Many expeditions abandoned base camp this week after an April 18th avalanche killed 16 guides who were cracking ice and fixing ropes on the upper reaches of the Khumbu Icefall. Photograph: Gopal Chitrakar/Reuters

Fresh ice avalanches struck on a perilous route where 16 Everest sherpas were killed last week, hiking officials said today, making it almost c(...)

The mother of Kaji Sherpa, one of 13 Nepali mountaineering guides who lost his life in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries as she waits for the body of her son to arrive at Sherpa Monastery in Kathmandu. Photograph: Navesh Chitrakar/Reuters

Rescuers recovered the body of one mountain guide today after an ice avalanche swept the lower slopes of Mount Everest, bringing the death toll(...)

Dawson Stelfox (left) and   Frank Nugent at advance base camp after his successful ascent. Photograph: Brian Hayestaken

“I wandered up the last few yards to the top, the snow untracked and pristine on all sides, absorbing the beauty of the (...)

'The successful Irish expedition to Everest summit of 1993 took place when a paradigm shift in mountaineering was occurring.' Photograph: iStockphoto

Twenty years ago today, a group of Irish climbers pitched their tents in one of the harshest places on earth. Located high on the Tibetan Plate(...)