Grayson Schaffer

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...

The Life and Times of Tack Strau

Peter Kray’s new novella, The God of Skiing, has a lot to say. We’re not quite sure what it all means, but we sure did enjoy the ride.

Why Your Instagram Nature Shot Is Breaking the Law

This fall, an Instagrammer named Casey Nocket made news when she posted photos of permanent acrylic portraits that she'd painted on rock faces in national parks across the country. Nocket, who's now...

The Best Avalanche Airbags of 2015

It's time to add another must-have piece of safety gear for most backcountry travelers: an airbag. The giant inflatable balloons that deploy from backpacks have proven their worth time and again....

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