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KATHMANDU, Nepal | Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — One-third of Himalayan glaciers will melt by the end of the century due to climate change, threatening water sources for 1.9 billion people, even if current efforts to reduce climate change succeed, an assessment warns. If global efforts to curb climate change fail, the impact could be far worse: a loss … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Third of Himalayan glaciers can no longer be saved: study

KATHMANDU, Nepal | 21 killed in crash of Nepal bus on college botany field trip

KATHMANDU, Nepal — A bus carrying college students and their instructors back from a botany field trip drove off a highway in a mountainous area on Friday, leaving 21 dead and 15 injured, police said. The bus plunged down a mountainous slope and rolled about 500 meters (1,640 feet), police said. The Nepalese students and … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | 21 killed in crash of Nepal bus on college botany field trip

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who died in Nepal’s worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers’ camp site on Saturday on Gurja … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Bodies of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — Authorities say it took two days to recover the far-flung and battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who died in Nepal’s worst mountaineering disaster in recent years. A local police chief, Bir Bahadur Budamagar, says a group of villagers reached the climbers’ camp site on Saturday on … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Bodies of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain’s remoteness

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

KATHMANDU, Nepal  — The nine climbers who died during the worst disaster on a Nepal mountain in recent years included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen. Seoul’s Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that Kim Chang-ho was among the dead but has not yet disclosed … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother when she scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak last week, breaking … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women

KATHMANDU, Nepal | Sherpa guide trying to reach top of the world for 22nd time

KATHMANDU, Nepal |  April 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he’ll be summiting Everest for years to come. “My … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal | Sherpa guide trying to reach top of the world for 22nd time

KATHMANDU, Nepal  | Sherpa guide tries to reach top of the world for 22nd time

KATHMANDU, Nepal  | April 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) Three men have climbed to the top of the world 21 times, all of them mountain guides who grew up in the shadow of Mount Everest. Two of these famed Sherpa guides have retired. But 48-year-old Kami Rita says he’ll be summiting Everest for years to come. “My … Continue reading KATHMANDU, Nepal  | Sherpa guide tries to reach top of the world for 22nd time