Nepal Agrees to Remeasure Mount Everest

Jeff Neumann · 07/20/11 07:20AM

An apparently long running dispute between China and Nepal over the exact height of Mount Everest should be put to rest, after Nepalese officials said they would measure the mountain using GPS. Today, Nepal and China both recognize a height of 8,848 meters — but in recent border talks China has used the rock height of Mount Everest, while Nepal wants to recognize the snow height, which is about meters higher. Global positioning systems will be set up at three separate locations, but it will be two years before the official height is measured.

'Super Sherpa' Sets Everest World Record

Jeff Neumann · 05/11/11 05:15AM

Ang Tshering Sherpa, a 51-year-old Nepalese climber, surpassed his own world record for the most ascents of Mount Everest today with his 21st summit. That's impressive, to say the least. [AFP]

Blinded Everest Climber Left to Die After Summit

Jeff Neumann · 06/02/10 07:19AM

A 28-year-old Scottish climber, Peter Kinloch, was 600 feet into his descent from the top of Mount Everest when he lost his eyesight. 12 hours and only 200 feet later, his fellow climbers decided they had to leave him.