China and Nepal have both established unmanned weather stations high on the world’s tallest mountain.
A disgraced Indian climber, who continues to maintain he already climbed the mountain once before, made sure to have lots of photos and videos taken.
The mystery of nine hikers who died in Russia has baffled people for more than 60 years. The authors of a recent paper think they’ve found another clue.
Vasu Sojitra lost his right leg at 9 months. Now 30, he recently completed what is believed to be the first disabled ski descent of Denali. He hopes to encourage others to follow.
The German climber Jost Kobusch is attempting to be the first to scale the world’s tallest mountain in winter alone without supplemental oxygen. There’s nobody else out there.
Valentine Fabre and her ski-mountaineering partner, Hillary Gerardi, took on the Haute Route, traversing 66 miles of glaciers and passes in less than 27 hours. The challenge? Finding confidence.
Whether the Piolet D’Or, or Golden Ice Axe, alpine climbing’s biggest award, honors or encourages risk is debated in the sport.
I like workouts that burn, workouts that sear, workouts that leave me on the ground gasping for air.
Federal prosecutors said the climber called rescuers to say that two other people on the mountain, the tallest in North America, were having a medical emergency. But it was a ruse.
A group of scientists and adventure athletes are venturing into icy labyrinths to study their relationships with glacial melting and climate change.
He was an accomplished mountain climber with a literary gift to match, and the author of dozens of books.
The body of the 61-year-old, who had been missing since Saturday, was recovered on Tuesday near the summit of Mount Clark, the National Park Service said.
Climbers posted firsthand accounts of being infected, but officials in Nepal, which relies on tourism revenue, dismissed them as rumors.
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The climbers, a Swiss-Pakistani and an American, perished near the high-altitude “death zone.” Officials ruled out the coronavirus, which is overwhelming the country’s health system.
Unser, who was afraid of heights, also captured the Pikes Peak climb race an unmatched 13 times.
Nepal, desperate for tourist money, says it has taken steps to prevent a coronavirus outbreak, including social distancing at base camp and evacuation plans in case Covid-19 flares up.
A targeted therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas.
Reaching the peak in the harshest of seasons is considered one of the greatest challenges in mountaineering.
The Indian climbers submitted doctored photos appearing to show them atop the world’s tallest peak, Nepal says. Fake claims of Everest climbs have become common.
A bold winter ascent of K2 by a Nepali team captures the last great challenge in the world’s highest mountains.
It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.
In 1958, he was one of the first people to climb the 2,900-foot-tall sheer granite wall that looms over Yosemite National Park.
The team endured temperatures dropping to 58 degrees below zero during its milestone ascent. “The impossible is made possible!” the leader said.
“Himalaya: A Human History,” by Ed Douglas, a journalist and climber, unfolds the story of the world’s highest mountain range and its equally outsize impact on mankind.
In recent decades, Mr. Scott directed and raised funds for Community Action Nepal, a charity he founded to improve the lives of people in Nepal.
“The Moth and the Mountain,” by Ed Caesar, recounts the unlikely story of a man who dreamed of being the first person to ascend Mount Everest.
Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.
Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.
The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread.