Grayson Schaffer

China Wants to Build Hotels on Everest

A plan for a drive-up climbing center on the North side of the mountain also includes the mainstays of a modern resort: lodging, restaurants, and a museum. Is this the future of the world's highest...

How Many People Use Drugs on Everest?

For as long as sports have existed, athletes have tried to get an edge. But while cyclists, swimmers, and runners have to submit to regular drug tests, mountaineering doesn't fall under the purview...

The Last Bastion of Outdoor Outlaws

Fed up with tight National Park regulations—no BASE-jumping, no slacklining, no fun!—adventurers are getting cozy with a surprising new advocate: the Bureau of Land Management. Nowhere are the agency...

Special Report: The Keyhole Seven

When a group of canyoneering beginners were swept away in a flash flood last September, it was the worst disaster in Zion's 97-year history. And it illustrates a growing question: How far should...

First American Woman Summits Everest Without Oxygen

Melissa Arnot became the first American woman to summit Everest without supplemental oxygen Monday, climbing the 29,035-foot peak’s northeast ridge from Tibet. It marked the sixth Everest summit for...

Alex Lowe’s Body Found on Shishapangma

Lowe’s climbing partner, Conrad Anker, and his widow, Jenni-Lowe Anker, talk about a dramatic discovery that comes more than 16 years after he and climber David Bridges vanished in a Himalyan...

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