News from the Field

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Everest Season Shutting Down?

In the wake of the worst tragedy in Mount Everest's history, it appears that many expeditions are discussing cancelling their climb, packing up, and leaving the mountain. The latest news comes... Read More

Photographer: Grayson Schaffer

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... Read More

Photographer: Courtesy of Outside Interactive

Run Boston from Your Treadmill

Fans of both running and The Matrix should be geeking out very hard over Virtual Runner from Outside Interactive (no relation), a new app that lets runners enjoy the pleasures of some 30 different... Read More

Photographer: NOTIMEX

Woman Attempts Longest Triathlon

Norma Bastidas makes an Ironman sound easy. The 47-year-old woman is currently trying to set the record for the world's longest triathlon—3,762 miles from Cancun, Mexico, to Washington, DC.... Read More

Photographer: Kyle Taylor/Flickr

High Altitude Lowers Risk of Obesity

A new study published in PLOS ONE says overweight U.S. service members are 41 percent less likely to transition into obesity when stationed at high altitude. Largely a response to recent studies... Read More