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Putin peak summitted for first time


September 14th, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Bishkek, Sep 14 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Putin peak, a mountain in Kyrgyzstan named in honour of the Russian president, has been summited for the first time, an official said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Bodies of two US mountaineers found in Peru


July 30th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, July 30 (IANS/EFE) The bodies of two missing US climbers were found on Palcaraju, a mountain that rises more than 6,200 meters in Peru's northern Ancash region, police said.Ben ... Read more...

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Indians rewriting Everest story


May 19th, 2012 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) India has begun rewriting mountaineering history.Four bravehearts from Maharashtra became the first Indians to summit Mt Everest this climbing season while another 80 Indian climbers are ... Read more...

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Man dies minutes after scaling Mt Kilimanjaro


September 30th, 2011 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 30 (IANS) A 69-year-old Briton collapsed and died just minutes after fulfilling a life-long ambition to climb Africa's highest mountain peak, Mount Kilimanjaro. Businessman Alistair Cook had just sent ... Read more...

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Hundreds still stuck in remote villages in Sikkim


September 22nd, 2011 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi/Gangtok, Sep 22 (IANS) Even as most of the media focus has been on Manang in north Sikkim that is said to be the worst affected in Sunday's earthquake, ... Read more...

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Nepal quake fails to jolt India’s youngest Everest hero


September 21st, 2011 - 1:57 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Sep 21 (IANS) The major temblor that unleashed death and devastation in northeastern India and affected parts of Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan Sunday, killing over 80 people in the ... Read more...

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Nepal red tape threatens India’s Everest heroine


May 29th, 2011 - 3:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 29 (IANS) A hero's welcome and red carpet await Anshu Jamsenpa, the first Indian and the second woman to conquer Mt Everest, the word's highest peak, twice in ... Read more...

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‘Super Sherpa’ hangs up Everest boots after 21st summit


May 27th, 2011 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 27 (IANS) The best-known Sherpa climber in the world after Tenzing Norgay Friday announced he was hanging up his Everest boots after having created an incredible record of ... Read more...

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Nepali guru performs 32-hour miracle - on Mt Everest


May 23rd, 2011 - 3:05 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 23 (IANS) A 30-year-old Nepali guru, believed by his followers to be a divine being with supernatural powers, has created a record in the spiritual world by meditating ... Read more...

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Third climber dies on Mt Everest


May 13th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) A 59-year-old Japanese climber who had scaled Mt Everest twice in the past died while attempting to summit a third time, making the death toll this month ... Read more...

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Missing climber found dead on Argentine peak


March 2nd, 2011 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 2 (IANS/EFE) An Argentine rescue patrol found the body of a Polish mountaineer who had gone missing 16 days ago near the peak of Mt. Aconcagua, which ... Read more...

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Real Madrid rated as richest club in world for sixth straight year


February 10th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 10(ANI): Real Madrid has topped the league table of the world's 20 richest football clubs for the sixth straight year with a fortune of 438.6 million euros, according to ... Read more...

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Selfishness drives people to climb Everest?


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 23 (IANS) People who pay as much as $50,000 to climb Mount Everest often do so out of selfish motives, says a study. "In order to escape the rules, ... Read more...

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Conquering Mt Everest: romantic adventure or personal status pursuit?


December 23rd, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Enthusiastic adventurers these days are prepared to pay any amount of money to, say, conquer the Everest but a new study asks: Is it an adventure characterizing communitarian ... Read more...

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Indonesia’s Mount Bromo makes small eruption


November 27th, 2010 - 12:04 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEW) — Indonesia's Mount Bromo, located in the East Java province, on Friday erupted and spewed hot ash, although authorities say it poses no threat at the moment.The eruption ... Read more...

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Indonesia raises alert status for Mount Bromo


November 24th, 2010 - 12:41 am ICT by BNO News
JAKARTA, INDONESIA (BNO NEWS) -- Indonesia's Mount Bromo has had increased volcanic activity, prompting government officials to raise its alert status."We have recorded that Bromo's activity has become more intense since November ... Read more...

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20 years after crash, pilot’s body found in Bolivian Andes


November 11th, 2010 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
La Paz, Nov 11 (IANS/EFE) The body of a pilot missing for two decades has been recovered from a crash site on a mountain in the Andes near Bolivia's La Paz city, ... Read more...

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9-yr-old Nepalese boy may be the youngest Everest climber


November 8th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 8 (ANI): A Nepalese boy aged 9 is on the way to becoming the youngest person to climb the world's highest mountain, Everest.Tseten Sherpa, who scaled a 6,000-metre peak last ... Read more...

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Chopper on rescue operation crashes in Nepal


November 7th, 2010 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Nov 7 (IANS) Less than three months after an aircraft crashed in Nepal, killing all 14 people on board, a private helicopter running a rescue operation for two stranded ... Read more...

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Everest Connected Via 3G


November 1st, 2010 - 6:49 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
November 1, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The world’s highest peak is in news once more. This time for reasons electronic in nature. A certain telecom company has now ensured that ... Read more...

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19 times Everest summiter missing after avalanche in Nepal


October 25th, 2010 - 11:55 am ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Oct 25(ANI): Chhewang Nima, a Nepalese Sherpa famous in mountaineering circles for climbing Mount Everest 19 times, has gone missing after being struck by an avalanche while nearing the peak of ... Read more...

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Kilimanjaro climbers ‘putting their health at risk’


October 19th, 2010 - 6:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 19 (ANI): Experts have warned that people climbing Mount Kilimanjaro are taking unnecessary risks with their health.Travel firms have seen an increase in bookings following the successful summit by nine ... Read more...

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Two army climbers buried under snow avalanche (Lead)


September 21st, 2010 - 8:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Two Indian Army officers of a mountaineering team were killed when a snow avalanche hit their camp during an expedition in Uttarakhand, an official said Tuesday. The officers, ... Read more...

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Nepal backs Korean climber in summit dispute


August 27th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Aug 27 (IANS) The government of Nepal Friday came out strongly in support of an embattled South Korean, whose claim to be the first woman to have tamed all ... Read more...

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‘Harried’ Brit woman says dumping cat in bin was ‘just a joke’


August 25th, 2010 - 4:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 25 (ANI): The British woman, who was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin, has said that she did it as a joke, and cannot see what ... Read more...

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Swedish climber Fredrik Ericsson dies after a drastic fall on the K2 peak


August 7th, 2010 - 1:36 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Vienna, Aug 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) There are media reports that the renowned Swedish adventurer Fredrik Ericsson has been killed while he was trying to climb the K2 mountain.Media reports said that Fredrik, ... Read more...

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New Zealand’s highest peak may be named after Everest conqueror Edmund Hillary


August 5th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Aug.5 (ANI): A prominent ridge on Aoraki/Mount Cook, first climbed by Everest conqueror Sir Edmund Hillary more than 60 years ago, is proposed to be renamed Hillary Ridge.The New Zealand Geographic ... Read more...

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Jack Hanna Fends Off A Grizzly Bear By Utilizing Pepper Spray


July 28th, 2010 - 7:33 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
July 28, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): 63-year-old Jack Hanna happens to be an American animal specialist, who has attained the status of a celebrity. Hanna presently functions as the director ... Read more...

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Volunteer group spends 40 days removing rubbish from Mt. Everest’s ‘Death Zone’


July 20th, 2010 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, July 20 (ANI): Twenty people have braved dangerous "death zone" conditions of Mount Everest to clear the world's highest peak of rubbish left behind by climbers.Namgyal Sherpa, the leader of the ... Read more...

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Delhi schoolboy creates history, summits Mt. Everest


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 22 (IANS) A doughty schoolboy from New Delhi added yet another feat to the annals of mountaineering by becoming the youngest Indian to climb Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, ... Read more...

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Season’s first Indian conquest of Mt Everest goes unnoticed


May 19th, 2010 - 4:37 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 19 (IANS) The first Indian summitting of Mt Everest this season has gone virtually unnoticed with the western press, which dominates mountaineering news, ignoring it while Nepal's tourism ... Read more...

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Chinese climber dies after summiting Mt. Dhaulagiri


May 15th, 2010 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 15 (IANS) A Chinese mountaineer, from the country's first group of civilian climbers to summit the world's seventh-highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri, has died and four people sustained serious injuries after ... Read more...

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Everest begins to give up its dead


May 13th, 2010 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 13 (IANS) Years after they perished on the high Himalayan ranges of Nepal, including Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, the merciless mountains have now begun ... Read more...

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70-year-old grandmother abandons Everest climb (With Images)


May 11th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 11 (IANS) A 70-year-old grandmother who sought to become the oldest woman to conquer Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, has been forced to abandon her ... Read more...

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Everest claims first victim of 2010


May 3rd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 3 (IANS) With over 200 climbers hoping to summit Mt Everest this year, the world's highest peak has claimed its first victim this season with the disappearance of a Hungarian ... Read more...

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