On a Divided Mount Everest, Climate Cooperation Is Being Tested

China and Nepal have both established unmanned weather stations high on the world’s tallest mountain.

#china, #glaciers, #global-warming, #ice, #lorius-claude-1932, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #national-geographic-society, #nepal, #research, #rolex-sa, #tibet

Narender Singh Yadav, Accused of Faking Everest Summit, Climbs Everest

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.

#frauds-and-swindling, #himalayas, #mountaineering

Researchers Find Another Clue in the Dyatlov Pass Mystery

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.

#avalanches, #dyatlov-igor, #hikes-and-hiking, #mountaineering, #russia

Meet Vasu Sojitra: The Athlete Challenging Ideas About What Is Possible

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.

#amputation, #content-type-personal-profile, #disabilities, #mount-denali-alaska, #mountaineering, #mountains, #skiing, #sojitra-vasu

The Loneliest Mountaineer on Everest

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.

#ang-rita-sherpa-1948-2020, #ice-climbing, #kobusch-jost, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #rock-climbing, #sherpas-himalayan-people

Meet the Woman Who Helped Set a Speed Record on a Classic Alpine Ski Route

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.

#alpine-skiing, #alps-mountains, #chamonix-mont-blanc-france, #content-type-personal-profile, #fabre-valentine, #france, #gerardi-hillary, #mountaineering, #records-and-achievements, #switzerland, #women-and-girls, #zermatt-switzerland

Why The Piolet D’Or is Climbing’s Biggest and Most Debated Award

Whether the Piolet D’Or, or Golden Ice Axe, alpine climbing’s biggest award, honors or encourages risk is debated in the sport.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #cerro-torre-argentina, #himalayas, #lama-david, #messner-reinhold, #mountaineering, #mountains

Why I Can’t Quit Extreme Workouts

I like workouts that burn, workouts that sear, workouts that leave me on the ground gasping for air.

#crossfit-inc, #exercise, #internal-sub-only-nl, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #obstacle-courses-sport

Doctor Charged With False Report to Summon Helicopter on Denali

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.

#alaska, #anchorage-daily-news, #helicopters, #mountaineering, #national-park-service, #north-america, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #rescues, #united-states, #utah

Unraveling the Mysteries Hidden in Vast Glacier Caves

A group of scientists and adventure athletes are venturing into icy labyrinths to study their relationships with glacial melting and climate change.

#alaska, #caves-and-caverns, #geography, #geology, #glaciers, #global-warming, #greenland, #ice, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal, #svalbard-and-jan-mayen-norway

David Roberts, Who Turned Adventure Writing Into Art, Dies at 78

He was an accomplished mountain climber with a literary gift to match, and the author of dozens of books.

#books-and-literature, #deaths-obituaries, #mountaineering, #roberts-david-1943, #writing-and-writers

Fred Zalokar, Marathoner Who Took On Mountains, Is Found Dead in Yosemite

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.

#deaths-obituaries, #marathon-running, #missing-persons, #mountaineering, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #new-york-city-marathon, #ultramarathon-running, #yosemite-national-park-calif, #zalokar-fred

Dozens Came Down With Covid-19 on Everest. Nepal Says It Never Happened.

Climbers posted firsthand accounts of being infected, but officials in Nepal, which relies on tourism revenue, dismissed them as rumors.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #himalayas, #kathmandu-nepal, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal, #sherpas-himalayan-people

America’s Wild Horses, the AT&T Deal and Fungi That Tells a Story: The Week in Narrated Articles

Five articles from around The Times, narrated just for you.

#cable-television, #discovery-channel, #horses, #meatpacking-plants-and-slaughterhouses, #media, #mergers-acquisitions-and-divestitures, #mountaineering, #museums, #petite-pump-room-charlotte-amalie-virgin-islands-restaurant, #race-and-ethnicity, #skull-body-part

2 Climbers Die on Everest as Covid Rampages Through Nepal

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #altitude-sickness, #deaths-fatalities, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains

Bobby Unser, Racing Clan’s Three-Time Indy 500 Winner, Dies at 87

Unser, who was afraid of heights, also captured the Pikes Peak climb race an unmatched 13 times.

#automobile-racing, #deaths-obituaries, #indianapolis-500-auto-race, #mountaineering, #pikes-peak-colo, #unser-bobby

Climbers Return to Mt. Everest Despite Covid-19

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #himalayas, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #nepal, #unemployment

When the Lung Cancer Patient Climbs Mountains

A targeted therapy clinical trial enabled a Stage IV lung cancer patient to summit a peak in the Himalayas.

#clinical-trials, #genetics-and-heredity, #glaciers, #lung-cancer, #lungs, #massachusetts-general-hospital, #mountaineering, #nepal

K2’s Winter Harshness Blamed as 3 Climbers Are Missing

Reaching the peak in the harshest of seasons is considered one of the greatest challenges in mountaineering.

#accidents-and-safety, #k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #pakistan

Nepal Seeks to Ban 2 Climbers It Says Faked Everest Summit

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.

#haryana-india, #hoaxes-and-pranks, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal

Nepalis Reach K2 Summit, a First in Winter

A bold winter ascent of K2 by a Nepali team captures the last great challenge in the world’s highest mountains.

#k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #purja-nirmal, #records-and-achievements, #sherpas-himalayan-people

How Climbers Reached the Summit of K2 in Winter for the First Time

It was a prideful journey for the Nepalese climbers, who historically haven’t received their due.

#central-asia, #himalayas, #k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #nirmal-purja, #records-and-achievements, #sherpas-himalayan-people

George Whitmore, Climber Who Vanquished El Capitan, Dies at 89

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.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #el-capitan, #harding-warren-1924-2002, #merry-wayne-1931-2019, #mountaineering, #rock-climbing, #whitmore-george-1931-2021, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Nepali Team Says It Has Reached K2 Summit in a Wintertime First

The team endured temperatures dropping to 58 degrees below zero during its milestone ascent. “The impossible is made possible!” the leader said.

#k2-himalayas, #mountaineering, #mountains, #purja-nirmal

Climbing the Himalaya With Soldiers, Spies, Lamas and Mountaineers

“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.

#books-and-literature, #douglas-ed-journalist, #himalaya-a-human-history-book, #himalayas, #india, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #mountains, #tibet

Doug Scott, Part of First Team to Summit Everest by Southwest Face, Dies at 79

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.

#accidents-and-safety, #deaths-obituaries, #great-britain, #mount-everest, #mountaineering, #nepal, #scott-doug

Book Review: ‘The Moth and the Mountain,’ by Ed Caesar

“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.

#books-and-literature, #caesar-ed-author, #mountaineering, #mountains, #the-moth-and-the-mountain-a-true-story-of-love-war-and-everest-book, #wilson-maurice

Pandemic Advice From Athletes

Athletes who have endured the most grueling tests have a lot to tell us about how to thrive in the pandemic.

#anxiety-and-stress, #content-type-service, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #hobbies, #mountaineering, #muscles, #psychology-and-psychologists, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #running, #senses-and-sensation, #ultramarathon-running

Yes, Your Kids Can Play Outside All Winter

Hardened athletes and explorers weigh in on how to keep your kids warm.

#alaska, #coats-and-jackets, #colorado, #mountaineering, #parenting, #reykjavik-iceland, #shoes-and-boots, #snow-and-snowstorms

Mount Everest Empties as Covid-19 Strikes Tourism in Nepal

The Himalayan country’s economy has taken a blow from a lack of climbers and a plunge in remittances as infections spread.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #himalayas, #kathmandu-nepal, #mountaineering, #nepal, #remittances, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations