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No New Routes On Everest This Spring

No New Routes On Everest This Spring

Today will be a busy day on the world’s tallest mountain as the first commercial climbers of the year make their way to the summit of Mt. Everest. As has been the case for most of the past 60 years, they’ll all be climbing along the two standard routes up [...]

Summit Season Begins On Everest

Summit Season Begins On Everest

It has been a long and tumultuous spring climbing season on the world’s tallest mountain but for the climbers who have been on Everest since the beginning of April, the end is nearly in sight. Earlier today the Sherpas charged with installing the ropes on the mountain completed their work, [...]

Everest Climbers, Sherpas Make Peace

Everest Climbers, Sherpas Make Peace

The three climbers who were brutally attacked on Everest earlier this week have met with the Sherpas that instigated the violent incident and signed a “peace agreement” of sorts. Both sides came together in Base Camp on Tuesday with a mediator present to help facilitate an amicable resolution to the [...]

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

Three Climbers Attacked By Sherpas On Mt. Everest

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 [...]

Success And Sadness On Makalu In The Himalaya

Success And Sadness On Makalu In The Himalaya

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 [...]

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

Icefall Collapse Causes Delays On Everest

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 [...]

Two Teams To Attempt New Routes On Everest This Spring

Two Teams To Attempt New Routes On Everest This Spring

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 [...]

Everest Base Camp Opens For Spring Climbing Season

Everest Base Camp Opens For Spring Climbing Season

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 [...]

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

Everest ‘Icefall Doctor’ Ang Nima Sherpa Passes Away

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.

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

Japanese Mountaineer To Attempt Everest At 80

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,