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In our news wrap Sunday, a staunch Beijing loyalist has been elected as Hong Kong's next chief executive in a rubber-stamp committee vote, Nepali Sherpa Kami Rita scaled Mnt. Everest for a record 26th time, and the Kentucky Derby saw…
By PBS NewsHour Weekend
A group of mountaineers is aiming to make history and inspire others in a field not known for its diversity. Called “Full Circle Everest,” the team of ten experienced mountaineers and climbers from the United States and Kenya, is set…
By Amna Nawaz, Maea Lenei Buhre
Mount Everest remains the ultimate achievement for many climbers, and the number of people attempting to conquer it continues to grow. May is a prime month for summit seekers. But at least 11 fatalities have already occurred on Everest this…
Eleven people have died this season, the highest number since 2015.
By Upendra Man Singh, Binaj Gurubacharya, Emily Schmall, Associated Press
By Associated Press
Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.
By Michael D. Regan
Two people died and two are missing near the summit of Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world.
By Sarah McHaney
PBS NewsHour spoke to Grayson Schaffer, a senior editor for Outside Magazine, about the destruction the avalanche caused, whether Mt. Everest is getting more dangerous and why business as usual will start again so soon.
By PBS NewsHour
By Anna Sillers
The climbing season on Mount Everest was temporarily halted after a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on April 25 caused avalanches in Nepal. American climber Mike Hamill, who was on the mountain at the time, recounted his story to National Geographic.
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