In the Himalayas, as in a lot of places, the impacts of climate change have a “gradual until they aren’t” quality. Rising temperatures melt more of the snowpack that collects on peaks like Mount Everest. This water trickles down, filling into dips in the mountain landscape to form high-altitude glacial lakes. Show More Summary
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In 1924, George Mallory and Sandy Irvine made the first ascent of Mount Everest...Or maybe they didn't...It's hard to tell whether they made it or not. The pair was last seen alive 800 feet below the summit. Seventy-five years later,...Show More Summary
Geologists from around the world have disputed the mammoth mountain's height, creating consequences for Nepal.
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast The first time I saw Eat, Pray, Love was on 28-hour door-to-door trip from Nepal to New York City. I’ve never related less to a film. I should have liked it. I saw it after a five-week trip I’d embarked on alone. Show More Summary
Gauging the mountain’s precise height is not so simple, and for Nepal, the measurement can involve notions of national pride, in addition to questions of science.
As we pen our New Year’s resolutions for 2018, let’s aim for something “impossible.” For motivation, we need look no further than one 12-year-old who did just that: From surviving the threat of abortion to climbing Mount Everest. To ring in the New Year, ABC10 anchor Frances Wang reported the story of Tommy Ludlow of [...]
In 1924 two British mountaineers set out to be the first to conquer Mount Everest. But they never returned to camp, and to this day no one knows whether they reached the top. In this week's episode of the Futility Closet podcast we'll...Show More Summary
The action was an attempt to promote safety and reduce accidents, officials said, although some climbers said they intended to challenge the rule.
... from climbing Mount Everest (The Guardian reports).The idea is to cut down on all the dying up there, but there are some complaints, e.g., by a soldier who'd lost both his legs in a war.One veteran climber, Alan Arnette, said the ban on amputee and visually impaired climbers was prejudiced, ignorant and irrational. Show More Summary
More than 290 people have died attempting to scale Everest, the world's highest mountain.
Nepal has banned solo climbers from scaling its mountains, including Mount Everest, in a bid to reduce accidents, an official said Saturday. The cabinet late Thursday endorsed a revision to the Himalayan nation's mountaineering regulations,...Show More Summary
Mount Everest, Christmas carols, the year in pictures and the most expensive house in America (for now). Read all about them and get some breakfast recipes, too.
While climbing Mount Everest can be one of the coolest things you do in your life, it can apparently also make you go completely insane. Read more...
Descending from the top of the world is no easy feat, taking hours or days—or more than a year, if you happen to be dead. In a 13,000-word feature, supplemented by jaw-dropping video footage, the New York Times recounts the incredible efforts taken to retrieve the bodies of...
That's my answer to the comment on my post disapproving of a gigantic New York Times article about retrieving the corpses of 2 people who attempted to climb Mount Everest.Michelle Dulak Thomson said:Ann, if you don't want to read a particular article, don't. Show More Summary
In May of 2016, four mountain climbers from India went up Mount Everest with four local guides (sherpas). When the group ran into trouble near the summit, the sherpas left. Only one of the climbers from West Bengal, woman named Sunita Hazra, made it back alive while the three men lay frozen on the world's highest mountain. Show More Summary
When mountaineer Jeremy Windsor was climbing Mount Everest in 2008, he experienced something very strange. Alone at an altitude of 27,000 feet, he encountered another man, named Jimmy, who offered words of encouragement and trekked alongside him before disappearing without a trace into the snow and ice. Windsor isn’t the only climber to have seen…
Questions and answers about the world’s highest mountain, and the people who try to get to the top of it.
The vivid tale of how two bodies were retrieved from near the summit of Mount Everest required networking in India and training an impromptu photographer.