March 23, 2001: Eric Weihenmayer was preparing to climb Mount Everest. NBC's Roger O'Neill profiled Weihenmayer, a skilled and daring athlete, who two months later became the first blind climber to reach the mountain's summit.
Eli Reimer, 15, has made history doing something many adults would find difficult: hiking to the base of the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest, becoming the first American with Down syndrome to complete the climb. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A young Nepali sherpa climber has become the world's first woman to scale Mount Everest twice in a week, Guinness World Records has confirmed. Full story
Nineteen people have died in a plane crash in Nepal. They were on their way to climb Mount Everest. The plane crashed into a field shortly after take-off from the capital Kathmandu. It was bound for Lukla, the starting point for a trek through the Himalayan mountains to the base camp of Mount Everes
epa03648886 View taken from an aircraft showing the peaks of Mount Everest along with other mountains in the Himalayan range in the north east of Kathmandu ,Nepa 03 April 2013. The 80th anniversary of the first Everest flight was marked by a flight in which one of the passengers is Charles douglas
A visitor casts a shadow on the ground as she looks at art made from trash picked from Mount Everest at a visual art symposium in Kathmandu November 20, 2012. Fifteen Nepali artists closeted for a month with a heap of 1.5 metric tons (1.7 tons) of trash picked up from Mount Everest transformed the l
A visitor looks at gas canisters that were salvaged from trash picked from Mount Everest and made into prayer wheels during a visual art symposium in Kathmandu November 25, 2012. Fifteen Nepali artists closeted for a month with a heap of 1.5 metric tons (1.7 tons) of trash picked up from Mount Evere