Everest region bans single-use plastic
Single-use plastics have been banned in the Everest region to reduce the vast amounts of the waste left by trekkers and mountaineers, Nepali authorities said Thursday.
Macedonian climber dies on Everest
A Macedonian climber died Sunday while making a final push for the summit of Mount Everest, the latest fatality of the current spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalayas. The 62-year-old collapsed above Camp Three at 7,200 metres (23,625 feet). "Our team at the base camp confirms his death," Iswari Poudel of Himalayan Guides Nepal,…