Coronavirus Reaches Mount Everest for First Time

A Norwegian mountain climber stationed at Mt. Everest’s south basecamp in Nepal has tested positive for the Chinese coronavirus, marking the first official case of the disease on the world’s tallest mountain, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported Thursday.

In this photograph taken on April 25, 2018, trekkers and porters gather at Everest Base Camp, some 140km northeast of the Nepali capital Kathmandu. - Hundreds of adventurers have been granted permits to climb Mount Everest, officials said April 26, 2018, foreshadowing another bumper year despite concerns about overcrowding on …

China Demands More Regulation to Stop ‘Chaos’ on Mount Everest

The communist regime of China, which controls the north face of Mount Everest, used its Xinhua news arm to call for more regulation on Nepal’s side of the mountain on Tuesday, citing the “chaos” triggered by Kathmandu offering too many permits to climb for a higher death toll and growing litter problem on the world’s tallest mountain.

A Nepali Army helicopter flies over waste collected from Mount Everest at Namche Bazar in Solukhumbu district on May 27, 2019, before it is transported to Kathmandu to be recycled. - Some ten tonnes of garbage have been picked from Mount Everest and four bodies retrieved at the end of …

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

The resort city of Sauraha in southern Nepal has been struck by severe floods that cut power to over 100,000 people and left a large number of tourists stranded in hotels. With roads blocked and bridges down, the government decided to send in a squad of rescue elephants.

Elephants Deployed in Nepal to Rescue Flood Victims

Mount Everest Shifted Southwest Due to Nepal Earthquake

(AFP) BEIJING: The world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday.

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