Mountain guide missing in Dhaulagiri

BABIYACHAUR:  A guide, identified as a 30-year-old Angnima Sherpa  of Chaurikharka-3 of Solukhumbu, has gone missing since Sunday evening while returning after scaling Dhaulagiri Peak. Sherpa had gone missing from Dhaulagiri base. According to DSP Basundhara Khadka at Myagdi District Police Office, a helicopter has been mobilised in course of searching for Sherpa. Sherpa had […]

Mt Everest’s famous Hillary Step destroyed

LONDON:  A famous feature of Mount Everest called ‘The Hillary Step’ has collapsed, potentially making the climb to the world’s highest peak even more dangerous and time consuming, mountaineers have confirmed. The near-vertical 12 metre rocky outcrop stood on the mountain’s southeast ridge, and was the last great challenge before the top. The Hillary Step […]

Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package

RIYADH:  President Donald Trump basked in Saudi Arabia’s lavish royal welcome Saturday as he left behind, at least temporarily, the snowballing controversies dogging him in Washington. Trump rewarded his hosts with a $110 billion arms package aimed at bolstering Saudi security and a slew of business agreements. “That was a tremendous day, tremendous investments in […]