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Nepali officials' white lies on Mt Everest exposed

Nepali officials' white lies on Mt Everest exposed | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
An Indian couple's false claim of Mt Everest ascent has exposed blatant lies on part of Nepali officials deputed to monitor the mountaineering expeditions
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Sherpa Film: Son of Sir Edmund Hillary's Sherpa calls for major overhaul on Everest

Sherpa Film: Son of Sir Edmund Hillary's Sherpa calls for major overhaul on Everest | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The son of famed Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, Norbu, says climbers and Sherpas need to rethink how they are approaching the Everest climbing season to ensure the mountain is kept for future generations.
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Nepal update: Climbing out of disaster

Nepal update: Climbing out of disaster | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it

Mountain tourism was supposed to help Nepal recover after the devastating earthquake in April, but a combination of unexpected policy decisions, corruption and a damaging blockade of the Indian border has battered confidence and limited numbers. Even so, as Ed Douglas reports, there is optimism the next year will be better.

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, April 11, 9:41 AM
Tuesday, April 11 CURRENT EVENT #6

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No climbers made it to the top of Mount Everest in 2015 – | Lonely Planet

No climbers made it to the top of Mount Everest in 2015 – | Lonely Planet | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
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Everest Revealed Photo Gallery - Renan Ozturk - National Geographic

Everest Revealed Photo Gallery - Renan Ozturk - National Geographic | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
See recent pictures of the Everest experience and Sherpa culture by filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk.
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Here: "Filmmaker and climber Renan Ozturk recently took over our @NatGeoAdventure Instagram feed to share stories about Mount Everest and the ancient Khumbu region of the Himalaya, where he has spent time nearly every year for the last decade. Here is the series."

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Solo Climbing - MINGMASHERPA.COM

Solo Climbing - MINGMASHERPA.COM | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Official website of Mingma Sherpa
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First Nepalese Solo Climbing

 

"It took me 3 years to decide whether to go for solo attempt on Chobuje or not. Last year, I thought to try it without any official permit as it was our own domestic mountain but the weather changed and I had to cancel at the last moment. So finally this year, I set up my mind again and I made my attempt via west face which completely new route."

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MOUNTAIN STYLE II GANGNAM STYLE II By Suman Gurung - YouTube

This video is only for fun. Thank you all aspi team 2015 for this wow dance. Music : PSY : Gangnam style Camera : Lumix FZ1000 Lacation shoot: Kangla valley ...
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Japanese who lost nine fingers abandons Everest climb - BBC News

Japanese who lost nine fingers abandons Everest climb - BBC News | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nobukazu Kuriki, a climber who lost nine of his fingers to frostbite, abandons his attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
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TIFF Roundup #5 – Go see SHERPA immediately | Kelly Robson

TIFF Roundup #5 – Go see SHERPA immediately | Kelly Robson | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
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"This is absolutely a must-see movie. Its historical-socio-political analysis is thousands of layers deep. It’s everything that we see movies for. See it now."

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Head Sherpa Recounts Nepal Quake, Two Weeks Later

Head Sherpa Recounts Nepal Quake, Two Weeks Later | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Two weeks after the earthquake that rocked Nepal, we take a look back at the events of the April 25 quake through the eyes of a local Everest guide.
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Everest not officially closed to climbers, Nepal says

Everest not officially closed to climbers, Nepal says | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nepal's worst earthquake in decades has killed more than 7,200 people, including at least 18 climbers on Everest who were hit by a massive avalanche that wiped out part of the base camp. "The government will not officially announce the closure because we have given the permit to climbers," Tulsi Prasad Gautam of Nepal's tourism department told Reuters. It's up to the climbers and the organizers who are at base camp to take a decision: we are not asking them to do one thing or another." Gautam, who had last Thursday said a team could repair the route through the treacherous Khumbu icefalls in a week, said on Monday that small tremors were still being felt on Everest.
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...and then they changed their mind

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Everest Climber Warns 'More To Die' Without Help

Everest Climber Warns 'More To Die' Without Help | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
A mountaineer tweets a plea for helicopters to be sent to the partly buried base camp after an earthquake triggered an avalanche.
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The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut

The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Lhakpa Sherpa ​​has climbed Everest more than any other woman—​and now she's on the mountain trying for her seventh summit​. So why doesn’t anyone know her name?
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Unsung Heroes of Everest - Nat Geo Live

With a death rate statistically higher than soldiers in the Iraq war, why would anyone risk their life to climb Mount Everest? Photographer Aaron Huey points...
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Nepal climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hits Everest industry

Nepal climbers face ruin after quake, blockade hits Everest industry | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Phurba Tashi Sherpa, the most accomplished high-altitude climber in history, holds a bucket and crowbar as he claws through the rubble of his home seven months after Nepal's earthquake shattered the country.
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Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier - BBC News

Lakes expanding 'dangerously' in Everest glacier - BBC News | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Lakes that have been forming near Mount Everest could threaten settlements downstream if they overflow.
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Scientists discover why Sherpas are superhuman climbers - CNN.com

Scientists discover why Sherpas are superhuman climbers - CNN.com | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Scientists took to Everest to unravel the secrets behind Sherpas' amazing ability to breathe easily at the world's highest altitudes.
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Three Sherpas Complete Three Himalayan First Ascents in Three Days

Three Sherpas Complete Three Himalayan First Ascents in Three Days | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nima Tenji Sherpa, Mingma Tashi Sherpa and Dawa Gyalje Sherpa summit three unclimbed Himalayan peaks in three consecutive days.
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Nepal to ban novice climbers from Mount Everest - Telegraph

Nepal to ban novice climbers from Mount Everest - Telegraph | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nepalese officials could refuse to issue Everest permits to inexperienced
climbers, elderly and disabled
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Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal | World news | The Guardian

Mount Everest to be declared off-limits to inexperienced climbers, says Nepal | World news | The Guardian | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nepalese officials plan to introduce ban on novices, as well as disabled, old and very young people, in effort to improve safety and lessen overcrowding
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Forced smiles | Opinion | Oped

Forced smiles | Opinion | Oped | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Life in Khumbu has been affected more than the Miyamoto International report...
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Glacier change in the Everest region

Glacier change in the Everest region | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it

27 May 2015

By Joseph Shea

A new open-access paper on modelling glacier change in the Everest region is now out in The Cryosphere (http://www.the-cryosphere.net/9/1105/2015/tc-9-1105-2015.html), and a press release from the EGU about the paper can be found here (http://www.egu.eu/news/164/glacier-changes-at-the-top-of-the-world-over-70-of-glacier-volume-in-everest-region-could-be-lost-by-2100/). The paper, written by an international team of researchers, presents the first detailed modelling study of all glaciers in the Dudh Koshi basin in the Everest region of Nepal. This blog post aims to provide a bit of background on modelling glaciers and glacier change, explain the methods we used, and discuss the main results.

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The Himalayan Times (Mobile)

Govt shuts Everest for this season
 KATHMANDU: The government’s plan to resume climbing activities in the Everest region by the next week was dealt a bitter blow after the icefall doctors found it impossible to re-fix the icefall route above the Mt Everest Base Camp that was struck by the deadliest avalanche, killing at least 18 mountaineers last week.
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Because it is there

Because it is there | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Kunda Dixit�s travel blog, editor of Nepali Times. Features topic on traveling in Nepal, social and cultural issues, and some climate change issues.
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