Climbing and Expedition

Tips to prevent AMS

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The onset of AMS symptoms can be fairly common to most lowland travelers in the Himalayas and are not instantly cause for alarm. Symptoms of AMS begin with a headache and slight nausea, sometimes referred to as mountain sickness. Other symptoms then start to manifest themselves including loss of appetite, dizziness, sleeplessness, fatigue or vomiting. This is when medical attention becomes needed. Read More

Young Brit breaks record for swift summit to Island Peak

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Twelve year old Oisin McDevitt is no regular school boy given the number of records he has broken for conquering some of the world’s monstrous mountains. Oisin McDevitt broke another record on 24th October, 2014 – this time for the speed he got to the top of one in the Himalayas. McDevitt climbed 6,200 metres to the top of Island Peak on the flanks of Everest in just four and a half days, something very few adults have managed to achieve. Himalayan Glacier organized the overall trip which was spearheaded by Mr. Chhewang Sherpa, one of the finest climbing leaders from Himalayan Glacier. McDevitt was accompanied by his father and an acquaintance during the expedition. Read More

Nepali female mountaineers’ team to climb tallest Antarctica mountain

An all-woman seven-member mountaineers’ team, which has already successfully climbed the highest mountains in the six inhabited continents, is preparing to start on an expedition to climb to Antarctica aiming to reach the summit of Mount Vinson Massif, the highest mountain there.

Mt Vinson is the last remaining mountain in the teams’ campaign to ascend all the highest mountains in the seven continents.

The team was handed the Nepali flag for its final ascent at an event held by Nepal Mountaineers Association (NMA) in Kathmandu on Monday, December 8, 2014. Read More

Killer Climbs: The 10 Deadliest Mountains in the World

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We love to talk about the most fearsome mountains, the deadliest, the most dangerous, the “Death Zone,” the risks, which one gives us the least chance of standing on top instead of destroying us. Whatever the appeal, it endures. Here are the some of the killer climbs that have made into Top 10 Deadliest Mountains in the World:

1. Mount Everest

Though the infamous Mt. Everest has taken the most lives on this list, it’s high number of attempts each year actually make it’s fatality rate much less. At a rate of about 9%, Everest has claimed more than 200 lives over the years. Read More

Khumbu listed among Lonely Planet’s 10 best regions

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KATHMANDU, OCT 29 – Lonely Planet has placed Nepal’s Khumbu region among the 10 best regions to explore in 2015. Khumbu is also known as the Everest region.

The guide book has placed Nepal in the sixth spot after Gallipoli in Turkey, Rocky Mountain National Park in the US, Toledo in Belize, Tasmania in Australia and Norway Arctic in Norway. Read More

Five-year-old boy climbs Kala Patthar

Five-year-old Harshit Saumitra from Darbhanga, India, has become the youngest mountaineer to successfully climb Kala Patthar (5,554 metres) in the Mt Everest region.

According to members of the expedition, Harshit climbed Kala Patthar on October 17. Harshit was a member of an expedition that comprised his father Rajeev and two Sherpa guides.

During a press meet in the Capital today, Rajeev, a famous Indian mountaineer said that it took his son 10 days to reach the base camp, which for ordinary people takes seven days. According to him, Harshit was moving towards the base camp at a time when dozens of people, mostly foreigners, were losing their lives in blizzards in the Annapurna circuit. “I had taken special precaution for his safety. His health condition is perfectly sound.” Read More

Kilimanjaro: The Roof of Africa

Soaring above the rippling tea plantations and low hills of northeastern Tanzania, Mount Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft) is Africa’s highest peak. Crowned by eternal snows, the mighty Kilimanjaro is the highest free-standing mountain in the world and dominates its landscape unlike any other mountain. Located in Tanzania, this extinct volcano looms over five eco-systems and large game reserves and is certainly one of the world’s most impressive sights. Every year, over 50,000 people set foot in Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak.

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Follow the less traveled Shira Route up the western slope, hiking eight days through the spectacular landscapes of five temperate zones. On this once-in-a-lifetime trek, take in extraordinary views extending hundreds of miles, and experience the sunrise from the roof of Africa.

Trip highlights:

  • Climb the tallest free-standing mountain in the world and sleep on its crater floor.
  • Explore rain forests, heather moors, lava formations, and glaciers.
  • Learn about the unique flora and fauna of the mountain with local naturalists.