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Video: First Egyptian space tourist goes on board ‘New Shepard’ rocket
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Video: First Egyptian space tourist goes on board ‘New Shepard’ rocket

Egyptian engineer Sara Sabry became the first Egyptian space tourist after she took part in Thursday’s space trip of Jeff…
Nepali Sherpa breaks his own climbing record
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Nepali Sherpa breaks his own climbing record

A 47-year-old Nepali sherpa has set a climbing record by scaling all the world’s 14 peaks that are higher than…
Climbing guide says at least 100 virus cases on Everest
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Climbing guide says at least 100 virus cases on Everest

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An expert climbing guide said Saturday that a coronavirus outbreak on Mount Everest has infected at…
Two mountaineers die on Everest as climbing reopens despite pandemic
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Two mountaineers die on Everest as climbing reopens despite pandemic

Sherpa guides said a Swiss and an American have died climbing Mount Everest, becoming the first fatalities since Nepal reopened the…
China opens Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested climbers
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China opens Everest’s north side to 38 virus-tested climbers

BEIJING (AP) — China has opened Mount Everest’s northern slope to a few dozen mountaineers who will be tested for…
Coronavirus casts shadow over Everest
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Coronavirus casts shadow over Everest

The Himalayan hilltown of Khumjung should be bustling ahead of Everest’s climbing season, but the coronavirus has forced the shut…
Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life
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Trash to treasure: Everest garbage given new lease of life

A group of tourists sip water at a five-star hotel in Kathmandu, unaware that the green glasses in their hands…
Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits
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Nepal marks 1st Everest ascent amid debate over permits

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing…
Sherif al-Abd becomes second Egyptian to climb Mount Everest
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Sherif al-Abd becomes second Egyptian to climb Mount Everest

Sherif al-Abd has become the second Egyptian to climb the top of Everest, the highest mountain in the world, 12…
US climber becomes 11th Everest fatality
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US climber becomes 11th Everest fatality

A US climber has died after descending from Everest, officials said Tuesday, taking this season’s toll to 11 including several…
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