The first woman to climb Mount Everest was honored by Google on what would have been her 80th birthday.
The Chinese government has closed down the base camp of Mount Everest and the area beyond, with officials citing the growing number of waste and garbage left by tourists as the reason.
The local government in Dingri County in Tibet posted several notices in December 2018 about the new national environmental protection law, which states, “no unit or individuals are allowed entry into the core area of the Mount Qomolangma (Tibetan name for Everest) National Nature Reserve.”
Nine — that’s the number of times Lhakpa Sherpa has braved the chilling heights of Mount Everest, the tallest point on Earth towering 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) above sea level.
She holds the women’s world record for Everest summits, and her plan to trek the mountain for the 10th time next year would only extend her feat.
A Japanese climber who lost 9 fingertips during a previous climb at Mount Everest was recently found dead in his tent while attempting to reach the summit of the Earth’s tallest mountain above sea level.
The climber, identified as 35-year-old Nobukazu Kuriki, was found dead while sleeping by Sherpas at a camp located at around 7,400 meters (24,278 feet) of the 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) tall mountain, according to Nepal tourism department official Gyanendra Shrestha, Reuters reported.