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Heavy traffic of mountain climbers lined up to summit Mount Everest in a photograph taken by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition on May 22nd. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish mountaineer who has summited Everest nine times, said that some of the Nepalese proposals to police the world’s highest peak are “too restric(...)

Rosita Boland in Bangalore, in India: ‘That we go out of our doors in the morning and mostly return unscathed in the evening seems a small daily miracle to me.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons


Well-developed paths and infrastructure, paid for primarily by the permit fees collected along the route, have greatly improved the accessibility of this region

“That’s bloody stunning, that is,” were the only words from the Aussie’s mouth as the five of us sat in silence on the summit of Chukkung Ri. The 4am (...)

A Nepali family sits in front of their damaged home in Nepal’s southern Bara district near Birgunj on April 1st, 2019, the morning after a rare spring storm. Photograph: Diwakar Bhandari/AFP/Getty

Rescuers struggled Monday to reach villages in southern Nepal cut off by a powerful rainstorm that killed at least 28 people and injured hundreds more(...)

Trekkers and porters hike down the Baltoro glacier in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. File photograph: Wolfgang Rattay/Reuters

At least a third of the ice in the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush will thaw this century as temperatures rise, scientists said on Monday. Vast glaciers(...)

Dipa Rai from Nepal, a student now living in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

As a child in Nepal, Dipa Rai would walk six kilometres to and from school each day. When she moved into secondary school, the journey increased to a (...)

Engineers Without Borders Ireland director Declan Alcock: “Some of the barriers we found included an initial ban on international NGOs participating in reconstruction projects.”

Minutes before noon on April 25th, 2015, Siobhán Kennedy and her partner were about to enjoy a cup of tea and some cake, when their fifth-floor apartm(...)

Mount Gurja, Nepal. Photograph: Daniel Prudnek/iStock

At least seven mountaineers were killed after their camp on a Himalayan peak in western Nepal was hit by a storm, police said on Saturday, in the coun(...)

Nepali activists demand justice after the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl, in Kathmandu on August 25th. Photograph: Dipen Shrestha/AFP/Getty

Low between the hills that surround the Kathmandu valley, the lush green landscape around Nepal’s capital belies a troubling debate taking place in th(...)

Diarrhoea is usually accompanied by abdominal pain, nausea and cramps and, sometimes, by fever

Few diseases have attracted such a wide range of euphemisms as traveller’s diarrhoea. The “runs” and gippy tummy are some of the milder monikers. Some(...)

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