» 01/12/2008, 00.00
Buddhists in prayer for Sir Edmund Hillary, the "father of the Sherpas"
The mountaineer, the first to reach the summit of Everest, is remembered by the Sherpas as a father. Candles shine in the windows of homes and in the monasteries, in tribute to the memory of Nepal's only honorary citizen.
National festival dedicated to Sir Hillary and to Mount Everest
The government will proclaim the holiday on May 29, the date on which Hillary and Tenzing climbed Everest. An airport will also be dedicated to them. Celebrations continue in commemoration not only of the climbing feat, but also and above all of Hillary's work on behalf of the local people.
Strikes and bad weather, thousands of climbers stranded at the foot of Everest
Heavy rains prevent climbers from tackle mountain hikes, and the massacre of the Sherpas shas halted all activities. Many still trying to find tickets to return to the capital. The Lukla Tara Airport manager confirms: "We are not been able to issue tickets".
Nepalese Sherpa wins “highest marathon in the world” on Mount Everest
In just three hours, 41 minutes and 20 seconds Phurba Tamang finished the eighth edition of the Tenzing-Hillary Everest Marathon in the same week in which, for the first time, five cameras are installed on Everest to monitor the melting of glaciers.
Everest, 8 tons of garbage cleaned up by sherpas
Also found helicopter’s parts, bottles and cans that have been trapped in ice for over 50 years. Organized by the Everest Summiteers Association, the initiative has involved nearly 100 people, including climbers and sherpas. On the roof of the world there are still more than 50 tons of waste.
60 years after its conquest, Everest "has become a dumping ground"
May 29 marked the 60th anniversary of the conquest of the summit. Many veterans hikers denounce increasing pollution. The Nepalese government has been accused of avoiding the issue.
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