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(...)

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest (centre) killing nine Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said.  Photograph: Tim Chong/Files/Reuters

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on today killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season,(...)

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. Photograph: Getty Images.

Nepal will enforce tighter controls of climbers on Mount Everest to ensure the world’s highest peak is safe, officials said today. The developm(...)

The first conquerors of Everest, Edmund Hillary (left) and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay (right), with expedition leader Colonel John Hunt (centre) in Katmandu, Nepal, after descending from the peak . Photograph: PA Wire

It was the final obstacle, the 15 metres of technical climbing up a near vertical rock face that pushed Sir Edmund Hillary to the limit. Once climb(...)

A team of climbers, including 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer Yuichiro Miura, stand on the summit of Mount Everest this morning. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

An 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber who has had four heart surgeries reached the top of Mount Everest today, becoming the oldest person t(...)

Every year hundreds of climbers  set out in April to attempt to climb Mount Everest in Nepal, above. Photograph: Desmond Boylan/Reuters

A mountaineer on Everest has described the “terrifying” scene of two noted European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude b(...)