By Elaine Kurtenbach Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Mountaineer Kei Taniguchi fell to her death while climbing this week in the snowy Daisetsuzan range in northern Japan’s Hokkaido. She was 43. Taniguchi, who climbed Mount Everest in 2007, became the first woman to win the prestigious Piolet d’Or (Golden Ice Axe) mountaineering award in 2009. […]
It’s never too late (or early)
By Truc Allen Northwest Asian Weekly In my last article, I referenced Yuichiro Miura of Japan becoming the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest at 80 years old.
Everest avalanche a reminder of annual risks Sherpas face
By Binaj Gurubacharya and Tim Sullivan Associated Press KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) – The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain on April 18, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.
Nepali boy reaches life plateau by aiding other immigrants
Reaching the summit of the world’s tallest mountain in Nepal is certainly not easy. Since 1922, only 800 people have successfully scaled Mount Everest’s
Pink Everest: Nepal appeals for gay tourists
… the conservative Hindu nation wants a chunk of the multibillion dollar gay tourist market to help pull it out of poverty …