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# Mount Everest

This year
Two more climbers die after being on Everest, bringing climbing season death toll to seven
Nepal has issued 478 permits for Everest to foreign climbers this season, which runs until early June.
Last year
Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Mount Everest for 26th time
Kami Rita, whose father was among the first Sherpa guides, first scaled Everest in 1994 and has been making the trip nearly every year since.
Everest's highest glacier rapidly losing ice, says new study
The formation may already have lost around 55 metres of thickness in the last 25 years.
All time
Two climbers - from the US and Switzerland - have died on Mount Everest
On average, around five climbers die every year on the world’s highest peak.
Mount Everest grows four metres after China and Nepal agree new height measurement
The new official height of the world’s tallest peak is 8,848.86 metres.
Veteran Sherpa guide who set Everest record dies aged 72
Ang Rita was a national hero known as the ‘snow leopard”.
Your evening longread: Uncovering the unsolved mysteries of Mount Everest
It’s a coronavirus-free zone as we bring you an interesting longread each evening to take your mind off the news.
In Nepal, Sherpas are losing vital tourism income, but 'stopping the virus is more important than our jobs'
Cormac Fitzgerald reports from Nepal on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting Mount Everest’s guides.
Tributes to Professor Séamus Lawless, who died on Mt Everest, as project to restore Four Courts documents launched
Historical records destroyed by fire at Dublin’s Four Courts at the beginning of the Irish Civil War have been restored digitally.
Mount Everest region to ban single-use plastics
The region receives over 50,000 tourists every year, including climbers and trekkers.
American climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest
About half a dozen climbers died on Everest last week, including two Irish men .
Memorial service plans for Trinity professor who went missing on Everest announced
The family called off the search for Seamus Lawless yesterday evening.
British climber dies on Mount Everest amid overcrowding concerns on world's highest peak
Robin Fisher’s death follows that of Irishman Kevin Hynes who died yesterday.
Search for Trinity College professor ended as second Irishman dies climbing Everest
Séamus Lawless and Kevin Hynes have both died on the mountain.
Search continues for Trinity College professor who went missing on Everest
An American and Indian climber have died on the mountain this week.
Body of Indian climber, in group with missing Irish man, recovered from Mt Everest
Ravi Thakar (28) was found dead inside his tent at Everest Camp 4 last Friday.
Government will help family of Trinity professor who went missing on Everest 'in any way possible'
Seamus Lawless went missing on the world’s highest mountain earlier this week.
Fundraising page to help find Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest reaches €180,000
Séamus Lawless went missing after reaching the summit of the mountain.
Trinity College professor missing on Mount Everest a day after reaching peak of world's highest mountain
Seamus Lawless reportedly fell on the mountain at an altitude of 8,300m yesterday.
Tourists banned from Mount Everest base camp in bid to reduce rubbish piling up
The growing popularity of the mountain has lead to mounting levels of trash – and corpses.
Japanese climber who lost nine fingers on Everest dies on his eighth attempt at the summit
Nobukazu Kuriki was a solo climber who’d conquered other 8,000m peaks in Nepal.
Double leg amputee reaches summit of Everest, 40 years after losing his feet during his first attempt
Xia Boyu had both his feet amputated after suffering frostbite during his first attempt at Everest in 1975.
Dublin man sets off to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in bid to climb each continent's highest mountain
Derek Mahon from Dublin climbed Mount Everest in 2014.
The bodies of four more climbers found inside a tent near summit of Mount Everest
These latest discoveries brings the death toll in recent days to 10.
Rescuers find body of missing Everest climber, bringing death toll to four
More than a dozen climbers have also been rescued from the mountain in the last three days.
Prepping for Everest from your bed: The controversial way to summit in 35 days
The use of a hypoxic tent is becoming popular, but some climbers aren’t
85-year-old attempting to reclaim title as oldest person to summit Everest dies at base camp
The former soldier became the world’s oldest climber to summit Everest in 2008 when he was 76.
Is Everest still the tallest peak? Scientists aren't too sure
It’s thought a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015 knocked an inch off the top of the world’s highest peak.
Are performance-enhancing drugs corrupting the climbing game on Mount Everest?
We take a look at mountaineering’s complicated relationship with doping.
"I don't understand, I still don’t understand" - Climber's grief after wife's death on Everest
Robert Gropel and his wife Maria Strydom were climbing Mount Everest together earlier this month when she died.
This man has lost nine fingers to frostbite ... and he's trying to climb Mount Everest
Nobukazu Kuriki lost nine fingers to frostbite in 2012 on Everest. He is the only climber trying to summit the world’s highest mountain this year.
Man who climbed Everest in shorts can teach you how to control your immune system
It can be as simple as breathing in and breathing out.
Four Irish people have still not contacted home after Nepal earthquake
One Nepalese man was removed from the rubble after 82 hours. He said he survived by drinking his own urine.
Nepal quake death toll surges over 3,000
It’s the Himalayan nation’s deadliest disaster in more than 80 years.
There are 100 Irish people in areas affected by the Nepal earthquake
Efforts are being made to contact some 50 Irish citizens in the quake-hit region.
John Giles says 'resentment' stopped him succeeding at Shamrock Rovers
The Leeds legend and RTÉ pundit recalled his time at the helm of the Irish side on Off the Ball.
Everest on speed: Summit expert will take you to the top of the world in six weeks
The best way to climb Everest is to do it fast,” says Adrian Ballinger.
Two Irishmen reach summit of Mount Everest
Derek Mahon from Dublin and Noel Hanna from County Down reached the mountain’s summit on Saturday.
Sherpas fear for their livelihoods as Everest 'shuts down'
The deadly avalanche of 18 April led to labour dispute and a closure of the mountain route.
Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster
13 guides were killed and nine were plucked to safety after an ice avalanche smashed into their expedition on Friday.