Stories tagged: mount everest
UPDATED: Fri., May 1, 2020
China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world’s highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic.
UPDATED: Fri., March 27, 2020
From the sun-soaked beaches of Thailand to the foothills of Mount Everest in Nepal, tourists across Asia are finding their dream vacations have turned into travel nightmares as airlines cancel …
Mon., July 1, 2019
In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.
Sun., June 9, 2019
To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago.
Sat., June 1, 2019
There’s a lot to roll your eyes at about the modern Everest experience, but the desire to test your own limits by walking to the top of the world on …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019
Like any elite athlete, when Jim States was at the height of his climbing career, he practiced incessantly. That’s part of the reason why States, who now lives in Shelton, …
Wed., May 29, 2019
It was the final climb on his quest to reach the highest summit on all seven continents. When Christopher Kulish finally reached Mount Everest’s 29,035-foot peak, he joined an elite …
Tue., May 28, 2019
Chatur Tamang was on his way to the roof of the world when he hit a traffic jam.
Mon., May 27, 2019
A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother …
UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019
Family, friends and supporters have welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.
Fri., May 24, 2019
Officials say American climber Don Cash, who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, died of probable altitude sickness on the way down …
Fri., May 18, 2018
A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made …
Fri., May 18, 2018
An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.
Sat., Jan. 6, 2018
The Nepali government banned solo climbing on the world’s tallest peak on Dec. 30, 2017.
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017
Tragedy and a troubling mystery have enveloped Mount Everest as the mountain’s climbing season reaches its peak. The bodies of three Indian climbers were retrieved Sunday amid reports that climbers …
Sun., May 28, 2017
Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.
Sun., May 21, 2017
An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017
An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017
A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents – including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months – was killed Sunday in a …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016
Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb Mount Everest has died.
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016
Chris Kopczynski has had an enduring relationship with Chimney Rock.
Sun., May 22, 2016
An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world’s …
Fri., May 20, 2016
A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.
Wed., May 11, 2016
The first successful ascent of Mount Everest after a gap of two years was recorded on Wednesday, authorities confirmed. Nine Nepali climbers, who work as mountain guides and icefall doctors, …
Wed., April 13, 2016
A West Point graduate who went to high school in Georgia is climbing Mount Everest, aiming to break some records and raise awareness for soldiers’ mental health.
Tue., April 28, 2015
Two well-known Spokane adventurers in Nepal reported Monday they are unharmed as earthquakes continued to rumble and cause widespread havoc and death in the Himalayan country. Jess Roskelley, who’s on …
Sun., April 26, 2015
Climbing teams stuck on Mount Everest need a helicopter to bring them off the mountain following a massive Earthquake in Nepal and a subsequent avalanche on the mountain, Seattle mountaineering …
Sun., April 5, 2015
OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …
Sun., April 5, 2015
Dawes Eddy, 72, continues to rewrite the physical limitations of growing older, most recently during a butt-kicking hike in Grand Canyon National Park. The outdoor adventurer had a brush with …
Thu., March 26, 2015
On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …