Headlines 

Ditch candlelit dinners: five activity dates to try from bowling to board games

A hike up a rainy hillside with a fitness bore may not be your idea of romance, but a study shows that when it comes to finding love, the usual dates are out. Anyone for Scrabble? Looking for love but hate organised fun? Bad luck. A study has found were snubbing the standard dating script of drinks and dinner in favour of more ambitious activities a hike up a mountain was the most popular first date activity for 40- to 60-year-olds, while the top choice for twentysomethings was mini-golf. Admittedly,…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

Nirmal Purja Summits All 14 Eight-Thousanders in Record 6 Months

In just 6 months and 6 days, Nirmal “Nims†Purja MBE has completed his challenge to summit Earth’s 14 tallest mountains, smashing the previous record of almost eight years and taking his place in mountaineering history. “I am overwhelmed and incredibly proud to have completed this final summit and achieved my goal of climbing the world’s 14 tallest mountains in record time. It has been a gruelling but humbling six months, and I hope to have proven that anything is possible with some determination, self-belief and positivity. I could not…

Read More
Odds and Ends 

This Photo from the Summit of Everest is Insane

Photograph by Nirmal Purja Check out this shocking photo of a ‘traffic jam’ on Everest where approximately 320 people were making their way to/from the summit on May 22nd, 2019. The photo was shared by Nirmal Purja of Project Possible 14/7, who is attempting to “climb all 14 of the 8,000m Himalayan peaks in a single 7 month season, breaking the previous record of 7 years, 11 months and 14 days.” The viral photo has been used in recent days to raise awareness about the overcrowding concerns on Everest as…

Read More
Headlines 

Trekker found after surviving 47 days lost in Himalayas

Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, from Taiwan was trapped in a remote Nepal valley with his girlfriend but she died three days before rescuers found them Two Taiwanese trekkers who went missing in a remote area of Nepal seven weeks ago have been found but only one survived the ordeal. Liu Chen-chun, 19, died just three days before the rescue team located the couple in the Dhading region of central Nepal, but her boyfriend managed to survive despite running out of food. Liang Sheng-yueh, 21, is being treated in hospital in Kathmandu…

Read More