Kristin Harila said she and her team did everything they could at the time for 27-year-old Mohammed Hassan, a sherpa from another team, after drone footage shared by other climbers on social media showed her and others on a narrow, harrowing passage, stepping over his body.
British climber Kenton Cool, who holds the record for the most ascents of Everest by anyone born outside Nepal, says some operators are putting profits ahead of safety.
The results could help understand the effects of climate change at extremely high elevations, researchers say.
A woman found unconscious on Mount Everest is under fire for refusing to pay a rescue fee or thank the two climbers who gave up their summit dream to risk their lives saving her.
In an Instagram post, Ravichandran Tharumalingam thanked his rescue insurance and partner organisations, but omitted Gelje Sherpa’s name, who found him stuck in Everest’s infamous ‘death zone’.
Climbing Mount Everest has changed in the past 70 years. Expeditions take much less time, there have been thousands of successful ascents, and climbers today experience frequent traffic jams near the summit.
Gelje Sherpa and another guide hauled the Malaysian man from below the summit – where temperatures can dip below minus 30 Celsius – back to Camp 3.
In an Instagram post, the wife of Shrinivas Sainis Dattatraya wrote a tribute to the 39-year-old climber who went missing after reaching the summit on May 19.
Vivian Ying Cai wowed by the beauty of being on top of the world, but questions the amount of help it took to get there.
Kami Rita Sherpa reached the summit of Mount Everest for a record 28th time on Tuesday, an official said, completing his second ascent in just a week.
Muhammad Hawari Hashim, who is deaf and mute, went missing between Camp IV and Camp III during his descent after a successful ascent on May 18.
Hari Budha Magar, a former Gurkha soldier in the British army who lost both his legs in Afghanistan, arrived at Everest on April 17 but had to wait until May 19 to reach the summit.
Eight climbers, including the Chinese and Indian nationals, have died on Mount Everest during the current season which started in March.
69-year-old mountaineer reportedly began feeling unwell and died near Camp 2, around 6,400 metres up.
Climbers from China issued with 96 of the passes issued, US climbers get next most with 87. Overcrowding was blamed for 4 of the 11 deaths that happened in 2019.
Northern Ireland’s Noel Hanna, 56, had summited Everest 10 times and climbed the highest point on all seven continents.
John Tsang and his son Bob, 18, who climbed Everest together in May, talk about the physical and mental challenges they overcame to reach the summit.