Nepal ends search for missing South Korean trekkers, guides

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese authorities decided Thursday to end the search for four South Korean trekkers and three Nepali guides who were buried by an avalanche on a popular trekking route. ...

Rescuers resume search for 4 Korean climbers, 3 Nepal guides

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers took advantage of improved weather on Nepal's Mount Annapurna to press ahead with a search for four South Korean climbers and three Nepali guides and have a possible l...

Nepalese-owned operators take lead on world's highest peaks

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Once relegated to support staff, Nepalese climbers famous for their skills on the world's highest peaks are emerging out of the shadows of their Western peers. ...

Three Taiwanese mountaineers survive Annapurna avalanche

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three Taiwanese mountaineers were thought to have survived an avalanche in the Himalayas’ Annapurna massif while four South Koreans and their two Nepali guides were ...

5 climbers attempt to scale Everest during harsh winter

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers are attempting to scale Mount Everest, battling extreme cold, high winds and piled-up snow and ice as they try to become the first to reach the top of the world's...

Registration begins for first Taiwan Alishan Divine Tree Marathon

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The first Taiwan Alishan Divine Tree Marathon, which will take place on Apr. 12 next year in mountainous central Taiwan, is now open for registration. Alishan, a townsh...

Mountains highlighted to promote Taiwan at London travel show

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is promoting tourism at the 2019 World Travel Market (WTM), an international travel trade show being held in London Nov. 4 to 6. With the theme "The Year of...

Nepal man shatters record for scaling world's highest peaks

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepalese national has shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world's 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. ...

UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battl...

Pakistan rescues 2 British climbers, search on for 3 others

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has airlifted two British climbers to safety and that efforts are underway to rescue their three climbing partners stranded...

Taiwan boy takes mother's photo to Yushan to fulfill promise

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An eight-year-old boy from Yilan took his mother’s photo to the top of the highest mountain in Taiwan on Aug. 19 to fulfill a promise he made to her before she died ...

Government promoting mountaineering tourism in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan's Tourism Bureau has designated 2020 the “Year of Mountain Tourism” (脊梁山脈旅遊年) and plans to brand Taiwan as an international mountaineering tourism d...

One-stop mountain permit application portal in Taiwan goes live

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Mountaineering enthusiasts will now enjoy a fast-tracked application process for their planned adventures to the mountainous areas in Taiwan. A one-stop mountain permit...

Pakistani officials: Bodies of 2 Chinese climbers found

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani mountaineering officials say a search team has spotted the bodies of two climbers, one from China and the other from Hong Kong, who went missing last week while scaling a pe...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering of...