A confrontation high on the slopes of Mt. Everest turned violent this past weekend as an angry mob of Sherpas attacked a trio of independent mountaineers there. The confrontation began with a fiery exchange near Camp 3, located at 7200 meters (23,622 ft) on the mountain, but later escalated when [...]
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The spring climbing season is now in full swing in the Himalaya with dozens of climbers in base camp on Everest, Lhotse and various other mountains across the region. Most of them will spend the next few weeks acclimatizing to the thin air and preparing their bodies for the challenges [...]
As we’ve mentioned before, the spring climbing season in the Himalaya is in full swing with teams arriving in Base Camp on both the North and South Side of Everest. The climbers now face several weeks of acclimatization and training ahead of their final summit bids, which are likely to [...]
The 2013 spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is now officially underway and the first teams are arriving in Base Camp to begin their acclimatization. The vast majority of those climbers will stick to the traditional routes along the North and South Col, straying very little from the path that [...]
In what has become an annual sign of the return of spring, Everest Base Camp on the South Side of the mountain opened ahead of schedule last week, marking the start of a new climbing season on the world’s tallest peak. Over the next two months, EBC will become the [...]
The mountaineering community lost a well known and much respected member earlier this week when it was announced that Ang Nima Sherpa passed away at the age of 59.
Standing 29,029 feet in height, Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet and a significant challenge to climb at any age. Most who attempt it are in the prime of their lives and excellent physical condition,
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Last week marked the passing of a mountaineering legend, as Maurice Herzog, the first man to summit an 8000-meter peak, died at the age of 93. Herzog, along with his climbing partner Louis Lachenal, secured their place in history on June 3, 1950,
Japanese climber Nobukazu Kuriki, who we told you about last week, had to be airlifted off Everest this past Sunday. The 30-year old mountaineer had been attempting to summit the tallest mountain on the planet when he contracted severe frostbite on his hands, feet and face.