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(...)

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(...)