Part of Mount Everest has collapsed, mountaineers confirm


Destruction of Hillary Step, possibly during 2015 earthquake in Nepal, may make climbing mountain more dangerous

Mountaineers have confirmed that a famous rocky outcrop near the peak of Mount Everest has collapsed, potentially making the climb more dangerous.

The Hillary Step, named after Sir Edmund Hillary who, along with the sherpa Tenzing Norgay, was the first person to climb the mountain in 1953, may have been destroyed during the 2015 Nepal earthquake. Continue reading…