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Climbing Mount Everest

Climbers from various countries descend Khumbu Icefall on their way back to Base Camo on May 22, 2013 after summiting Mount Everest . May is the most popular month for Everest climbs because of more favorable weather. Earlier this month, an 80-year-old Japanese man Yuichiro Miura became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest and Raha Moharrak became the first woman from Saudi Arabia to scale the peak. (Pasang Geljen Sherpa/Associated Press) #

from Gawker

Climbers Leaving Everest Shit-Covered Biohazard, Sherpas Warn

According to the Associated Press, the chief of Nepal's mountaineering association says that human sewage has become a critical problem on Mount Everest, urging his country's government to make visitors properly dispose of their shit and piss.

Event: Mount Everest Expedition 1953 Photographer: George Lowe Date: 28th May 1953 Country: Nepal Ref.: S0001357

from The Independent

Nepal: More than 1,100 people killed by massive earthquake

from WSJ

Researchers Put Hierarchies Through the Himalayan Test

Researchers Put Hierarchies Through the Himalayan Test. Do hierarchical countries like China succeed more than countries that put little value on ranking? Robert M. Sapolsky on new research.

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Nepal, a landlocked country between India and China, is known for its mountain peaks. The small country contains eight of the 10 highest peaks in the world.