/03/2015)

Italian mountaineers put off bid to scale Mount Manaslu (ht 08/03/2015)

Aftershocks of the Everest avalanche: Big drop in Everest bookings this spring affects the livelihood of high-altitude Nepali guides, by Om Astha Rai (nt 27/02/2015)

Govt indecision hits spring tourism: Only two climbing applications filed for the season, none for Everest, Lhotse or Nuptse (ht 16/02/2015)

Autumn season records only 20 per cent successful summits Of the 42 mountains permitted for climbing,only 242 mountaineers summited 16 peaks, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 06/02/2015)

Budget climbing on its way out, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 01/02/2015)

Minister adds to confusion over climbing permits, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 14/01/2015)

Seven Summits Women Team arriving home (ht 09/01/2015)

Mount Everest climbing season faces uncertainty of Himalayan proportions, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 08/01/2015)

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