Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits

World 05/29/19, 06:26

Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest peak.Government officials said at an event ...

Nepal’s record-setting Everest guide returns hero

Asia & Pacific 05/25/19, 19:46

Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the airport. His wife hugged him and ...

Sherpa climber scales Mount Everest for record 23rd time

World 05/15/19, 00:53

Sherpa climber Kami Rita scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for a 23rd time, breaking his own record for the most successful ascents of the world's highest peak.Rita reached the summit with other climbers Wednesday morning and all of them were reported to be safe, said Gyanendra Shrestha, a Nepalese government ...

Snow days? Winter sports industry preps for climate change

Sports 12/25/18, 09:05

For many people the holidays signal the start of a joyous time — snow season. It means strapping on skis or hopping onto a sled to tear into soft, fluffy powder.That's the case for Greg Corio, who for almost two decades has been an avid ice climber."The only way to ...

In ‘Free Solo,’ a steeper challenge for Honnold than El Cap

Entertainment 09/25/18, 15:55

A new documentary not only chronicles rock climber Alex Honnold's famed, free solo ascent of Yosemite's El Capitan, a 3,000-foot wall of sheer granite, it also depicts an arguably stepper challenge for the 33-year-old Honnold: moving out of his van and maintaining a long-term relationship.Honnold's ascent of El Cap without ...

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