The record number of mountaineers crowding Mount Everest this climbing season has left a government clean-up crew struggling to clear away everything from abandoned tents to human waste which threatens drinking water for local communities.
A clean-up expedition on Mount Everest has removed 24,200lb of rubbish and four dead bodies from the world’s highest mountain, Nepalese officials said.
Nepal’s reluctance to limit the number of permits it issues to scale Mount Everest has contributed to dangerous overcrowding, with inexperienced climbers impeding others and causing deadly delays, seasoned mountaineers said.
Family, friends and supporters have welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide on his return to Nepal’s capital, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.
An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountain on each of the seven continents by reaching the summit of Mount Everest died of probable altitude sickness on the way down, mountaineering officials said.
The Irish premier has said he hopes an Irish climber missing on Mount Everest can be found and brought home to his family.
A Dundee University student is to attempt to cycle the height of Everest on Dundee Law for charity.
Adventurer Ben Fogle has made it to the summit of Mount Everest.
Former Olympian Victoria Pendleton has been forced to pull out of a climb of Mount Everest due to health concerns.
Ben Fogle has said society today avoids risk and “mollycoddles” children, as he prepares to attempt to climb Mount Everest.