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Tsangpa Sherpa - Nga Sherpa Hyin

Music video by Tsangpa performing "Nga Sherpa Hyin". © Starring: Tsangpa Sherpa Follow @tsangpaserpa Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Tsangpa-sher..
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Double amputees to be barred from climbing mountains

Double amputees to be barred from climbing mountains | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has decided to revise the country’s mountaineering regulation, ensuring that sirdars, mountain guides and high-altitude workers who accompany expeditions to the top of the climbing peaks, including Mt Everest, shall get summit certificates.
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नेपथ्यका तेन्जिङ : पर्वतारोहण सहयोगीहरुको कथा

नेपथ्यका तेन्जिङ : पर्वतारोहण सहयोगीहरुको कथा | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
‘हाम्रो तेन्जिङ शेर्पाले चढ्यो हिमाल चुचुरा...’ एक समय रेडियो नेपालमा खुबै बज्ने गीतहरूमा धर्मराज
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Mount Everest is straining under our weight. Time to dump the bucket list | Philip Hoare

Mount Everest is straining under our weight. Time to dump the bucket list | Philip Hoare | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Reports of damage to the Hillary Step, the major challenge before the summit, remind us that we do not own awesome places, whatever names we give them
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The High-Risk Body Recovery on Everest May Very Well Kill Someone

The High-Risk Body Recovery on Everest May Very Well Kill Someone | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The most expensive, complex, and risky recover mission in the mountain's history is about to get underway—and that's a mistake.
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Mt. Everest not safe from climate change

Mt. Everest not safe from climate change | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it

June 15, 2015 by Christine Evans, Earth Institute, Columbia University  "The last two years have witnessed the two deadliest disasters in Everest climbing history, and many say climate change is to blame."

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Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier - BBC News

Climate change scientists' bid to drill Everest glacier - BBC News | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Scientists will use a "car wash-adapted" drill in a world-first bid to cut through the world's highest glacier.
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Photo story: Draining Nepal’s dangerous glacier lake

Photo story: Draining Nepal’s dangerous glacier lake | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nepal has drained Imja lake in the Everest region to safe levels to avoid disastrous flooding
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Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake - BBC News

Nepal drains dangerous Everest lake - BBC News | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The army in Nepal finishes draining a dangerous glacial lake near Mount Everest, which was in danger of flooding nearby settlements.
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Nepal bans Indian couple for 10 years for faking Everest summit

Nepal bans Indian couple for 10 years for faking Everest summit | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Nepal has imposed a 10-year ban on the Indian police couple for morphing the photographs to obtain their Everest summit certificates
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More than 150 chopper flights on Everest in two months

More than 150 chopper flights on Everest in two months | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The world’s highest peak witnessed more than 150 helicopter flights to its base camp and above in two months when nearly 300 foreign climbers, along with their mountaineering support staff, attempted to scale Mt Everest in the last spring climbing season.
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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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100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season

100 Women: 'Record number' of Nepalese women climbing Everest this season | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
A record number of Nepalese women are climbing Mount Everest this spring season, officials tell the BBC.
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Local govt imposes Rs 2,000 entry fee on foreigners visiting Mt Everest region

Local govt imposes Rs 2,000 entry fee on foreigners visiting Mt Everest region | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Foreigners visiting Mt Everest region will have to pay tourism fees to the local government after Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality.
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Sherpas of Elmhurst

Sherpas of Elmhurst | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it

"Leandro Viana, a Brazilian photographer in New York, finds kinship with the Nepalese Sherpas living in Queens...Inside the temple, on 75th Street in Elmhurst, he found Nepalese worshipers in native dress. They were Sherpas, the ethnic caste known for guiding expeditions to Mount Everest. In Queens, most worked as cabdrivers and nannies."

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Everest Day: Celebrating the 64th anniversary of the first Mount Everest summit

Everest Day: Celebrating the 64th anniversary of the first Mount Everest summit | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Sixty-four years ago, Tenzing Norgay, who's also known as Sherpa Tenzing, and Sir Edmund Hillary became the first two people to reach the summit o
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Mount Everest is so crowded this year, there is a risk of ‘traffic jams’

"Nepal is bracing for a busy and potentially dangerous season on Mount Everest after the government issued a record number of permits to foreigners this year — 371, the most since 1953. Add to that the number of Nepali sherpa mountain guides, and the number soars to 800."
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China's Trek to Conquering Everest

China's Trek to Conquering Everest | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
Chinese plans to promote tourism on Everest could bring positive impacts, though historical between nations and ethnicities in the region remain high.
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China Tries to Conquer Everest

China Tries to Conquer Everest | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
A bold plan to commercialize the world's tallest peak.
Pasang Yangjee Sherpa's insight:
HERE: "China has big plans for Mount Everest."
"Earlier this year, China opened a new paved road that winds 14,000 feet up the slope and stops at the base camp parking lot. Plans are in the works to build an international mountaineering center, complete with hotels, restaurants, training facilities, and search-and-rescue services. There will even be a museum."
"Nepal's government typically collects more than $3 million in Everest permit fees each year, at $11,000 a pop. Unfortunately, it hasn't been using those fees wisely -- and that gives China an opening."
"But what's bad for Nepal will likely turn out to be a boon for tourists."
"What's lost in naturalism is gained in accessibility."
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Forget the bucket list, forget the ego. If you want to be a hero, stop conquering Everest | Brigid Delaney

Forget the bucket list, forget the ego. If you want to be a hero, stop conquering Everest | Brigid Delaney | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
The days of the early explorers are well and truly over. Our personal challenges – even if for noble reasons like raising money for charity – are no longer serving a greater good
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Suspicions Confirmed: Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Climb

Suspicions Confirmed: Couple Faked Photographs in Everest Climb | Everest and Sherpas | Scoop.it
They claimed they were the first Indian couple to ascend the world’s highest peak, but their “proof” consisted of clumsy forgeries, as many climbers had said.
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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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