The country’s high-altitude workers have traditionally worked for paying clients to western guides. But a new generation is pushing the boundaries.
In just six days, the British climber Kenton Cool completed a trilogy that had never before been attempted: Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, some of the world's highest mountains, in a single push.
Russian climber Alexey Bolotov died on Tuesday at the Khumbu Icefall, though details on the incident remain scarce. Veteran mountaineer Alan Arnette pieces together what is known so far.