Grayson Schaffer

Lucky Chance Dies in a Rope Swing Accident

The Australian climber, BASE jumper, and circus performer Lucky Chance died Tuesday in Australia’s Blue Mountains after hurling himself off of a giant rope swing known as the Death Swing.

Scott Jurek’s Champagne Problems

The ultra-runner set a new record on the AT and found himself at the center of a debate about how we should use the wilderness.

How Conrad Anker Risked It All to Chase a Dream

How did a climbing movie break through with mainstream audiences? Credit the incredible life story of Conrad Anker at its center: a tale of tragedy, family, friendship, risk, and the redemptive power...

Everest: The Show Must Go On?

The southern side of the mountain, in Nepal, technically remains open—even after the earthquake killed more than 5,000 people, including 18 at Everest Base Camp.

The Aftermath on Everest

As rescue efforts continue at Base Camp, attention shifts to dozens of climbers trapped at Camps I and II

The Everest Earthquake

After falling rocks and ice tore through Base Camp on April 25, stranded climbers struggle to care for their wounded and dead.

Google Goes to Everest

Last March and April, shortly before the avalanche that claimed the lives of 16 high-altitude workers on Mount Everest, a team from Google was trekking around Nepal’s Khumbu region in hopes of making...