Mount Everest

Ain’t no mountain high enough

An all-women African team, which includes a climber who was part of the disastrous 1996 climb, plans to summit Mount Everest in 2020

Why a deadly shadow hangs over Everest summit

This season, 11 people died on the treacherous slopes where mountaineers queued sometimes for hours for their turn at the top

Everest ‘traffic jam’ survivor calls for tougher rules

Mountaineering has become big business since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of Everest in 1953

Sherpa climbs Everest twice in a week for record 24th

Nepali mountain guide Kami Rita Sherpa has set a new world record by climbing Mount Everest for a 24th time

Rescuers retrieve bodies of nine climbers on Nepal’s Mount Gurja

The accident is believed to have happened either late Thursday or Friday, but there are no surviving witnesses

Nepalese dig for quake survivors

The death toll continued to rise in Nepal on Sunday after an earthquake devastated the heavily populated Kathmandu Valley.

Nepal gives in to some Sherpa demands to avoid Everest boycott

Nepal has agreed to set up a relief fund for Sherpas who are killed or injured in climbing accidents after Mount Everest's deadliest disaster to date.

SA climbers return to Everest Base Camp

Saray Khumalo and Sibusiso Vilane have returned to base camp, due to fears of a second avalanche on Mount Everest.

Everest guides, climbers cancel expeditions after avalanche tragedy

After 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, Nepalese guides and climbers have cancelled Everest expeditions, with anger growing over sherpas' poor pay.

SA climbers safe after Everest avalanche as search called off

Reports claim South African climbers are safe after the deadliest ever avalanche on Mount Everest that left at least 13 Nepalese mountain guides dead.

Death toll from Mount Everest avalanche increases

At least 13 people have been killed in the deadliest accident on the world's highest mountain.

Everest gets to grips with peak traffic

Nepal may take steps to ease congestion at a steep, narrow cliff near the summit – by installing a ladder.

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