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The Himalayas are commonly called the ‘Third Pole’ — the first and second being the North and South ones — because of the scale of the ice there.(Pixabay)

Climate scientists turn Mount Everest into a lab

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 07:41 PM IST
For two months, 34 scientists (along with sherpas and aides) turned the top of the world into a scientific laboratory.
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PM Modi hilariously asks Milind Soman ‘are you really that old’(Instagram/milindrunning)
PM Modi hilariously asks Milind Soman ‘are you really that old’(Instagram/milindrunning)

PM Modi hilariously asks Milind Soman ‘are you really that old’ during Fit India Dialogue, praises his mother for acing push-ups at 81

By Zarafshan Shiraz | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 04:09 PM IST
On the first anniversary of Fit India Movement, PM Modi reveals watching fitness video of Milind Soman’s mother on loop, takes a dig at Made in India star’s age during Fit India Dialogue
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Mouth Everest(Unsplash)
Mouth Everest(Unsplash)

Here’s how Mount Everest summit success rates doubled over last 30 years

By Press Trust of India | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The success rate of summiting Mount Everest, the world’s tallest peak, has doubled in the last three decades, while the death rate for climbers has hovered unchanged at around 1 per cent since 1990, according to a study.
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Haryana man’s Everest claim in question

By Saurabh Duggal | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 01:09 AM IST
Naba Kumar Phukon, who was the leader of the 14-member Everest expedition in 2016 with whom Yadav climbed, also said that photos of Yadav standing atop Everest are fake
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From the numerous virtual tours being offered nowadays, here are our top picks for the natural wonders of the world which you can explore without having to pay for a flight.(Pixabay)
From the numerous virtual tours being offered nowadays, here are our top picks for the natural wonders of the world which you can explore without having to pay for a flight.(Pixabay)

Mount Everest, Northern Lights, Avatar Mountains: Best ‘trips’ to take from your home with these virtual tours

By Jahnavi Gupta | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:11 PM IST
From the Northern Lights of Norway to the misty forest park of Zhāngjiājiè, explore the world’s most brilliant natural wonders from the comfort of your home.
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On June 28, 1992, Junko Tabei ascended the Puncak Jaya in Indonesia to become the first woman to complete the Seven Summits — that include the highest peak in every continent.(Illustration: Biswajit)
On June 28, 1992, Junko Tabei ascended the Puncak Jaya in Indonesia to become the first woman to complete the Seven Summits — that include the highest peak in every continent.(Illustration: Biswajit)

Junko Tabei: First woman to scale Mt Everest

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 04:58 PM IST
She became the world’s first woman to reach the summit of Mt. Everest, the world’s highest peak, on May 16, 1975. Her passion was propelled in part by the quest to defy odds, challenge stereotypes and prove wrong the chauvinist notion that doubts the ability of women to achieve goals like climbing Earth’s highest point.
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(Shutterstock)

Humour: Bucket list of a realist

By Rehana Munir | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON FEB 15, 2020 09:16 PM IST
They might not be Everest, but we’ve all got mountains to climb
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Insisting Bhansali’s films and Ashutosh Gowariker’s films exist in different worlds, Sahil Salathia, nonetheless says Deepika and Ranveer would be good parents to have.
Insisting Bhansali’s films and Ashutosh Gowariker’s films exist in different worlds, Sahil Salathia, nonetheless says Deepika and Ranveer would be good parents to have.

Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh are good parents to have, says actor who plays Bajirao-Mastani’s son in Panipat

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2019 01:07 PM IST
Panipat is Sahil’ Salathia’s second project with Ashutosh Gowariker - he had earlier worked in the filmmaker’s TV show, Everest.
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Ankeeta Kaul Ahlawat
Ankeeta Kaul Ahlawat

P’kula woman wins 1.6 lakh in KBC, says will help fulfil hubby’s dream of scaling Everest

By Yuvraj Kaushal, Panchkula
UPDATED ON NOV 22, 2019 01:28 AM IST
29-year-old Ankeeta Kaul Ahlawat, a technical analyst at a multi-national company and resident of Sector 11, Panchkula, reached the hot seat of KBC on Wednesday
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The 36-year-old Nirmal Purja, a former member of the Gurkhas as well as the elite Special Boat Service, kicked off his ambitious “Project Possible” in April.(Photo: @nimsdai/Twitter)
The 36-year-old Nirmal Purja, a former member of the Gurkhas as well as the elite Special Boat Service, kicked off his ambitious “Project Possible” in April.(Photo: @nimsdai/Twitter)

Nepali mountaineer, Nirmal Purja claims new climb record for world’s 14 highest peaks

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2019 01:59 PM IST
Nirmal Purja completed the climb of the 14 mountains, all over 8,000 metres (26,250 feet) in seven months, the post said
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Representational Image(Unsplash)
Representational Image(Unsplash)

Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2019 04:21 PM IST
In homes across the Nepali capital upcycled items, from pots to lamps, crafted from Everest waste products are slowly making their way as authorities and businesses look for fresh ways to tackle the damage caused by decades of commercial mountaineering.
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The story follows a Chinese teenager (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a cute, cuddly Yeti on the roof of her Shanghai apartment complex.
The story follows a Chinese teenager (Chloe Bennet) who encounters a cute, cuddly Yeti on the roof of her Shanghai apartment complex.

Creature comforts: Rashid Irani reviews Abominable

By Rashid Irani | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON SEP 26, 2019 04:59 PM IST
A heartwarming tale of friendship, magic and adventure
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A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent.(Photo: Screengrab/ Google)
A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent.(Photo: Screengrab/ Google)

Google Doodle celebrates Junko Tabei’s 80th birthday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2019 03:32 AM IST
A famous mountaineer, Tabei is also the first woman to climb all seven summits by reaching the highest peak on every continent. Google marked her 80th birth anniversary by dedicating a doodle to Tabei.
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Nirmal Purja has a target of seven months to climb 14 peaks.(Nirmal Purja MBE/ Twitter)
Nirmal Purja has a target of seven months to climb 14 peaks.(Nirmal Purja MBE/ Twitter)

Nepali climber set for final push to complete 14 peaks in 7 months

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2019 07:02 PM IST
Nepali climber Nirmal Purja climbed both the 8,848-metre Everest and Lhotse at 8,516 metres in a record 10 hours and 15 minutes in 2017.
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Panoramic beautiful view of mount Ama Dablam with beautiful sky on the way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Everest area, Nepal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Panoramic beautiful view of mount Ama Dablam with beautiful sky on the way to Everest base camp, Khumbu valley, Sagarmatha national park, Everest area, Nepal(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

‘It will keep mountains clean long term’: Everest region bans single-use plastic

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON AUG 21, 2019 03:11 PM IST
Environmentalists are also concerned that the pollution on Everest is affecting water sources down in the valley.
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Photograph showing the human traffic on Everest this season, looking back from the summit.(AP)
Photograph showing the human traffic on Everest this season, looking back from the summit.(AP)

How overcrowding near Everest summit is exposing climbers to grave risks

By Shail Desai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2019 06:30 PM IST
Eleven people died trying to climb Everest this year, one of the worst seasons on the mountain. Why the drive to stand on top of the world is proving lethal.
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Kuntal Joisher, the vegan climber to summit mount Everest twice, at his home in Ghatkopar.(Aalok Soni/HT)
Kuntal Joisher, the vegan climber to summit mount Everest twice, at his home in Ghatkopar.(Aalok Soni/HT)

Mumbai climber becomes first vegan to summit Everest on two routes

By Yesha Kotak | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 08:28 AM IST
Three years ago, Joisher said, he had reached the summit from the Nepalese (south) side. “But I was wearing animal leather and I decided I would do this again as a complete vegan — which includes all clothing and gear.”
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This file photo taken on April 22, 2018 shows Mount Everest in the Himalayas, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu.(AFP file photo)
This file photo taken on April 22, 2018 shows Mount Everest in the Himalayas, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu.(AFP file photo)

Weather station near Everest maps impact of climate change

By Jayashree Nandi | Hindustan Times, Washington DC
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 07:29 AM IST
The team also set up the highest weather station in the world at about 8,430 metres above sea level near the Everest summit last month. This will provide weather information from Everest in real-time.
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Data from the weather stations will help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.(AFP File Photo / Representive image)
Data from the weather stations will help communities respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the more than one billion people in the region.(AFP File Photo / Representive image)

World’s highest operating weather stations installed on Everest

By Indo Asian News Service | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2019 11:26 AM IST
The weather stations at Balcony area (8,430 m) and South Col (7,945 m), as well as three other weather stations on Mount Everest.
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Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.
Haryana Police sub-inspector Anita Kundu summited Mount Everest for the third time on May 21.

Mt Everest adventure ka Olympic hai, says Haryana cop Anita Kundu after summitting the highest peak thrice

By Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 05:23 PM IST
The Haryana sub-inspector has fought many odds and summited Mt Everest thrice. Her battles includes challenging the notion of early marriage in her hometown.
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Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.(Associated Press)
Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.(Associated Press)

Despite traffic on Mount Everest, they conquered the peak

By Aditya Dogra, Naina Arora | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 10:08 AM IST
Through the journey of a climber, we look into how menacing the climbers’ queue on Everest really was.
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The view of Mountain Kala Patthar from the frozen bed of lake Gorak Shep(Milind Bhide)
The view of Mountain Kala Patthar from the frozen bed of lake Gorak Shep(Milind Bhide)

Travel: An ode to the Everest

By Milind Bhide | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2019 11:29 PM IST
Tales from a seven-time trekker to the Everest Base Camp
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Manmohan Kohl tried and failed to summit Nanda Devi East, including an attempt in 1964 before he took the successful expedition of nine mountaineers to the top of Everest.(AP)
Manmohan Kohl tried and failed to summit Nanda Devi East, including an attempt in 1964 before he took the successful expedition of nine mountaineers to the top of Everest.(AP)

Famed Indian climber nearly died on peak where team was lost

By Associated Press | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2019 01:55 PM IST
Operators’ tight schedules and climbers’ lack of experience has added risks, diminished the adventure and resulted in more casualties, says the 88-year-old retired navy captain
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Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)
Workers from a recycling company load the garbage collected and brought from Mount Everest in Kathmandu, Nepal June 5, 2019.(Reuters Photo)

Nepal finds 4 corpses, tonnes of garbage in cleanliness drive on Mount Everest

By Pres Trust of India | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2019 09:39 PM IST
Of the total 11,000 kg rubbish, 1,000 kg was brought down from the Everest on the first day of the cleaning campaign.
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Nepal’s Mountaineering Association, which represents operators, is lobbying the government for stricter rules.(AFP File Photo (Representative image))
Nepal’s Mountaineering Association, which represents operators, is lobbying the government for stricter rules.(AFP File Photo (Representative image))

Nepal looks to limit Everest access after 11 die this climbing season

By Agence France-Presse | Kathmandu
PUBLISHED ON JUN 05, 2019 12:28 PM IST
After a eleven people died during the climbing season officials are considering imposing more restrictions.
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The rush for adventure and tourism in the Himalayas, the water tower of Asia, comes at a huge environmental cost. All but the most remote parts of Ladakh have been ruined by bikers(Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times)
The rush for adventure and tourism in the Himalayas, the water tower of Asia, comes at a huge environmental cost. All but the most remote parts of Ladakh have been ruined by bikers(Gurinder Osan/ Hindustan Times)

India cannot afford unsustainable tourism

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON MAY 28, 2019 07:44 PM IST
The economic value of services that ecosystems provide us must be evaluated
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Ameesha Chauhan, a survivor of the Everest “traffic jam” who is recovering from frostbite, said climbers without basic skills should be barred.(AFP Photo)
Ameesha Chauhan, a survivor of the Everest “traffic jam” who is recovering from frostbite, said climbers without basic skills should be barred.(AFP Photo)

‘Untrained climbers should be barred’: Everest ‘traffic jam’ survivor calls for tougher rules

By Press Trust of India | Kathmandu, Nepal
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Ten people have died in little more than two weeks after poor weather cut the climbing window, leaving mountaineers waiting in long queues to the summit, risking exhaustion and running out of oxygen.
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In a statement, the family of the Colorado man said they were “heartbroken” at the news.(HT Photo)
In a statement, the family of the Colorado man said they were “heartbroken” at the news.(HT Photo)

Mount Everest death toll increases to 11

By Indo Asian News Service | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2019 10:55 AM IST
While descending, he was strong and safely reached the South Col (situated at an altitude of 25,918 feet) late Monday evening before he suddenly died, she said.
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Photos of long queues near the summit have been widely shared as record numbers ascended the mountain in May.(AFP Photo)
Photos of long queues near the summit have been widely shared as record numbers ascended the mountain in May.(AFP Photo)

Nepal: Overcrowding not ‘sole reason’ for Everest toll rise

By Indo Asian News Service | Indo Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 27, 2019 04:16 PM IST
Deaths have been attributed primarily to a long queue of both ascending and descending climbers, forcing many to wait for hours at 8,000 metres plus altitudes.
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Nihal Ashpak Bagwan (27)(HT PHOTO)
Nihal Ashpak Bagwan (27)(HT PHOTO)

Pune man conquers Everest, dies during descent

By Prachi Bari | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2019 03:44 PM IST
According to Nepali officials, descending from Mount Everest on Friday, Bagwan died of exhaustion
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