Nepal http://kunc.org en Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions http://kunc.org/post/nepal-clamp-down-everest-expeditions The Nepalese government says it will tightly monitor next year's ascents of Mount Everest after an embarrassing high-altitude brawl in April between a European climbing team and their Sherpa guides.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/04/29/179850742/high-on-mount-everest-climbers-clash-with-sherpas">As we reported at the time of the incident</a>, the violence broke out at Camp Three — at an altitude of 24,500 feet, less than 5,000 feet from the summit — when three European climbers said Sherpas accused them of kicking ice down onto them while the guides were working to set up Fri, 02 Aug 2013 15:46:00 +0000 Scott Neuman 47851 at http://kunc.org Nepal To Clamp Down On Everest Expeditions To Crack Down On Rhino Poaching, Authorities Turn To Drones http://kunc.org/post/crack-down-rhino-poaching-authorities-turn-drones A crowd of wildlife rangers gathered on a woody hillside in Nepal last year to try something they'd never done before. A man held what looked like an overgrown toy airplane in his right hand, arm cocked as if to throw it into the sky. As his fellow rangers cheered, he did just that. A propeller took over, sending it skyward.<p>The craft was an unmanned aerial vehicle, also known as a drone, though not the military kind. Tue, 11 Jun 2013 20:34:00 +0000 45657 at http://kunc.org To Crack Down On Rhino Poaching, Authorities Turn To Drones 6 Stories To Mark 60 Years Since First Summit Of Everest http://kunc.org/post/6-stories-mark-60-years-first-summit-everest <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgudnCDDkvE</p> Wed, 29 May 2013 13:59:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 44993 at http://kunc.org 6 Stories To Mark 60 Years Since First Summit Of Everest Nepalese Climber Gives Up For Now On Regaining Everest Title http://kunc.org/post/nepalese-climber-gives-now-regaining-everest-title Transcript <p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: <p>Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne with a follow-up on the record for oldest person to scale Mount Everest. An 81-year-old Nepalese climber earned the title five years ago when he was 76. Last week, an 80-year-old Japanese climber took the crown. Now Min Bahadur Sherchan has given up his attempt to snatch it back but bad weather, due to the season, forced him to turn back. Disappointing. Still, it wasn't age that proved the ultimate barrier.<p>It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.<p> Wed, 29 May 2013 11:17:00 +0000 44988 at http://kunc.org 'On Top Of The World' At 80: Japanese Climber Summits Everest http://kunc.org/post/top-world-80-japanese-climber-summits-everest A Japanese mountaineer has become the oldest person to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, as Yuichiro Miura, 80, reached the 29,035-foot peak Thursday morning. The feat marks Miura's third time atop Mount Everest; he previously climbed the mountain at ages 70 and 75.<p>As in 2008, Miura's accomplishment is in danger of being surpassed by his main rival, Nepalese climber Min Bahadur Sherchan, 81. Thu, 23 May 2013 14:06:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 44724 at http://kunc.org 'On Top Of The World' At 80: Japanese Climber Summits Everest