mountains

16-years-later, bodies of long-missing climber and his photographer found encased in icy glacier

On October 5, 1999, world-class climber Alex Lowe and his cameraman David Bridges were scouting a location for his next climb when they were caught in an avalanche on a Tibetan mountain and swept away by the rushing wave of rocks, ice, and snow. Fellow hikers and emergency personnel searched for the pair but never found them. Sixteen years have passed when last Wednesday, two climbers were on the south face of Shishapangma when they came across the frozen remains of two people encased in crystal clear, blue ice. According to the official statement, the climbers described coming across two people that were “beginning to emerge from the glacier”. The climbers described the clothing and pack on the bodies leading authorities to conclude that the two

Interesting UFO video sparks new debate- what are these objects flying over a mountainside?

An interesting 2012 UFO video is back in the news as the UFO community discusses and debates not only the origin of the video, but what is being seen flying above a mountain range in the as-yet-unknown location. What is generally accepted however, is that the video is not fake nor digital CGI manipulation. The origin of the video is unknown but a copy from 2012 recently surfaced on popular online UFO forums and re-ignited the debate. In the video, we see a small UFO flying over a mountaintop. The videographer zooms in on the object and we see a brightly-lit disc (or possibly diamond-shaped object) hovering above a mountain (the distortion from the zoom makes it near impossible to determine the object’s true shape). After

Highest brawl ever – fight breaks out on Mount Everest between European team and local Sherpas

On April 28, 2013, Simone Moro and Ueli Steck were forced to interrupt their acclimatization on Mount Everest and likely also their expedition project, after a fight broke out between the European team and a group of local Sherpas.  At 23,600 feet, the climbers were punched, kicked, and stoned after being accused of "touching" the Sherpa's fixed line. An official of the Cho-Oyu Trekking agency that organized the expedition, told Reuters that the three Europeans had failed to comply with a request from their Sherpa guides to stay at a location while the guides fixed the route.  According to the European team: “t about 8am on 27th April 2013 Simone Moro (IT), Ueli Steck (CH), and Jonathan Griffith (UK) left Camp 2 to reach a tent

Dashrath “Mountain Man” Manjhi – a man single-handedly moves a mountain in a labor of love for his lost wife

Meet Dashrath Manjhi, a poor laborer from the Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India.  Dashrath, known also as “Mountain Man”, lost his wife, Phaguni Devi, who was unable to be taken to the nearest health care center for urgent treatment as the nearest road to the city was 70km long (43 miles) long.  Vowing to solve the problem himself, Dashrath set out on a labor of love, and swore to move mountains in order to ensure nobody else would experience trouble obtaining emergency medical treatment from the nearest town.  You see, Dashrath knew that although the nearest medical facility was 70km away, if a certain mountain did not exist, the trip between the cities of Atri and Wazirganj would be shortened to a mere

Dead bodies on Mount Everest

  Dead bodies abound on Mount Everest It is estimated that over 200 people have died in their attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The causes of their death vary as widely as the weather at Mount Everest’s peak. Climbers face the dangers of falling off the mountain, tripping into huge crevices, asphyxiation from low oxygen levels, avalanches and falling rocks, and weather that can unexpectedly change drastically in mere minutes. At the summit, winds can reach hurricane strength literally blowing the climber off the mountain. Oxygen levels leave the climbers gasping for breath while their oxygen deprived brains leave them unable to make rational decisions. Some climbers stop for a brief rest only to slowly drift into a deep sleep, never to wake up. All dangers