With Nepali runners dominating the open categories of full and ultra marathons, the 14th edition of Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon concluded on the lap of Mt Everest in Solukhumbu district on Sunday (May 29, 2016).
In response to Sherpa demands after the 2014 avalanche, the Nepali government raised the required insurance coverage scale for mountain workers. Life insurance increased 50 percent to $15,000 for high-altitude workers, and medical insurance will rise by 33 percent to $4,000, costs that are paid by expeditions.
The film is based on the true events of the fatal 1996 Mount Everest expeditions detailed in Jon Krakeur’s best-selling book Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster. Everest was filmed over several months on location in Italy, Iceland, and Nepal and the crew was filming on the famous mountain itself when a fatal avalanche struck Mount Everest in April of last year. Unlike other disaster movies that rely solely on computer-generated effects, Everest made use of as many treacherous, icy locations as they safely could. Those extreme conditions certainly pay off in this first, visceral trailer. Everest opens in IMAX 3D on September 18.
China has proposed the Nepal government to build a rail tunnel beneath Mount Everest. According to various reports, the neighbouring nation is extending a railway line linking the capital of Tibet to Nepal via a tunnel under the tallest mountain in the world.
In a symbolic message for world peace and friendship, the national flags of 193 countries are being fluttered atop Mt Everest. The national flags of the UN member states would be hoisted on the top of the world’s highest peak by the members of the ‘Mt Everest Expedition for World Peace and Friendship-2015’ of the World Peace Miteri Forum Nepal.
The story of how harmful could conquer the highest point on the planet. What psychological and physical stress will oppose this amazing mountain daredevils who dared to conquer it? What price you can pay for underestimating the presumptuous harsh environment in which the climbers fall?
The talks between Tourism Minister Bhim Acharya and Sherpa guides held at Mt. Everest base camp on Thursday (April 24, 2014) have failed to convince the Sherpa guides, as they said they would give a rest to Mt. Everest this year.
One more Sherpa guide has been confirmed dead in the deadly Mt. Everest avalanche, thus bringing the total number of deaths to 13, as of Saturday evening.
There is going to be another remarkable ascend to the top of the world. A visually impaired teacher of Baglung district Amit KC is to climb the Mt. Everest next year.