A South Korean man is feared to have been killed just after becoming the first disabled person to climb the world’s 14 highest peaks in the Himalayas.
A world record: Kim Hong-bin, who lost all his fingers to frostbite 30 years ago, reached the summit of Broad Peak in Pakistan’s Karakoram Range at 4:58 p.m. on Sunday (local time), the Korea Herald reported. At 8,047 meters (26,401 feet), Broad Peak is the last of 14 mountains he has climbed in the Himalayas above 8,000 meters (26,247 feet).
A Japanese tourist’s patience was put to the test as he ended up stuck in what appeared to be the most crowded time of the year on Mount Fuji this weekend.
Mikio Kiura, who goes by the username @kur on Twitter, took a snap of the seventh station of his trail on Sunday.
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.
After more than 40 years since his last failed attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest, losing both his legs to frostbite in the process, Xia Boyu finally achieved his dream by climbing the tallest mountain above sea level.
Workers at the popular ancient wooden trail in China’s Mount Hua are being labeled by many netizes as badass for cleaning the pathway from snow at 7,070 feet (2,154 meters) high.
Equipped with only just a shovel and broom, these workers spend most of their day up high in Huashan mountain side cleaning the 11-inches wide and 165-foot-long wooden trail from being covered in snow during winter.