Eric Arnold and Maria Strydom died of apparent altitude sickness
Everest isn’t even the highest mountain, either, because Hawaii’s Mauna Kea stretches a lot higher – it just does a lot of that under the sea
An earthquake in 2015 and an avalanche the year before had halted attempts to reach the peak of the mountain
A guide said 'the vibrations caused by helicopters can crack ice blocks and snow packs on mountains'
- Officials want to stop disabled, elderly and very young climbers attempting to scale Everest
- Safety was brought into sharp focus last April when an avalanche killed 16 Nepalese guides
- Tourism minister wants to implement new rules before spring, the mountain's busiest period
The film, also starring Josh Brolin and Keira Knightley, is based on the 1996 disaster that killed eight people
Nobukazu Kuriki was in his final push for the summit when he said he realised he 'would not come back alive' if he continued
Hundreds of strangers on Facebook have helped Hallie Twomey with her mission
Wingsuits allow the wearer to both fall downwards and move across the sky at speeds up to 226mph
Yuichiro Miura, 80, who has had heart surgery four times is already in the oxygen-deficient 'death zone'
An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his attempt to scale Mount Everest, in an effort to reclaim his title as the oldest man to reach the summit.
Overcrowding and culture clashes are the modern Himalayan climbing experience
Japan's pensioners may be celebrated – but they are also creating a 'national crisis'. By David McNeill in Tokyo
British medal hopeful Phillips Idowu was "full of emotion" today as he carried the Olympic Torch in Stratford - just a stone's throw from the Olympic Park in east London.
The Hives' fifth album has been five years in the making. It's the time it takes to make a classic, the natty rockers tell Gillian Orr
Hollywood director James Cameron achieves his dream with journey into the deepest ocean trench