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5 months ago

Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week

With just a narrow window of good weather - and narrow trails - log-jammed climbers are forced to spend longer stretches in lethal "death-zone" conditions.
5 months ago
Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week
5 months ago

2nd American climber dies on Mount Everest

ABC News' James Longman reports from Kathmandu, Nepal, where veteran climbers say a lack of oxygen and crowds are responsible for the 11 deaths this season.
5 months ago
2nd American climber dies on Mount Everest
5 months ago

Everest climber remembers American man who died on mountain this week

"We've lost a really good human being," Ed Dohring said.
5 months ago
Everest climber remembers American man who died on mountain this week
5 months ago

Growing crisis on Mount Everest

Christopher Kulish of Denver, Colorado, became the 11th person to die climbing the mountain this year.
5 months ago
Growing crisis on Mount Everest
5 months ago

Veteran Mount Everest climber talks recent tragedies, climbing safety

David Morton, a veteran climber, discusses why 11 people have died this year climbing the mountain and what steps can be implemented to prevent this from happening in the future.
5 months ago
Veteran Mount Everest climber talks recent tragedies, climbing safety
5 months ago

Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season

The proposed rules include requiring a climber to have reached the summit of at least one peak above 21,325 feet (6,500 meters).
5 months ago
Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season
5 months ago

Nepal proposes new Mount Everest permit rules, but efficacy is questioned

The Nepal government introduced new rules to climb Mount Everest, after a deadly season on the mountain.
5 months ago
Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season
7 months ago

30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

Everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
7 months ago
7 months ago

Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields garbage, bodies

Officials in Nepal say a government expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11,000 kilograms (24,200 pounds) of garbage and four dead bodies from the world's highest mountain
7 months ago
Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields garbage, bodies
7 months ago

Scientist warns of Everest dangers from pollution, melting

A scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it dangerous for future climbers
7 months ago
US scientist sounds warning on future Everest dangers
7 months ago

Bodies seen in Himalayas missing climbers search

During a helicopter search for eight climbers missing in the Indian Himalayas, five bodies were reportedly spotted.
7 months ago
Bodies seen in Himalayas missing climbers search
7 months ago

5 bodies spotted in Himalayas during helicopter search for missing climbers

During a helicopter search for eight climbers missing in the Indian Himalayas, five bodies were reportedly spotted.
7 months ago
5 bodies spotted in Himalayas during helicopter search for missing climbers
8 months ago

How one of the deadliest seasons on Mount Everest unfolded, leading to 11 deaths

How 2019's Everest season compared to 2019 with weather windows and deaths.
8 months ago
How one of the deadliest seasons on Mount Everest unfolded, leading to 11 deaths
8 months ago

Climber shares first-hand experience scaling Everest this season

Alex Pancoe, an experienced climber who scaled Mount Everest this year, discusses recent deaths on the mountain and the importance of being extremely skilled before attempting such a feat.
8 months ago
Climber shares first-hand experience scaling Everest this season
8 months ago

Why so many Mount Everest climbers are dying this year

At least 11 people have died on Everest in 2019, one of the deadliest climbing seasons in history. Experts list inexperience and a record number of permits granted by Nepal as contributing factors.
8 months ago
Why so many Mount Everest climbers are dying this year
8 months ago

Flying through Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain range

One pilot said that he'd met people who'd never climbed a mountain before but wanted to scale Everest; he said it was dangerous for them and put others at risk.
8 months ago
Flying through Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain range
8 months ago

The Everest line, looking beyond the photograph: Reporter's Notebook

James Longman reports what it's like at the base of Mount Everest after a deadly climbing season.
8 months ago
The Everest line, looking beyond the photograph: Reporter's Notebook
8 months ago

Mount Everest may re-evaluate permit process amid recent deaths

After nearly a dozen hikers died while climbing the mountain, Nepalese officials are now saying they may reconsider the permit issue process to prevent future deaths.
8 months ago
Mount Everest may re-evaluate permit process amid recent deaths
8 months ago

Nepal considering more restrictions after Mount Everest deaths

The man behind the picture of hundreds of climbers gridlocked at the mountain's summit said he spent 90 minutes amid the crowd, directing traffic to ensure safety.
8 months ago
Nepal considering more restrictions after Mount Everest deaths
8 months ago

Actress Mandy Moore makes it to Mount Everest base camp, describes 'powerful' journey

Mandy Moore took to Instagram to announce that she reached base camp of Mount Everest and how the experience changed her.
8 months ago
Mandy Moore makes it to Mount Everest base camp, describes 'powerful' journey
8 months ago

So many people are dying on Mount Everest this year because of inexperience, experts say

Mount Everest has seen many deaths in 2019, and experts say that's due in part to inexperience.
8 months ago
Everest experts think there's one big problem -- and it's not crowds
8 months ago

Experienced climbers detail dangers of Mt. Everest's overcrowded conditions

The recent deaths of 11 climbers and high volume of inexperienced climbers during a short climbing season have prompted a closer look at rules permitting entry.
8 months ago
Experienced climbers detail dangers of Mt. Everest's overcrowded conditions
8 months ago

Mandy Moore makes it to Mt. Everest base camp

Starting late last week, singer, activist and actress Mandy Moore took to Instagram to announce that she was hiking part of Mount Everest in a trip that had already changed her "soul ... forever."
8 months ago
Mandy Moore makes it to Mt. Everest base camp
8 months ago

American recalls 'unnerving' sight of dead climbers on Mount Everest

As this year's climbing season draws to a close, overcrowding has been blamed in part for one of the deadliest seasons on record for the world's tallest peak.
8 months ago
American recalls 'unnerving' sight of dead climbers on Mount Everest
8 months ago

Nepal official fires back as Mount Everest death toll grows

Nepal's director general of tourism told ABC News he believes the photos of climbers waiting in line are an "unfair" image of conditions there.
8 months ago
Nepal official fires back as Mount Everest death toll grows
8 months ago

US climber describes frenzy atop Mount Everest: 'It was scary'

Ed Dohring said he was elbowed and shoved by fellow climbers who'd reached the summit and were more focused on taking a picture than others' safety.
8 months ago
US climber describes frenzy atop Mount Everest: 'It was scary'
8 months ago

3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding

Three people died on Mount Everest on Thursday as groups are facing limited weather windows.
8 months ago
3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding
8 months ago

Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish is 11th person to die on Mount Everest this year

An American attorney, Chris Kulish, has become the eleventh mountaineer to die during the peak climbing season for Mount Everest.
8 months ago
Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest this year
8 months ago

10th death in 2 months reported on Mount Everest amid long wait times to descend

The world's highest peak has seen heavy traffic this season.
8 months ago
10th death in 2 months reported on Mount Everest amid long wait times to descend
8 months ago

Utah man Donald Lynn Cash, who reached Seven Summits, dies on Everest

American Donald Lynn Cash died while descending Mount Everest, after completing the Seven Summits.
8 months ago
American man who reached Seven Summits dies on Everest
8 months ago

Kami Rita Sherpa keeps breaking his own Everest summit record

Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for a record breaking 24 times, summiting twice in one week.
8 months ago
Sherpa keeps breaking his own Everest summit record
9 months ago

Mount Everest tackles 60,000-pound trash problem with campaign to clean up waste

According to the Everest Summiteers Association, which has, in recent years, taken tons of debris off the mountain, there are still about 30 tons of trash left.
9 months ago
World's highest mountain is covered in 30 tons of trash
3 years ago

Indian woman sets Mount Everest summit record

Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa has made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest, becoming the first woman in the world to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days.
3 years ago
Indian woman sets Mount Everest summit record
3 years ago

In deadly climbing season at Everest, crowds add to high risks

Four more bodies were found bringing the death toll to 10 this season.
3 years ago
In deadly Everest climbing season, crowds add to high risks
3 years ago

4 climbers, including 1 American, die on Mount Everest

Climbers from United States, India, Slovakia and Australia died this weekend.
3 years ago
4 climbers, including 1 American, die on Mount Everest
4 years ago

US Soldiers Recount Harrowing Descent from Mt. Everest

Two active-duty soldiers and a veteran reached the summit of Mount Everest, but not without some perils.
4 years ago
US Soldiers Recount Harrowing Descent from Mt. Everest
4 years ago

3 Dead, 2 Still Missing Climbing Mount Everest

Officials receive repeated calls of climbers suffering from altitude sickness.
4 years ago
3 Dead, 2 Still Missing Climbing Mount Everest