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80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest May 9th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Two octogenarians are preparing to go head-to-head to determine who will hold the record for the oldest to summit Mt. Everest; 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal and his 80-year-old rival Yuichiro Miura of Japan are both currently in Everest Base Camp on the South Side of the mountain. Sometime in the next couple of weeks, the two climbers will set out for the 29,029-foot summit as they...

Spring Climbing And Trekking Season Begins In Nepal

Spring Climbing And Trekking Season Begins In Nepal Mar 28th, 2013 at 8:00AM: The streets of Kathmandu are bustling with traffic today as the spring climbing and trekking seasons get underway in the Himalaya. Over the next few days, hundreds of mountaineers and backpackers will descend on the capital of Nepal before setting out for the country's legendary hiking trails and unmatched alpine settings. For many, this will be a trip of a lifetime, taking them on a grand...

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More

Google Street View Takes Us To New Heights On Everest, Kilimanjaro And More Mar 19th, 2013 at 8:00AM: We're big fans of Google Street View here at Gadling and over the past few months we've enjoyed the addition of the Grand Canyon, Great Barrier Reef and the Amazon River, amongst other destinations. Through the use of modern technology, Google has given us the opportunity to explore some very exciting places without ever having to leave the comfort of our own homes. Now, with its latest addition...

Trek To Everest Base Camp For A Good Cause

Trek To Everest Base Camp For A Good Cause Mar 10th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Trekking in Nepal has long been a staple of adventure travel and one of the more popular trekking routes is the path to Everest Base Camp. Every year, thousands of hikers make the pilgrimage to the tallest mountain on the planet just to soak up the culture and landscapes of the Himalaya. It is a beautiful and challenging hike that will certainly leave a lasting impression on all who go. This...

Trek To Everest Base Camp To Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The First Summit

Trek To Everest Base Camp To Celebrate The 60th Anniversary Of The First Summit Jan 12th, 2013 at 12:00PM: On May 29, 1953, Edmund Hilliary and Tenzing Norgay became the first men to summit Mt. Everest, the world's tallest peak. Their daring and historic climb ended a decades-long quest to conquer the 29,029-foot mountain and by accomplishing that task, the two men became instant celebrities across the globe. To celebrate that amazing feat, adventure travel company Ace the Himalaya is organizing a 60th...

Plane Crash Kills 19 In Nepal

Plane Crash Kills 19 In Nepal Sep 29th, 2012 at 8:00AM: A plane bound for the infamous Lukla airport in Nepal crashed yesterday, killing all 19 people on board. It is believed that the aircraft struck a bird shortly after takeoff from Kathmandu, resulting in the crash minutes later. This is the sixth such accident in the past two years, calling into question the level of air safety in the country. The plane, operated by Sita Air, set off with 16...

2012 Summit Day Begins On Everest

2012 Summit Day Begins On Everest May 19th, 2012 at 8:00AM: It will be a very busy day today at the top of the world. After months of planning and weeks of preparation, today is the day that the climbers on Everest will begin heading up to the summit en masse. For most it will be the culmination of a lifelong dream to climb the highest mountain on Earth, for others it will simply be the latest climb in their pursuit of mountaineering greatness. The road...

One Foot - Everest Base Camp Trek

May 5th, 2012 at 10:00AM: Far above a trip to the Caribbean or Antarctica on my bucket list is a journey into the depths of Nepal, and I can't help but feel jealous that my friend Bassam Tarazi beat me to it. Tucked above the northeast corner of India through a seam of the Himalayas, Nepal is the definition of adventure. It seems far enough away from the western world to be free of any nonsense like reality television...

Dramatic Everest Rescue Caught On Video

Dramatic Everest Rescue Caught On Video May 3rd, 2012 at 8:00AM: A dramatic rescue took place on Mt. Everest this past weekend where photographer and filmmaker Corey Richards had to be evacuated from the mountain by helicopter. Much of the incident was captured on film, which offers insight into high altitude mountaineering rescue operations that can be employed to save a climber's life. Richards was climbing the world's tallest mountain as part of the...

First Climbers Arriving In Everest Base Camp Today

First Climbers Arriving In Everest Base Camp Today Apr 7th, 2012 at 8:00AM: The 2012 climbing season on Mt. Everest officially gets underway today when the first climbers begin to arrive in Base Camp on the south side of the mountain. They'll spend the next six weeks or so acclimatizing on the slopes of the world's tallest peak before attempting to climb up to the 8848-meter (29,029-foot) summit. Mountaineers first began arriving in Kathmandu, the gateway to the...

New film invites us to spend 40 Days at Base Camp

New film invites us to spend 40 Days at Base Camp Nov 27th, 2011 at 8:00AM: For decades Mt. Everest has held sway over the imagination of adventurers everywhere. Standing 29,029 feet in height, it is the tallest mountain on the planet and the focus of countless books, television shows, and movies. But a new documentary entitled 40 Days at Base Camp looks to offer new insights into what it takes to climb the mountain and spend more than a month living in its shadow. As...

Ultrarunner sets new Everest to Kathmandu speed record

Ultrarunner sets new Everest to Kathmandu speed record Nov 26th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Last week, British ultrarunner Lizzie Hawker set a new speed record for running from base camp on Mt. Everest to Kathmandu, Nepal, besting her own previous record in the process. The 35-year old endurance athlete covered the 200 mile distance in just 2 days, 23 hours, and 25 minutes. Hawker, who is considered one of the top long distance runners in the world, first made this run back in 2007,...

Trekkers stranded in Lukla, Nepal again

Trekkers stranded in Lukla, Nepal again Nov 8th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Bad weather in the Himalayas has left many travelers stranded in a remote village in Nepal this past weekend, stretching supplies and accommodations to the limit. Fortunately, improving conditions allowed for many of them to be evacuated yesterday, with those remaining are expected to return to Kathmandu today. Last week, heavy fog and rain descended on Lukla, a small village located at 9383...

Mountaineer summits Everest, tweets from the top

Mountaineer summits Everest, tweets from the top May 7th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Yesterday we mentioned that the Sherpas had finished fixing the ropes to the summit of Everest, clearing the way for all the commercial climbing teams to soon follow. We predicted that the big push to the top of the mountain was still a week away, but a British climber took advantage of good weather and empty slopes, to rush to the summit yesterday. Once there, he not only savored the view from...

First summits of the year on Everest

First summits of the year on Everest May 6th, 2011 at 8:00AM: The first successful summits of Mt. Everest for the 2011 spring climbing season took place yesterday, and as you might guess, they were accomplished by a group of Sherpas. The six-man team stood on the highest point on the planet after fixing the ropes to the summit, the same ropes that will now be used by the foreign climbers who will soon begin the long, challenging climb for themselves. Each...

Busy season for the doctors of Everest ER

Busy season for the doctors of Everest ER May 4th, 2011 at 8:00AM: The spring climbing season in the Himalaya is well underway, with dozens of teams climbing on a variety of mountains across the region. The busiest of those peaks is Mt. Everest of course, where in a few weeks time, a couple of hundred mountaineers will be hoping to stand on top of the highest summit on the planet. Many of them wouldn't have a chance of doing so however, if it weren't for the hard...

82-year old plans to climb Everest

82-year old plans to climb Everest Apr 23rd, 2011 at 8:00AM: 82-year old Shailendra Kumar Upadhyaya of Nepal is planning to climb Mt. Everest this spring in an attempt to show that even octogenarians can still be physically fit enough to accomplish such goals. If successful, he'll become the oldest person to reach the summit of the highest mountain on the planet. Earlier this week, Upadhayaya set out from Kathmandu on the trek to Everest Base Camp. He is...

Legendary Sherpa to attempt 21st summit of Everest

Legendary Sherpa to attempt 21st summit of Everest Apr 5th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Legendary Himalayan mountain guide Apa Sherpa has returned to his home country of Nepal once again this year, where he'll be attempting his 21st summit of Mt. Everest. If successful, he will extend his existing record as the man to accomplish that feat most often. Apa, who now lives in Utah, left his friends and family last Friday, and set off for the Nepali capital of Kathmandu. That city...

Nepal launches campaign to "Save Everest"

Nepal launches campaign to Apr 3rd, 2011 at 8:00AM: The Nepal Tourism Board has joined forces with the Everest Summiteers Association (ESA) and Eco Himal to launch the "Save Mt. Everest Campaign," a project which is designed to clean up the world's tallest mountain, and the Khumbu Valley where it resides, by June of 2012. Everest has always held a certain appeal with climbers and the general public alike, and over the past few decades, more and...

Mountain biker set to ride up Everest

Mountain biker set to ride up Everest Apr 1st, 2011 at 8:00AM: In the world of high altitude mountaineering, there are few challenges bigger than Mt. Everest. Standing 29,029 feet in height, it is the tallest peak on the planet, remaining unclimbed until 1953 when Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay finally reached the summit. Since then, literally hundreds of climbers have stood on top of the mountain, but not a single mountain biker has...

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