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  • China sends survey Team to Everest After Season Canceled

    05/01/2020 1:28:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    CLICKORLANDO ^ | May 1, 2020
    China sent scientists to climb Mount Everest while the world’s highest peak is empty of commercial climbers because of the coronavirus pandemic. China and Nepal canceled spring climbing on their sides of the mountain to prevent infections from spreading as expedition teams traveled to the region and lived for weeks in tightly packed camps at high altitudes with little access to emergency medical help. The official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday a 53-member team from the Ministry of National Resources has been conducting preliminary scientific work since early March and survey work on the mountain is due to begin this...
  • A petrified woman frozen with fear, teens struggling to climb ladders: Climbers' harrowing accounts of what really happened on Everest [tr]

    12/05/2019 6:27:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chris Pleasance
    The peak of the world's highest mountain and one of the most inhospitable places on Earth is not exactly the kind of spot where you'd expect to get stuck in a queue. But that is exactly the situation that confronted around 200 climbers this May as they attempted to reach the summit of Everest - captured in a photo that went around the world. Now, climbers who were caught amid the chaos which claimed 11 lives in just nine days, have spoken out about what happened. They tell how bad weather and inexperience combined to produce tail-backs at the top...
  • Colorado climber stepped over newly dead bodies to summit Everest.(tr)

    06/08/2019 7:31:50 AM PDT · by real saxophonist · 57 replies
    Colorado Sun ^ | JUN 6, 2019 | Jason Blevins
    Colorado climber stepped over newly dead bodies to summit Everest. He’s still wrestling with what it all means. Dr. Peter Lowry, a 38-year-old radiologist from Golden, passed two bodies on May 23, casting a shadow on his life-long dream mere steps from the summit of Mount Everest. “I thought I would see bodies from five, 10, 20 years ago. Not from this season. I did not mentally prepare to see people who had died less than 24 hours ago,” said the mountaineer who reached the top of the world’s highest peak on May 23, a day after four climbers died...
  • 24,000 pounds of trash — and 4 corpses — removed from Mount Everest

    06/06/2019 4:42:31 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 36 replies
    N Y Post ^ | June 6, 2019 | Max Jaeger
    Food wrappers, human excrement, camping gear and empty oxygen containers comprised much of the high-altitude litter, which was flown to Kathmandu and handed over to recyclers Wednesday. One corpse is believed to belong to a Russian mountaineer, while another was thought to be that of a Nepali climber. The remaining two bodies have yet to be identified, and Nepalese authorities on Thursday urged the expired climbers’ kin to step forward and claim them. The bodies had been exposed by melting snow during the spring thaw and were flown to the state-run Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in Kathmandu for identification.
  • Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’

    03/04/2015 11:07:03 AM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2015 | By Peter Holley
    When Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reached the top of Mount Everest in 1953, it was arguably the loneliest place on Earth — an oxygen-deprived desert perched atop an icy, 29,000-foot ladder of death. Over the last 62 years, more than 4,000 climbers have replicated the pair’s feat, with hundreds more attempting to do so during the two-month climbing season each spring, according to the Associated Press. Along the way, people have left oxygen canisters, broken climbing equipment, trash, human waste and even dead bodies in their wake, transforming the once pristine peak into a literal pile of …...
  • There are literally tons of human poop on Mount Everest

    03/04/2015 8:43:00 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 70 replies
    vox ^ | 3-4-2015 | Joseph Stromberg
    Mount Everest has a feces problem. Each year, hundreds of people attempt to climb the world's tallest mountain, spending weeks at four camps en route to adjust to the low levels of oxygen in the air. It's now estimated that they leave behind up to 26,500 pounds of excrement annually — and it's getting to the point where the pits of poop and urine surrounding these camps are becoming a serious environmental and health problem. "It is a health hazard and the issue needs to be addressed," Dawa Steven Sherpa, an Everest expedition leader since 2008, told the AP Tuesday....
  • Newsweek Disgracefully Links the Mt Everest Tragedy to Rising CO2

    05/01/2015 11:31:41 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 26 replies
    Watts Up with That? ^ | April 29, 2015 | By Jim Steele
    Its hard to tell if we are witnessing mass climate hysteria, or just loathsome fear mongering to promote a political agenda, but it is oh so predictable, and oh so sickening. Every weather event and every tragedy is now due rising CO2. To paraphrase Dr. Viner, “natural storms and earthquakes are now just a thing of the past”. With the help of a few alarmist scientists, the media bombards us with the meme that “Everything is caused by rising CO2.” Today the Seth Bornstein prize for yellow climate journalism goes to Newsweek. Last August they tried to infect our psyche’s...
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest could shrink dramatically due to global warming, study finds

    05/27/2015 9:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 27, 2015 | By Chris Mooney
    The iconic Mount Everest could see a major loss of its glaciers over the course of this century, according to a new scientific study that its chief author calls the “the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal.” The paper, published Wednesday in the journal The Crocosphere, was authored by glacier researcher Joseph Shea and several colleagues from France and the Netherlands. “The biggest result here is that the glaciers in the basin, we find them to be more sensitive to temperature than anyone expected before,” says Shea. To...
  • The glaciers of Mount Everest may be gone by the end of this century

    06/02/2015 8:38:44 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    Benchmark Reporter ^ | 6/2/15 | Steven Myers
    Recent research by the climate analysts suggests that Mount Everest by the end of this century would be free from its glaciers. Located in Nepal, Mount Everest is reported to be the tallest mountain on the earth with the recorded height of 29,029 feet. The tallest mountain is situated on the border of Nepal and China. According to the rough estimate, it is estimated to be 9000 feet taller than the highest peak of North America.
  • Saray Khumalo’s fellow climber found dead a day after reaching Mt Everest peak

    05/19/2019 2:42:22 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 54 replies ^ | May 18, 2019 | Mia Lindeque & Bonga Dlulane
    A man who was part of Saray Khumalo’s Mount Everest climbing team has died. Indian national Ravi Thakar was found dead on Friday morning after reaching the peak of the highest mountain in the world on Thursday. It’s being reported that Thakar was found dead inside his tent on Friday morning, but details surrounding the cause of his death were not yet known. Thakar and Irish Professor Seamus Lawless, who is missing, were among team members who reached the peak of the mountain on Thursday together with Khumalo, who became the first black African woman to achieve such a feat....
  • Here are two examples of idiots on Mt. Everest who should not be allowed to be there

    05/31/2019 12:30:48 PM PDT · by grundle · 54 replies
    wordpress ^ | May 31, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are two examples of idiots on Mt. Everest who should not be allowed to be there The New York Times recently published this article about the relatively large number of recent deaths on Mt. Everest.The article states:Some climbers did not even know how to put on a pair of crampons, clip-on spikes that increase traction on ice, Sherpas said.People like that should not be allowed on the mountain.This is from the same article. The bolding is mine:“I saw some people like they had no emotions,” he said. “I asked people for water and no one gave me any. People are...
  • ‘It Was Like a Zoo:’ Death on an Unruly, Overcrowded Everest

    05/27/2019 6:14:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 134 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 26, 2019 | Kai Schultz, Jeffrey Gettleman, Mujib Mashal and Bhadra Sharma
    Ed Dohring, a doctor from Arizona, had dreamed his whole life of reaching the top of Mount Everest. But when he summited a few days ago, he was shocked by what he saw. Climbers were pushing and shoving to take selfies. The flat part of the summit, which he estimated at about the size of two Ping-Pong tables, was packed with 15 or 20 people. To get up there, he had to wait hours in a line, chest to chest, one puffy jacket after the next, on an icy, rocky ridge with a several-thousand foot drop. He even had to...
  • Yes, This Photo from Everest Is Real

    05/26/2019 2:51:27 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 200 replies ^ | May 23, 2019 | Svati Kirsten Narula
    When we say “Everest is crowded,” this is what we mean
  • At least four more die on Everest amid overcrowding concerns

    05/25/2019 3:35:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | May 24, 2019 | Peter Beaumont
    Four more deaths have been reported on Everest as concerns grow about the risks posed by the severe overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain this year. Kevin Hynes, 56, from Ireland, died in his tent at 7,000 metres early on Friday, having turned back before reaching the summit. The father of two was part of a group from the UK-based 360 Expeditions. The climbing company said: “It is with the greatest sadness that we have to confirm that one of our Everest team has passed away. Kevin was one of the strongest and most experienced climbers on our team, and...
  • Three more dead on Everest amid concerns about congestion near summit

    05/24/2019 5:57:07 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 59 replies
    nbc ^ | May 24, 2019, 4:52 AM PDT | Saphora Smith
    The news comes after it was confirmed that an American man from Utah also died earlier this week having reached the summit and fulfilling his life’s dream, his children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV. Don Cash, 55, was a passionate climber who had left his job to join the "Seven Summits Club," — in which climbers attempt to summit the highest mountain on every continent. Tweeting a picture of a long line of climbers waiting to get to the summit on Wednesday, the British broadcaster and adventurer Ben Fogle, the U.N. Patron of the Wilderness, called on the countries that share...
  • China requires Everest climbers to carry their waste out with them

    02/16/2019 9:54:10 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies ^ | 2/16/2019 | Mandy Zuo
    Littering on Everest is a significant issue, both on the base camps and higher up the mountain itself. In recent years both Nepal and China have implemented measures to try to force climbers to bring their waste down with them, and not leave it on the mountain. Nepal in 2014 began charging a $4,000 garbage deposit that would be forfeited if climbers fail to return with their trash. The government of the Tibet Autonomous Region statement announcing the closure called for further action to protect Mount Everest, saying that workers had collected some 9 tons of trash from above 17,000...
  • Sherpa to climb Mount Everest for a record 22nd time

    04/01/2018 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    AFP NEWS AGENCY ^ | 4/1/2018 | staff
    A Nepali Sherpa is hoping to summit Mount Everest for a record-breaking 22nd time next month, during the busy climbing season that each year sees hundreds of climbers reach the top of the world. But to Kami Rita Sherpa, who has worked as a guide on Everest for over two decades, climbing to 8,848 metres is a job, not a record-shattering feat. "I did not start climbing to set a world record. But in the course of my work in the guiding industry, this is going to be my 22nd ascent. It wasn't for any competition," Kami Rita told the...
  • 3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest

    05/21/2017 10:07:24 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 21, 2017 | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA
    An American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the top following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said. Roland Yearwood, 50, from Georgiana, Alabama, died Sunday but details were not immediately known, Indian climber Ravi Kumar fell sick on his way down from the summit on Saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp
  • 85-Year-Old Dies Trying To Become Oldest Everest Climber

    05/07/2017 1:26:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 35 replies
    NY Post ^ | May 7, 2017 | 6:23
    KATHMANDU, Nepal — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said. Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest base camp on Saturday evening. The cause of death was not immediately clear, but mountaineering official Gyanendra Shrestha, who is at the base camp, said he likely suffered cardiac arrest. Shrestha could not elaborate due to a poor telephone connection. ADVERTISING Sherchan, a grandfather of 17 and great-grandfather to six, first scaled Everest in May 2008 when he was 76 — at the time becoming the oldest climber...
  • Everest victim was out to prove 'vegans can do anything'

    05/23/2016 2:30:35 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 82 replies
    A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports. Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the same malady, while Australia's Maria Strydom succumbed to it on Saturday. A 25-year-old Sherpa was the first to die this climbing season: Phurba Sherpa fell to his death Thursday while trying to prep a route for climbers just 150 feet from the top, CNN reports.