• China Oct 29, 2019

    Nepal Man Shatters Record for Scaling World's Highest Peaks

    A Nepalese national shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height. The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    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 more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • United States Jun 4, 2019

    American Scientist Sounds Warning on Future Everest Dangers

    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 more dangerous for future climbers, an American scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Prof. John All of Western Washington University said after returning from the mountains that he and his...

  • Mount Everest May 29, 2019

    Chicagoan Recounts Harrowing Journey to Summit of Mount Everest

    A Chicago-native just completed his incredible journey to the summit of the world’s tallest mountain, and in addition to being thrilled with his achievement, he feels grateful to be alive.

  • May 29, 2019

    Chicagoan Who Climbed Mt. Everest Speaks Out

    This year, 11 people have died trying to climb Mount Everest, and now mountaineers, including a local man who just climbed the mountain, are calling for change. NBC 5’s Kate Chappell has the story. 

  • China May 29, 2019

    11 Climbers Died On Mount Everest This Season

    Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish, 62, became the second American to have died on Mount Everest in the last 10 days. Veteran climbers blame the deaths on overcrowding due to the Nepalese government selling too many permits. The government blames the bottleneck near Everest’s peak on bad weather.

  • Attorney May 28, 2019

    Climbing Deaths Rise on Everest as Nepal Issues More Permits

    Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world’s highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years. As the allure of Everest grows, so have...

  • Attorney May 28, 2019

    Colorado Climber Dies After Reaching Top of Mount Everest

    A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. The cause isn’t yet known, said his brother, Mark Kulish of...

  • Utah May 26, 2019

    Utah Climber, 4 Others Die on Mount Everest

    An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two Sherpa guides, Pasang Tenje Sherpa, head of Pioneer Adventure, which provided the guides,...

  • NBC May 23, 2019

    Utah Man Dies on Everest After Reaching Goal of Climbing Each Continent's Tallest Mountain

    An American man has died on a climb of Mount Everest and his family thinks that he had a heart attack while descending from the peak of the world’s tallest mountain, NBC News reported. Don Cash, 55, was a Utah resident whose children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City that he died just after completing his goal of...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • Canada Apr 19, 2019

    3 Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Canada

    Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday. Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday. “They are...

  • United States Mar 27, 2019

    US Scientists to Climb Everest, Collect Data on Climate

    A team of American scientists flew to the Mount Everest region Wednesday to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayan mountains and glaciers that are melting due to global warming. The team led by John All of Western Washington University plans to spend the next two months in the region collecting samples and studying the ice, snow and vegetation. In...

  • Alaska Mar 8, 2019

    New Video Shows Mass Chaos, Terror During IHOP Shooting

    Surveillance video from inside a Long Island IHOP showed utter chaos when gunfire broke out in the restaurant feet away from a toddler earlier this week. Greg Cergol reports.

  • Alaska Jan 30, 2019

    Chicago Is Colder Than Siberia, the South Pole, Alaska and More

    When you think of cold weather, the South Pole, Mount Everest, Siberia and Alaska often come to mind – but Chicago is colder than all of those places Wednesday.

  • Associated Press Oct 15, 2018

    Recovery of Nepal Climbers Delayed by Mountain's Remoteness

    Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn’t been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers’ devastated campsite on Saturday...

  • Massachusetts Sep 20, 2018

    Democrat Ben Jealous Struggles in Blue Maryland

    Badly outmatched in fundraising in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-1, Jealous is struggling so far to become Maryland’s first black governor and prevent the first re-election of a Republican governor in the heavily blue state since 1954.

  • NBC News May 15, 2018

    Climber Who Lost Legs to Everest Finally Makes It to Summit 4 Decades Later

    A Chinese climber who lost both his legs to frostbite while trying to summit Everest in 1975 finally accomplished the feat on Monday, Reuters reported. Xia Boyu became the first double amputee to summit the world’s tallest mountain from the Nepal side. “Climbing Mount Everest is my dream,” Xia told Agence France Presse last month. “I have to realize it....

  • Europe May 14, 2018

    Australian Man Climbs 7 Peaks in 7 Continents in Record Time

    An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said. Steve Plain scaled Everest on Monday, 117 days after he began his mission in Antarctica. Iswari Poudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal said he got a phone call from Mount Everest base camp saying...

  • United States Apr 17, 2018

    ‘For All Women': Tireless Connecticut Mom Plans Her 9th Everest Summit

    Between raising two daughters and working as a dishwasher at Whole Foods, Lhakpa Sherpa just doesn’t have time for training to climb Mount Everest. Even so, she has done it a record eight times — and hopes to outdo herself yet again. The 44-year-old native of Nepal holds the world record for summits of Everest by a woman and plans...

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