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5 Jun
An American climber, Arthur Muir, 75, became the oldest American to climb the world’s highest peak, breaking the record of climber Bill Burke who reached the summit at 67 in 2009.
31 May
Hong Kong mountaineer Tsang Yin-hung, who has recorded the world's fastest ascent of Everest by a woman, said on Sunday that she believes in aiming high, after scaling the peak in a record time of 25 hours and 50 minutes.
16 May
The peak's new season has cost two lives, as local mountaineers urge foreign climbers to bring down leftover oxygen bottles for Nepalese residents left breathless by COVID-19.
10 May
More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest, raising fears that coronavirus may scupper a hoped-for bumper season on the world's highest mountain.
7 Apr
Sheikha Asma Al Thani, a Qatari royal is chasing her dream of becoming the first woman from the Middle East to complete the Explorers Grand Slam of summiting each continent's highest peaks and reaching the earth’s poles. Arriving in Kathmandu, Nepal on April 1, Sheikha Asma is expected to start her ascent in mid May.
3 Apr 2020
Hundreds of mountain guides and expedition workers have been robbed of their prime earning season as Nepal shuts down the Himalayas - including Everest - to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Nepal, which is now in lockdown and has four confirmed cases of coronavirus so far, announced it was suspending permits for all mountain expeditions on March 12, just as Sherpas were preparing for the season.
29 Feb 2020
Four Sherpa guides are setting off to attempt to climb to the top of Mount Everest in less than a week. Only a handful of climbers have reached the summit during the brutal winter season.
26 May 2019
The first black African woman to climb Everest says that people from her continent must seek "amazing" new challenges to prove they can compete with the best.
3 May 2019
A special team has been tasked with cleaning up the world's highest mountain, littered with garbage from decades of commercial mountaineering. Everest is sometimes described as the world's highest rubbish dump.

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