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Category Archives: Asia
The New York Times reports Sherpa L. G. Khambache, 41, of Brooklyn, plans to crawl the 13 mile length of Manhattan to Ground Zero.
Everestnews reports a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle landed on the top of Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15!
Webindia reports Slovenian Marko Lihteneker apparently died while descending from Everest.
Reuters reports Italian climber Christian Kunters, 42, died in an avalanche on Annapurna.
Everest News reports Sumbu Sherpa, working for the Spanish ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âAl FiloÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ team, died in Makalu WestÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s BC (5400m) apparently from high altitude pulmonary edema.
Mounteverest.net reports Ed Viesturs summited Annapurna and became the first American to summit all 14 8,000+ metre peaks. Only 12 climbers have done all 14. Viesturs summited all without supplementary O2 — something only five other climbers have done.
smh.com reports blind Australian Gerrad Gossens halted his Everest climb after falling into a creavasse his guide did not warn him about.
EverestNews reports an avalanche injured 5 climbers ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Å including one without a permit ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢â¬Å and flattened 60 to 70 tents at Camp 1 on Everest.
Newswatch50 reports an Oswego, NY, man on a charity climb Everest for his mother fell into a crevasse.
The Herald reports Sean Egan, 63, of Ottawa had a heart attack while leading an Everest expedition in hopes of becoming the oldest Canadian to climb the mountain.
China News reports a weather station has erected on Dongrongbu Glacier at 6,500 meters on Mount Everest (Qomolangma) and it will be monitored until October. The station will continue to collect data which will be retrieved when climbing season resumes … Continue reading
Webindia reports four climbers in five days have died descending Mt Pumori, which means ‘the Unmarried One’, the 7,161 m peak lying next to Mt Everest.
The Sunday Herald says Afghanistan is trying to promote mountaineering tourism by publicizing its virgin 6,000 metre peaks in the Hindu Kush and is training 12 former guerrilla fighters to become alpine guides and the country has a special landmine … Continue reading
News24 reports a leech lodged in the nostril of a Hong Kong woman after she washed her face in a stream.
The climbing community was taken aback by early reports that two Russian Everest climbers had been injured by a Maoist car bomb in Nepal. Although the Russians were indeed injured they were identified later as just trekkers. They are being … Continue reading