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10 tribal students from Maharashtra will attempt to scale Mount Everest

Mumbai (Maharashtra), Apr 11 (ANI): A 10-member team of tribal boys and girls from Chandrapur in eastern Maharashtra will climb Mount Everest this summer. With the view that adventure sports is one of the best ways to instill confidence and increase self-esteem for all round personality development, the Tribal Development Department, Government of Maharashtra has sponsored a well trained team of physically fit and mentally tough students for this expedition. For the final expedition they will be accompanied by 15 Sherpas and one high altitude expert Doctor along with support staff and a manager. All the climbers have been insured against any adversity.

Mountaineering will be included in national sports policy: Mountaineer Anshu Jamsenpa after meeting PM Modi

Jamsenpa, the famed woman mountaineer who recently conquered Earth's highest mountain 'Mount Everest' for a record fifth time, in the national capital. Anshu Jamsenpa, who scaled Mount Everest twice in five days, shared the details of her meeting with PM Modi. She said that It was a great opportunity for her to meet PM Modi and she saw a leadership quality in PM Modi. Jamsenpa further added that, the PM assured her that mountaineering will be included in the national sports policy so that the entire mountaineer can take advantage of it. Jamsenpa, 37-year-old Indian climber, last month made the fastest double ascent of the Earth's highest mountain and became the first woman to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days.

Mountaineer Ravi Kumar's mortal remain brought to his hometown

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh), June 01 (ANI): The mortal remains of Mountaineer Ravi Kumar were brought to his home town in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Ravi Kumar, 27, died when he fell into a crevice after conquering Mount Everest. Family and close friends bid a farewell to the legend. T he villagers of Ravi Kumar appealed the government to facilitate the legend. Bodies of three Indian climbers, two of whom had died last year on Mount Everest were also retrieved on World’s highest peak from a high altitude on the same day.


Survey of India has completed 250 years and they are now taking up a tricky task in their hands. Dr Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India has said that they will try to map the current height of Mount Everest.

Indian Army Chief congratulates mountaineers expedition

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): Army Chief General Dalbir Singh on Tuesday attended the flagging-off ceremony of the Indian Army Mount Everest Group 2016 and wished the soldiers good luck for participating in the sport. The army chief described the Mount Everest as one of the most difficult sport, adding that it is every soldier's dream to participate in it and bring glory for the country.

Britons, Mexican first foreigners atop Everest since disasters

Nepal, May 13 (ANI): Two Britons and a Mexican have become the first foreigners to climb Mount Everest from the Nepal side, climbing officials said on Thursday, after disasters in 2014 and 2015 killed dozens and forced mountaineers off the world's tallest peak. Briton Kenton Cool, 42, Robert Richard Lucas, 47, both from Britain and David Liano Gonzalez, 36, of Mexico, reached the 8,850 metre (29,035 feet) summit at 8.24 a.m. A nine-man sherpa team reached the summit on Wednesday after setting ropes on the final stretch in time for the first clear weather window of this year's campaign to open.

Mexican mountaineer recounts Nepal earthquake horror from Everest

Kathmandu, April 30 (ANI): A Mexican mountaineer who was climbing up Mount Everest when a deadly 7.9 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal returned home to Mexico and recounted his dramatic story of survival as avalanches roared down the massive mountain. The avalanche on Mount Everest killed at least 18 climbers and guides, including four foreigners, the worst disaster on the world's highest peak, at the start of the main climbing season. But Pastor's position on the mountain and the organisation at his camp allowed him to emerge unscathed. Tourism ministry officials in Nepal have estimated that at least 1,000 climbers, including about 400 foreigners, had been at base camp or on Everest when the earthquake struck. Having climbed Everest twice before, Pastor said he had anticipated avalanches but never earthquakes on his trek to the summit.

Woman amputee mountaineer to climb Mount Elbrus, meets Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, July 18 (ANI): India's female amputee mountaineer, Arunima Sinha, and her colleagues on Friday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh before leaving for Russia to climb Mount Elbrus that is 8000 meters above the sea level. Sinha, a national level volleyball player, is country's first woman amputee to scale Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Everest. Singh blessed them to succeed in their efforts, adding she would be an inspiration for millions of specially-abled people. Sinha said that disability is all in the mind.

India's first amputee trekker climbs Kilimanjaro, after scaling Mount Everest

New Delhi, May 16 (ANI): India's first woman amputee conquered Mount Kilimanjaro after scaling the Mount Everest. Arunima Sinha, the national level volleyball player, the girl who lost a leg in battling snatchers had earlier climbed the world's highest mountain peak, Mount Everest on May 21, 2013 with a prosthetic leg. While addressing a news conference on Thursday (May 15) in New Delhi, Sinha said that the disability is all in the mind. Sinha said her family has been her backbone which has given her moral support and has encouraged her to follow her dreams of climbing the world's highest summit. The Seven Summits which have been climbed by few are composed of each of the highest mountain peaks of each of the seven continents and these are Kilimanjaro, Denali, Elbrus, Aconcagua, Carstensz Pyramid, Vinson and Mount Everest.

Atleast nine killed after an avalanche struck Mt Everest

Nepal, April 18 (ANI): Nine Sherpa guides were killed and three others were seriously injured on Friday after an avalanche struck Mount Everest. According to Nepali officials the avalanche hit an area just below Camp 2 at about about 6.30am local time at an altitude of about 5,800 metres (19,000 feet). Rescuers and fellow climbers at the base camp headed to the area to help and a helicopter was on the way from Kathmandu. More than 4,000 people have scaled the world's highest peak since it was first climbed by New Zealand's Edmund Hillary and Nepal's Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953. A total of 240 have died on its slopes.