Nepal ex-rebel climbs Everest 'for freedom'

Former Maoist fighter six years on climbs the highest summit of the world as he attempts to reconcile the past.

    Nepal's ruling Maoist party has welcomed a US decision to remove it from a blacklist of terrorist groups after the end of a long conflict with Kathmandu, saying it would boost ties with Washington.

    An estimated 16,000 people died in a 1996-2006 war fought by Maoist rebels against Nepal's once absolute monarchy, before the rebels turned to politics and then took power in elections two years later.

    Krishna KC, a Maoist rebel who narrowly escaped death in his fight for political freedom, tells Al Jazeera how his attempt to climb Mount Everest is a way to reconcile the past and promote peace.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    The War in October: What Happened in 1973?

    Al Jazeera examines three weeks of war from which both Arabs and Israelis claimed to emerge victorious.