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GoPro video reveals last moments of doomed Himalayan climbers

Jul 09, 2019 - 7:25 AM

An officer of the rescuing Indo-Tibetan Border Police says, the 'GoPro has proved to be like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers'

In this handout photo taken and released by the Indo Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) on July 3, 2019, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) personnel line up the bodies of mountaineers retrieved from Nanda Devi after landing in a helicopter in Pithoragarh in the Indian state of Uttarakhand on July 3, 2019. - Indian rescuers brought down on July 3 the bodies of four out of eight climbers killed in an avalanche almost six weeks ago on the country's second-highest mountain. The four Britons, two Americans, one Indian and one Australian went missing in the last week of May trying to summit a virgin peak on Nanda Devi in the Himalayas. (Photo by Handout / Indo Tibetan Border Patrol (ITBP) / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / INDO TIBETAN BORDER PATROL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS ---

Indian rescuers to airlift bodies back from Himalaya slope

Jun 24, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey says the bodies would be brought to the base camp from where they will attempt to airlift them down using special choppers

RESCUE TEAM. This handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 13, 2019, shows members of the rescue team before their departure by land to the Nanda Devi East base camp, Handout photo by Indo Tibetan Border Police/AFP

India aborts mission to recover climbers' bodies on Nanda Devi

Jun 05, 2019 - 11:21 PM

An Air Force helicopter is hindered by turbulent winds, the risk of further avalanches, the bowl-shaped terrain, the high altitude, and the fact that there is only one possible approach route to the site

AERIAL VIEW. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineers look at a an aerial picture along with rescue personnel upon arriving to a Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Climbers who died on Indian peak took path without permission

Jun 05, 2019 - 12:22 AM

'This mountain range is more difficult to scale than Mount Everest. They knowingly risked their lives after changing their plans without informing the authorities,' says an official involved in the operation

RESCUED. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineer Zachary Quain (R) and Mark Thomas (2R) arrive with rescue personnel to Indo-Tibetan Border Police camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Bodies spotted in search for missing climbers in India

Jun 03, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The search operation involving the helicopters and dozens of mountain rescuers has been hampered by poor weather and the remoteness of the area

RESCUED. In this handout photo released by the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on June 3, 2019, rescued mountaineers (L-R) Zachary Quai, Ian Wade, Kate Armstrone and Mark Thomas speak with an ITBP personnel upon arriving to the ITBP camp in Pithoragarh after being rescued following an avalanche while climbing the Nanda Devi in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand in India. AFP PHOTO / Indo-Tibetan Border Police

Fall in the Swedish Lapland

Jan 13, 2018 - 8:00 PM

A mountain climber shares his experience hiking in the mountains of the North

How the 'tiger of Mayon' protects the unpredictable volcano

Oct 15, 2017 - 3:30 PM

George Cordovilla's life's worth of efforts to climb, conserve and protect the volcano earns him the monicker 'Tiger of Mayon'

TIGER OF MAYON. George Cordovilla earns the monicker of Tiger of Mayon.  Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

What to bring on your first hike

May 20, 2016 - 8:04 PM

Looking forward to your first trail experience? Don’t forget these essentials

Go outside R.O.X. Outdoor Festival 2016

Apr 07, 2016 - 4:00 PM

Step out and experience the best of the outdoors from April 16 to 17 at R O X Bonifacio High Street

DENR imposes stricter rules for Mt Pulag trekkers

Feb 13, 2016 - 1:25 PM

To date all Saturdays and Sundays up to December 2016 are fully booked

MOSSY TRAIL. Mt Pulag is a favorite among trekkers. Photo courtesy of Mt Pulag Park management

This adventurous Pinoy toddler has climbed 26 mountains with his parents

Dec 05, 2015 - 9:57 PM

Little Wyatt Maktrav has climbed 26 mountains and hills – and he s only 3 years old

FROM ONE SUMMIT TO THE NEXT

Nov 28, 2015 - 10:41 PM

In pursuing his passion Romi Garduce has chosen the harder route He finds joy in the journey

Mt Pulag hikers now required to show health clearance – DENR

Nov 13, 2015 - 6:43 PM

The advisory is issued after a 51 year old tourist from Novaliches Quezon City died of heart attack inside her tent at the famous forest park in Benguet

ONLY FOR THE PHYSICALLY FIT. The management of the Mount Pulag National Park adopts a no-health-clearance-no-hiking policy after a tourist from Quezon City dies of cardiac arrest in her tent. Photo courtesy of Mount Pulag National Park

Malaysian rescuers bring quake-stranded climbers to safety

Jun 06, 2015 - 10:22 AM

Malaysian media reports say that a local tour guide and a woman believed to be Singaporean had been killed on Mount Kinabalu

Climber dies at foot of Mt Pulag

Nov 02, 2014 - 8:32 PM

Following the incident cllimbers of the highest mountain in Luzon are advised to use proper gear and exercise caution

PEAK. One of the highest peaks in the Philippines, Mount Pulag is a popular choice for adventurers looking for a challenge. File photo by Rappler/Dave Leprozo Jr.

Climbing Mt. Daraitan

May 03, 2014 - 5:29 PM

The climb was grueling for me despite regular weekly visits to the gym but the views and photos of the majestic sights were worth it

Nepal counts cost of damaging Everest debacle

Apr 30, 2014 - 4:58 PM

A former government official says the closure of Everest from the Nepalese side would have implications for the country s tourism industry

MOUNT EVEREST. A general view of the 8,848 m (29,028 feet) high Mount Everest taken from an aircraft over Nepal, Sept 14, 2013. File photo by EPA

Embrace the challenge! The basic guide to your first ever climb

Feb 16, 2014 - 11:45 AM

You don t have to be a pro mountaineer to experience the exhilaration of the climb You should however be prepared Here are tips from a climbing ethusiast s first hand experience

Gulugod Baboy’s all-weather beauty

Sep 05, 2013 - 4:00 PM

Gulugod Baboy literally means Pig’s Spine

GREEN ALL YEAR ROUND. Rain or shine, Gulugod Baboy offers breathtaking views, especially from its peak. All photos by Rhea Claire Madarang

Nepal to allow climbers to scale 5 more peaks

Aug 20, 2013 - 5:07 PM

Nepal will open 5 more peaks above 8 000 metres for expeditions when the autumn climbing season begins a tourism official said Tuesday

Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

Nepal marks 60 years since Everest summit victory

May 30, 2013 - 11:52 AM

Nepal on Wednesday May 29 marked 60 years since the first ascent of Everest celebrating the pioneering climbers whose bravery spawned an industry

Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

New records, reflection mark Everest 60th anniversary

May 26, 2013 - 1:10 PM

Sixty years ago this week two men became the first to stand on the roof of the world in a remarkable feat of endurance and strength of the human spirit

Edmund Hillary (L) and Tenzing Norgay (R), May 1953. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Climbers make peace with guides after Everest brawl

Apr 29, 2013 - 10:51 PM

It was terrifying to watch they nearly got killed an eyewitness said os the brawl

Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

Eyewitness describes 'terrifying' Everest brawl

Apr 29, 2013 - 3:14 PM

Two famous European climbers fought with Nepalese guides in a high altitude brawl that has sparked a police investigation

Mount Everest as seen from the aircraft of Drukair in Bhutan. The aircraft is south of the mountains, facing north. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia/Shrimpo1976

In the shadow of a mountain

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:25 PM

For the many faceless volunteers I met in the deep gullies and sun bleached ridges of Maculot during the search this story is for you

A promise to leave no trace

Apr 11, 2012 - 3:13 PM

For the mountain people my adventure was their daily life and for me their life was a great adventure