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Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
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Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement

Dec 8th 2020, 10:52 AM 16,691 Views 27 Comments

The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.

Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies aged 72
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Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies aged 72

Sep 22nd 2020, 8:48 AM 29,163 Views 6 Comments

Ang Rita was a national hero known as the ‘snow leopard”.

“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas
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“Every year you can see a change”: How melting glaciers are threatening livelihoods in the Himalayas

Jul 26th 2020, 12:00 PM 12,064 Views 14 Comments

“This black mountain, in the past this was all ice but now it’s just rock.”

Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came
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Floods, drought and natural disasters already threatened food security in Nepal, then coronavirus came

Jul 25th 2020, 8:00 PM 12,680 Views 3 Comments

Too much rain, and too little rain, hampers farmers and their crops.

In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'
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In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'

Mar 21st 2020, 11:55 AM 18,931 Views 10 Comments

Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.

Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics
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Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics

Aug 21st 2019, 5:11 PM 10,844 Views 14 Comments

The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.

American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest
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American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

May 28th 2019, 10:43 AM 48,384 Views 63 Comments

About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week, including two Irish men .

British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak
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British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak

May 25th 2019, 11:00 AM 47,200 Views 47 Comments

Robin Fisher’s death follows that of Irishman Kevin Hynes who died yesterday.

Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible'
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Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible'

May 19th 2019, 6:02 PM 37,345 Views 0 Comments

Seamus Lawless went missing on the world’s highest mountain earlier this week.

Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain
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Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain

May 16th 2019, 6:12 PM 50,953 Views 35 Comments

Seamus Lawless reportedly fell on the mountain at an altitude of 8,300m yesterday.

Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'
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Nepali woman and her two children die in outlawed 'menstruation hut'

Jan 10th 2019, 4:19 PM 54,424 Views 30 Comments

The ancient shunning practice known as “chhaupadi” was outlawed in 2005.

Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain
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Nine climbers killed in freak accident on rarely climbed Himalayan mountain

Oct 14th 2018, 7:52 AM 28,450 Views 16 Comments

It is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal’s mountaineering industry since 2014.

Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak
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Snowstorm kills nine climbers on Nepal peak

Oct 13th 2018, 10:33 AM 12,299 Views 7 Comments

The bodies of four South Koreans and four Nepali guides were spotted among the wreckage of their camp.

Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash
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Tourists among six dead in Nepal helicopter crash

Sep 8th 2018, 5:55 PM 14,466 Views 1 Comment

One woman survived the crash with injuries and has been airlifted to the capital.

Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit
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Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit

May 21st 2018, 10:38 AM 48,434 Views 37 Comments

Nobukazu Kuriki was a solo climber who’d conquered other 8,000m peaks in Nepal.

Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt
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Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt

May 14th 2018, 9:33 AM 19,041 Views 18 Comments

Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.

Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport
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Plane with 139 people on board skids off runway causing chaos at Kathmandu airport

Apr 20th 2018, 9:26 AM 15,079 Views 15 Comments

Nobody was hurt in the incident but hundreds of passengers had flights cancelled.

49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades
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49 dead after plane crashes in Kathmandu in worst accident in decades

Mar 12th 2018, 10:44 PM 36,638 Views 9 Comments

The disaster is the worst such incident to hit Nepal for years.

Nepali woman suffocates in 'menstruation hut'
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Nepali woman suffocates in 'menstruation hut'

Jan 11th 2018, 3:45 PM 41,346 Views 41 Comments

She died of suspected smoke inhalation

Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal
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Irish project helping to end child marriage in Nepal

Dec 31st 2017, 9:30 AM 11,125 Views 4 Comments

10% of girls in Nepal are married by the age of 15 and 37% by the age of 18.

Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200
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Death toll in worst monsoon season in decades tops 1,200

Aug 30th 2017, 10:50 PM 13,881 Views 14 Comments

At least five people, including two children, have been killed in Mumbai since yesterday.

A 'Wexford Bus' has been spotted doing the rounds in the mountains of Nepal
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A 'Wexford Bus' has been spotted doing the rounds in the mountains of Nepal

Jun 1st 2017, 4:09 PM 18,083 Views 1 Comment

Erm… hi?

Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four
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Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four

May 22nd 2017, 12:00 PM 33,447 Views 20 Comments

More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.

Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days
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Rescuers find trekker who survived in remote mountainous terrain for 47 days

Apr 26th 2017, 10:12 PM 22,688 Views 2 Comments

The man’s partner had died three days before rescuers arrived, he said.

For exiled Nepali women, donated bicycles are a passport to a better life
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For exiled Nepali women, donated bicycles are a passport to a better life

Mar 18th 2017, 12:53 PM 12,450 Views 6 Comments

Dozens of women were forced to flee their homes during the country’s decade-long civil war.

Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other
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Man and woman in prison for killing their respective spouses marry each other

Feb 25th 2017, 11:29 AM 18,576 Views 22 Comments

The match between the convicted murderers was set up by the man’s mother – who’s also in prison.

Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure
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Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure

Jan 25th 2017, 6:15 AM 18,539 Views 19 Comments

It’s thought a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 knocked an inch off the top of the world’s highest peak.

15-year-old Nepali girl banished for menstruating dies in a cowshed
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15-year-old Nepali girl banished for menstruating dies in a cowshed

Dec 21st 2016, 4:39 PM 30,252 Views 37 Comments

Some Hindus view menstruating women as impure. The girls are sometimes forced to remain in a hut or cowshed for days,

Baby killed in helicopter crash in Nepal
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Baby killed in helicopter crash in Nepal

Aug 8th 2016, 7:00 PM 11,898 Views 3 Comments

There were five adults and one infant on board as well as the pilot. There were no survivors.

Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal
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Landslides and floods kill 33 in Nepal

Jul 27th 2016, 7:23 AM 7,194 Views 0 Comments

Two children were killed when a school in the capital Kathmandu partially collapsed.

"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest
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"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest

May 30th 2016, 9:20 PM 54,646 Views 30 Comments

Robert Gropel and his wife Maria Strydom were climbing Mount Everest together earlier this month when she died.

Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days
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Three climbers die on Everest in the space of three days

May 23rd 2016, 12:12 PM 18,947 Views 19 Comments

The latest fatality is an Indian climber.

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'
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Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Apr 4th 2016, 3:45 PM 15,942 Views 16 Comments

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

23 confirmed dead as passenger plane crashes on Nepal mountain
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23 confirmed dead as passenger plane crashes on Nepal mountain

Feb 24th 2016, 1:37 PM 25,383 Views 7 Comments

The aircraft lost contact with air traffic control eight minutes after taking off.

Nepal earthquake survivor: 'More than anything now, the women need safety'
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Nepal earthquake survivor: 'More than anything now, the women need safety'

May 27th 2015, 6:00 PM 32 Views 4 Comments

One month on, a survivor of the Nepalese earthquake talks about the conditions in the camps and the dangers faced by displaced women and girls.

Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal
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Wreck of missing US helicopter found in Nepal

May 15th 2015, 7:58 AM 9,221 Views 3 Comments

It is unknown if there are any survivors.

Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday
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Here's What Happened Today: Wednesday

May 13th 2015, 11:59 PM 24,889 Views 0 Comments

A little girl egged at a No campaign event, the death of Derek Davis and a train crash in Philadelphia had people talking today.

"People have no hope left. We know that another quake is coming"
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"People have no hope left. We know that another quake is coming"

May 13th 2015, 9:03 PM 12,828 Views 4 Comments

The search has also been continuing for a US military helicopter that went missing while delivering aid.

Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in
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Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in

May 13th 2015, 5:52 PM 29,463 Views 26 Comments

Their friends really aren’t impressed.

Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in and it's enraging everyone
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Irish people are jokingly using Facebook's Nepal safety check-in and it's enraging everyone

May 13th 2015, 10:43 AM 9,338 Views 1 Comment

People say it’s disrespectful to victims.

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