An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has become the oldest man to reach the top of Mount Everest.
Auckland Museum is set to share detailed diary entries written by Sir Edmund Hillary as he climbed to the summit of Mt Everest sixty years ago.
Filming has just begun on a movie that will immortalise Sir Edmund Hillary on the big screen.
Nepalese mountaineer Chhurim entered the record book by scaling Mount Everest twice in a week.
An American photographer who has spent over 40 years working in Nepal has accused Western climbers including Sir Edmund Hillary of being insensitive to the old traditions of the mountain.
Days after four people died amid a traffic jam of climbers scrambling to conquer Mount Everest, Nepal officials said a similar rush up the world's tallest peak will begin soon, and there's little they can do to control it.
A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal on Sunday.
A 13-year-old boy has become the youngest climber to reach the summit of Mt Everest
The family of Christchurch climber Rob Hall would prefer his body remain on Mt Everest, where he died after reaching the summit in 1996.
If Sir Edmund Hillary were alive today, he would be ringing the climate change alarm bell over what is happening to his favourite mountain range.
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