Nepal

Broke a couple of bones, managed to climb out all by himself after 6 hours. The guy's name is John All. Looks like he is safe and in hospital now.

U.S. climber survives 70-foot fall on Mount Himlung in the Himalayas

A college professor is lucky to be alive after falling 70-feet into an ice crevasse while doing climate research in Nepal. John All survived the fall with a fractured arm, several broken ribs and numerous […]

05/23/2014

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the […]

04/22/2014

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

DiCaprio Foundation donates $3 million to WWF

  NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio wants to help the tiger population of Nepal. His Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation has awarded $3 million in grants to the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to work with the […]

11/21/2013

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Airport to Everest presents a risky flight

LUKLA, Nepal (AP) — As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst out in applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the […]

06/17/2013

Yuichiro Miura, 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber, the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)

No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won’t make any further attempts to scale the world’s highest peak — even though his new record may soon be […]

05/26/2013

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5 climbers feared dead on world’s 3rd highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world’s third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday. The five disappeared Monday on Mount Kanchenjunga, […]

05/24/2013

Brigitte Bardot (Photo credit: http://www.fondationbrigittebardot.fr/)

France’s Bardot threatens exile over elephants

PARIS (AP) — Sex symbol-turned-animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot is threatening to join actor Gerard Depardieu in Russian exile unless France halts the scheduled euthanasia of two sick circus elephants.

01/04/2013

Nepal avalanche hit climbers as they were sleeping

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – Mountaineers who survived a pre-dawn avalanche high on the world’s eighth-tallest peak say they waited an hour for the sun to come up and then saw pieces of tents and bodies […]

09/24/2012