Mountaineering tourism in Nepal faces a threat from global warming as melting glaciers feed the risk of more deadly disasters such as the avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 people last month

The latest report of the Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee has calculated that on an average a mountaineer left behind 65 kg of burnable trash in the Everest region in 2013.

"During our [1984 Indian] Everest Expedition we saw how Sir Edmund Hillary has worked in that area.

Dawa Steven Sherpa, 28-year-old mountain guide and adventure pioneer from Nepal, has been awarded the first ever WWF International President’s Award during a special ceremony at global conservation

A team of of Sherpas plans to remove bodies of climbers who died in Everest's `death zone', a treacherous stretch that has claimed some 300 lives since 1953

A Nepalese Sherpa, who has set a world record for maximum number of ascents of world

Six mountain climbers were killed in an avalanche near the ski resort of Soelden in the Austrian Alps at the weekend, regional police said Sunday.

Witnesses spotted the snowslide in glacier-dotted highlands Saturday and alerted alpine rescuers but they could not reach the scene by helicopter until Sunday due to poor weather, police in the Tirol provincial capital Innsbruck said.

To give an impetus to the study of Indian glaciers, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) has signed a first-of-its-kind Memorandum of Understanding with the Indian Mountaineering Federation (IMF), hoping to combine the scientific study and assessment of India

Volunteers with mountain-climbing expe

Elite mountaineers and trainee soldiers are stronger if they have inherited a particular variant of a gene that helps regulate blood pressure. This claim has been made by Hugh Montgomery of