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  1. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal blames 'cheap tourists' for falling victim to deadly snowstorm

    Posted Oct 19th 2014, 06:27am by GUARDIAN, KYODO

    ... Agencies in Kathmandu 'Cheap tourists' blamed for falling victim to snowstorm Officials in Nepal have blamed the high death toll from last week's snowstorm in the Himalayas on "cheap" tourists who failed to hire guides to cross a mountain pass to save money. At least 40 people were killed and around 175 injured when the sudden snowstorm in the country's Annapurna ...

  2. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Surviving trekkers speak of heart-pounding escape from Nepal avalanche that killed 29

    Posted Oct 17th 2014, 01:26pm by AP, Reuters

    ... toll rose to 29, rescuers widened their search on Friday for trekkers in Nepal’s northern mountains who were stranded since a series of blizzards and avalanches battered the Himalayas early this week, officials said. The tragedy is the second major mountain disaster in Nepal this year, after an ice-avalanche killed 16 sherpa guides on Mount Everest in April. The government, meanwhile, ...

  3. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Nepal avalanche sweeps away climbers

    Posted Sep 24th 2012, 12:39pm by Associated Press in Katmandu

    ... mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. The avalanche a day earlier hit a camp with more than two dozen climbers high up the slopes of the world’s ... on the mountain were also searching on foot and had managed to bring three more bodies to the base camp on Monday, Kuwar said. The bodies of a Nepalese guide and a German man were recovered on Sunday ...

  4. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Two die on Everest as good weather lures hundreds of climbers

    Posted May 22nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Korea was attempting the climb without supplementary oxygen and died on his way down the mountain. Mohammed Hossain, 35, from Bangladesh, died in his tent a few hours after successfully climbing ... died on the 8,848-metre mountain this season. Some 300 people have perished trying to reach the summit during the last six decades. The bodies of some of them remain on the mountain. May ...

  5. News - Asia - NEPAL

    European climbers flee Everest after confrontation with Sherpas

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... and two companions, confronted on Everest by an angry mob of Sherpas, are returning home after deciding they no longer feel safe enough to stay on the mountain. Speaking from Lukla, the town that acts as gateway to the Everest region, Jon Griffith told of the moment when a group of up to 100 Sherpas confronted them about an argument higher up the mountain. "It was obvious ...

  6. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Twelve Nepali guides killed by avalanche in worst-ever Everest accident

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Kathmandu First major avalanche on Mount Everest this climbing season and deadliest avalanche in eight years hits the most popular climbing route to the mountain’s peak An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, ...

  7. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Plan for safety ladder on Everest's 'Hillary Step' gains support

    Posted May 28th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... causing lengthy delays as mountaineers queued to descend or ascend harder sections. "Most of the traffic jams are at the Hillary Step because only one person can go up or down. If you have ... co-ordinates the work to prepare the traditional route up the mountain for clients. The plan has received some support from the world's mountaineering authorities. Frits Vrijlandt, the president ...

  8. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Sherpa guides count avalanche dead and prepare for next Everest climb

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 11:37pm by AP

    ... quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they could ... Four survivors had been flown to hospitals in Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, where they were in stable condition. For the Sherpas, the once-obscure mountain people whose name has become ...

  9. News - Asia - NEPAL

    Climbing season in disarray as more Sherpas leave Mount Everest base camp

    Posted Apr 25th 2014, 07:58pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Kathmandu Major expedition companies cancel climbs as more Sherpas quit the mountain after an avalanche killed 16 of their fellow guides last week Nepal’s attempts to salvage the Mount Everest climbing season took another hit on Friday as more Sherpa mountain guides packed and left the base camp for their village homes a week after the deadliest disaster ...

  10. News - Asia - NEPAL

    'No hope' of survivors after massive Nepal landslide, says official

    Posted Aug 03rd 2014, 01:48pm by AP

    ... eight bodies have been found since the landslide early on Saturday blocked a mountain river, causing the water to form a lake that was threatening to burst and sweep away several villages. ...




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