Mount Everest

First blind Chinese mountaineer scales Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Chinese Zhang Hong has scaled Mount Everest from the Nepal side, becoming the first blind man in Asia and the third in the world to climb the tallest peak in the world. “No matter if you’re disabled or normal,

Mount Everest is higher than thought, says Nepal and China

KATHMANDU: Nepal and China have settled a long-running conflict over the height of the world’s tallest peak that straddles their shared border and said that Mount Everest is higher than previously thought. Both countries had differed over its exact height but

Microplastics found on top of the world at Mount Everest

KATHMANDU (AFP): Traces of microplastics have been found close to the top of Mount Everest, a study showed, likely originating from equipment used by the hundreds of climbers who summit the world’s highest peak every year. Fluorescent tents, discarded climbing