#Mountains

.Kathmandu, Nepal
Nepal reopened Mount Everest in April for tourists. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • Zhang Hong is only the third blind person in the world to scale Mount Everest
  • He said that said that all it required was a strong mind
  • He lost his vision due to glaucoma at the age of 21

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mount Everest, located in Nepal, is the world's tallest mountain. (Photo credit: Unsplash)

  • Everest Day is celebrated every year on May 29
  • On May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary became the first to climb the world's tallest peak
  • Processions and events are held in Kathmandu and the Everest region to celebrate the day

.Handan, Hebei, China
Wuzhi mountain is the highest mountain in China's Hainan consisting a lot of scenic areas. (Photo credit: Representational image/ Unsplash)

  • A man was dressed as a monkey in Wuzhishan's scenic area to attract tourists on Labour Day holiday
  • The 'Monkey King' was seen sitting in a cave
  • A number of tourists fed him bananas and other treats

.Kathmandu, Nepal
More than 30 sick climbers have been evacuated from the foot of Mount Everest. (Photo credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Nepal's tourism industry suffered a devastating blow last year due to the COVID pandemic
  • This year authorities have eased quarantine rules in an effort to lure back foreign adventurers
  • The active COVID cases in Nepal have risen six-fold in the last two weeks

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Mountaineering is a huge revenue earner for the Himalayan nation, home to eight of the world's 14 peaks over 8,000 metres. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • A team of eight including two support staff have reached the Everest base camp
  • The highly skilled Nepali mountaineers are the first men on the peak every season, using ropes and ladders
  • The pandemic hit right before the beginning of the busiest mountaineering season last year

.Joshimath, Uttarakhand, India
Aparna Kumar is the sector-in-charge of the ITBP northern frontier in Uttarakhand's capital Dehradun. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Aparna Kumar is at the forefronnt of the rescue work in Uttarakhand  
  • She is also known for her achievements in mountaineering 
  • Kumar is being assisted by Benudhar Nayak, Commanding Officer to the 1st ITBP battalion based in Joshimath

.Islamabad, Pakistan
K2, located in the Karakorum mountain range, is considered as most difficult to climb in winter. (Photo Credit: Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Pakistan Army helicopters on Sunday suspended the search and rescue operations after failing to trace three climbers
  • The three climbers went missing two days ago
  • Earlier, a Bulgarian mountaineer fell to his death on Friday during another expedition on K2