A US climber has died after descending from Everest, officials said on Tuesday, taking this season’s toll to 11 including several deaths blamed on overcrowding on the world’s highest mountain.
More than 120 climbers scaled Everest on Thursday, but some of them were caught in the crowd of people on the slopes, leading to exhaustion, dehydration and death, the officials said.
Himalayan glaciers have been melting twice as fast since the start of this century, underscoring the threat the climate crisis poses to water supplies for hundreds of millions of people across Asia,
The team of 16 Emiratis from the UAE Armed Forces in true team spirit projected three of its members to the summit on the morning of Oct.15, in conditions that could only be described as extremely perilous.
Nirmal Purja, a former member of the Gurkhas — a brigade of Nepalis in British army famous for their fearlessness — as well as the elite Special Boat Service, kicked off "Project Possible" in April.