Nick Heil

Hollywood Knocks Off 'Everest' at Last

Does the catastrophe that gave us 'Into Thin Air' still have the power to captivate audiences? We talked to the cast and crew of the new movie 'Everest' about making an adventure epic roar to life...

Rory Bosio Doesn't Really Train

When Rory Bosio, a 29-year-old pediatric intensive-care nurse from Truckee, California, lined up at the start of Chamonix's Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc in August 2013, she didn't expect to win.

Pressure Mounts in Armstrong Whistle-Blower Suit

The pressure is climbing on Lance Armstrong and four associates to testify in the federal whistle-blower case, initiated against Armstrong by former teammate Floyd Landis, according to a new story in...

Everest Season Shutting Down?

In the wake of the worst tragedy in Mount Everest's history, many teams are canceling climb, packing up, and going home.

Deadly Avalanche Sweeps Everest

On Thursday night—early Friday morning in Nepal—a massive avalanche swept down from Everest’s West Ridge and struck the climbing route between Base Camp and Camp 1. Dozens of...

The Enemy Wore a Spandex Onesie

Skimo racing is one of the fastest growing sufferfests in the U.S., combining grueling big-mountain ascents in the worst kind of winter weather. So, naturally, two inexperienced, undertrained...

A New Twist in Everest's Mallory Mystery

A new book about British mountaineer Frank Smythe claims George Mallory’s body was discovered decades before Conrad Anker came upon the lost climber in 1999.

The Human Body has a Story to Tell

Harvard biologist Daniel Lieberman's new book, The Story of the Human Body, digs deep into the real meaning of "paleo" and why we struggle to stay fit and healthy in the modern age.

When in Doubt, Go Higher

Peter Metcalf, CEO of black diamond, on climbing, keeping your composure, and the nature of pain