Queenslander Francesco Enrico Marchetti climbing Kala Pathar in Khumbu, Nepal. Facebook photo: Francesco Marchetti

Australian climber Francesco Marchetti dies on Mount Everest

An Australian man has died while descending Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. He died of suspected altitude sickness while trying to reach the summit of Mount Everest on Sunday. The 54-year-old Queenslander,... Read more »
Dr Maria Strydom and her husband

Strydom’s husband vows to bring her body back home, friends set up fundraiser to help

Maria Strydom’s husband Robert Gropel vows not to leave Nepal without her body The husband of Maria Strydom, Melbourne woman who died on Mount Everest, has vowed to bring home the body... Read more »
Alyssa Azar on her way to Everest base camp in April 2014. Photo: Facebook

Alyssa Azar becomes youngest Australian to climb Mount Everest

The youngest Australian to reach the peak of Mount Everest has returned safely to base camp following “an amazing climb” Queensland teenager Alyssa Azar has made it back safely to base camp... Read more »
Monash University business lecturer Maria Strydom has died from altitude sickness after reaching the summit of Mount Everest. Source: Facebook

Melbourne woman Maria Strydom dies on Mount Everest

A Melbourne university lecturer who suffered altitude sickness and died on Mount Everest Maria Strydom died on Saturday afternoon after having to turn back from the final leg of the expedition because... Read more »
A woman sells farm products in Ruma, Bangladesh

Promoting High-value mountain products for sustainable livelihoods

Strengthening linkages between value chain actors, service providers and enablers is important in achieving sustainable growth in Hindu Kush Himalayan region By Dr Surendra Raj Joshi The bountiful mountain areas of the... Read more »
A view of the Gasherbrum IV massif. PHOTO: DAVID KASZLIKOWSKI

Polish Photographer reveals Karakoram’s most spectacular side with drone

Photographer took pictures of Pakistani glacier using a drone after three-week adventurous hike through the Himalayas The photos taken in the cold, high Himalyas usually show colossal snow-covered vast lands and mountains.... Read more »