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President flags-in Indian Army’s Everest team


July 3rd, 2012 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) President Pratibha Patil Tuesday flagged in a mixed Indian Army team that scaled Mount Everest, creating history by putting 17 climbers on the world's ... 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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Bravehearts write new records on Mt Everest


May 7th, 2011 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, May 7 (IANS) Braving torrential winds and vagaries of the weather, adventurous climbers have begun summiting Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, in an unusually early accomplishment ... Read more...

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Young girl from Arunachal to lead international expedition to Mt. Everest


April 18th, 2011 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 18 (ANI): A young girl from Arunachal Pradesh has been selected to lead the International Everest Expedition (IIE) 2011, creating history of sorts in Indian mountaineering.Anshu Jamsenpa will lead ... Read more...

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Ex Kiwi cricketer Adam Parore to climb Mt. Everest for charity


March 9th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Mar 9 (ANI): Former New Zealander cricketer Adam Parore has said that he would make an attempt to climb Mt. Everest to raise funds for a charity, Make-A-Wish New Zealand, this ... Read more...

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How hearts adapt and recover from low oxygen


February 1st, 2011 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): From the highest mountaintop comes a new study that sheds light on what happens to the hearts of people when exposed to low-levels of oxygen, such as those ... Read more...

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Everest soil polluted by dangerous levels of arsenic, cadmium


December 3rd, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 3 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the soil on Mount Everest contains dangerous levels of arsenic and cadmium.Both heavy metals were found at levels higher than those the ... Read more...

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Now, Internet access on Everest summit


October 29th, 2010 - 6:02 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 29 (ANI): Climbers would now be able to make video calls and surf the Internet on their mobile phones while at the top of Mount Everest, thanks to a Nepalese ... Read more...

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Jessica Beil now wants to climb Mount Everest


May 4th, 2010 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 4 (IANS) After conquering the highest peak of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, actress Jessica Beil has now set her sights on Mount Everest. "I'm thinking about trekking to Everest base camp. ... Read more...

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After being bowled over, it’s now checkmate for Mt Everest


April 28th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 28 (IANS) Around this time last year, Mt Everest, the highest peak in the world, was bowled over as British cricket enthusiasts played the first Twenty20 match in ... Read more...

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Australian woman to make second attempt on Mt. Everest


April 11th, 2010 - 1:21 pm ICT by ANI
Adelaide, Apr 11(ANI): An Australian woman, who turned back just 400 metres short of the 8848m summit of Mount Everest in 2007, will join a team led by fellow Australian climber Duncan ... Read more...

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Not eyeing records, says India’s youngest Everest challenger (Lead) (With Images)


March 26th, 2010 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) Unlike other teens, his heroes are not cricketers or movie stars. He hardly watches cricket matches and films don't interest him. Instead, Arjun Vajpai, 16 years ... Read more...

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I am not eyeing records, says India’s youngest Everest challenger (With Images)


March 26th, 2010 - 12:39 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 26 (IANS) Unlike other teens, his heroes are not cricketers or movie stars. In fact, he hardly ever watches cricket matches and films don't interest him. Instead, Arjun Vajpai, 16 ... Read more...

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Noida teenager sets his sight on Everest


March 25th, 2010 - 12:58 am ICT by IANS
Noida, March 24 (IANS) Sixteen-year-old Noida student Arjun Vajpayee has set his sights on the world's highest peak Mount Everest and will leave for Nepal Thursday. "He will be leaving for Kathmandu ... Read more...

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Haryana teacher sets sights on Mt Everest


March 24th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, March 24 (IANS) For a person who had her first glimpse of a mountain in a poster when she was 18 years old, physical education teacher Mamata Sodah has come a ... Read more...

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Nepal tourist board to host world’s highest gay marriage on Mt. Everest!


March 16th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 16 (ANI): Gay couples can head to Mount Everest for marriage, as Nepal tourist board is hosting world's highest same-sex marriage on the base camp of the mountain in a ... Read more...

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Nepal ‘to stage gay weddings on Everest’


January 20th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan.20 (ANI): Nepal is set to stage same-sex weddings on Mount Everest as part of a bid to promote the country as the homosexual tourism capital of Asia. According to ... Read more...

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Nepal government ends Everest meet with summit pledge (Lead)


December 4th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) Nepal's coalition government Friday basked in global limelight and applause with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal leading a historic meeting of his cabinet in the shadow ... Read more...

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Historic Nepal Cabinet meet for green cause concludes


December 4th, 2009 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Kathmandu, Dec 4 (ANI): The much-anticipated Nepal Cabinet meet which aimed at highlighting the impact of climate-change in the Himalayas, has concluded in Kalapatthar plateau near Mt. Everest Base Camp at an ... Read more...

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Nepal ministers talk global warming in icy Everest heights


December 4th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Dec 4 (IANS) Nepal's coalition government Friday basked in the global limelight with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal leading a historic meeting of his cabinet in the shadow of ... Read more...

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Everest swaps places with ousted Nepal king’s palace


December 2nd, 2009 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, Dec 2 (IANS) Four years ago, when Mt Everest was the tallest peak in the world and Nepal's King Gyanendra the emperor of Hindus worldwide, both were considered national icons by ... Read more...

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Indian, among three skydivers to jump over Mount Everest


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Gorak shep (Nepal), Sep 23(ANI): Three skydivers, including one Indian and two British nationals, achieved an astounding feat on Tuesday when they jumped from an altitude of 6,154 metres (20,000 feet) to ... Read more...

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Team India does nation proud on Mt Everest (Lead)


May 21st, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 21 (IANS) In May 1959, six years after Mt Everest had been first climbed by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, India sent its first expedition to Mt ... Read more...

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Everest T20 scores over Nepal wardens


April 13th, 2009 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Kathmandu, April 13 (IANS) Everest T20 has survived a googly by Nepal's national park wardens to proceed with the unique match next week, tourism officials said. The incredible idea of playing a Twenty20 ... Read more...

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Cricket-loving explorers head for match on Everest


April 10th, 2009 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr.10 (ANI): A party of 50 cricket-loving explorers departed Lord's yesterday for an unusual tour. In 11 days' time, after flying, driving and finally trekking to a plateau 5,000 metres (17,000 ... Read more...

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Brit cyclist successfully circumvents globe on a Penny Farthing


November 10th, 2008 - 1:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): A British cyclist has pedaled his way around the world on a Penny Farthing, a handmade replica of a Victorian bicycle, passing through important landmarks like Indias ... Read more...

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Nepal bans US climber for two years over Tibet


July 11th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, July 11 (IANS) The Nepal government has slapped a two-year ban on two Western climbers for the first time in the mountaineering history of the Himalayan nation, which ... Read more...

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Everest torch relay team holds test run (Lead)


May 2nd, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by admin
DPA Beijing, May 2 (DPA) A group of 50 climbers engaged in a trial run Friday as China held final preparations to conquer the world's tallest peak, Mt. Everest, with the Olympic torch ... Read more...

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China announces Everest Olympic torch relay team


May 2nd, 2008 - 3:10 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Mt. Everest Base Camp, May 2 (Xinhua) China Friday announced the squad that will carry the Olympic flame to world's highest peak, the Mount Everest. The 50-member team consists of torch bearers, ... Read more...

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Everest turning into world’s highest cesspool


May 2nd, 2008 - 1:55 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, May 2 (IANS) A deadly peril lurks on Mt Everest, the highest summit in the world, which is far more dangerous than the freezing cold, gale winds and recently ... Read more...

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Mountaineer with Free Tibet banner barred from Everest


April 23rd, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by admin
DPA Kathmandu, April 23 (DPA) Nepalese authorities have barred an American mountaineer from climbing the Mount Everest after discovering a Free Tibet banner in his possession, Nepalese media reports said Wednesday. The mountaineer, ... Read more...

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Nepali housewife, salesgirl, journo…off to conquer Everest


April 23rd, 2008 - 12:02 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, April 23 (IANS) Ten Nepali women are trying to create history this summer with an expedition to Mt. Everest that, like never before, brings together people from different walks ... Read more...

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Childrens Everest trek paves way for lung research


April 15th, 2008 - 5:49 pm ICT by admin
London, April 15 (ANI): A study of nine British children who trekked towards Everest Base Camp has furnished data that can form the basis for future research into potent strategies to ... Read more...

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Nepal to block access to Mt.Everest to allow China to take Olympic flame to Tibet


March 14th, 2008 - 6:53 pm ICT by admin
Kathmandu, Mar.14 (ANI): Nepal will block access to Mount Everest in early May to ensure China can take the Olympic torch to the roof of the world. The move is to prevent ... Read more...

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China fears Everest of Tibetan protests ahead of Olympics


March 11th, 2008 - 6:58 pm ICT by admin
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, March 11 (IANS) Thousands of mountaineers, porters and guides have been left in the lurch with China announcing that it was curbing further expeditions to the highest mountain in ... Read more...

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