News from the Field

Everest Flight Crashes, Kills 19

Nineteen people are dead after a small turboprop plane carrying tourists on an hour-long flyby of Mount Everest crashed in Nepal on Sunday. The flight was part of an "Everest Experience" package... Read More

Hawker Breaks World 24-hour Best

Fresh off a win at the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, on Saturday British runner Lizzie Hawker established a new women's world's best in the 24-hour road run, logging 246.4 kilometers, or 153 miles, at... Read More

Storms Shut Out Himalaya Climbers

A new bout of winter weather could spell the end of the fall season for climbers in the Himalayas. Teams on Cho Oyu, Shishapangma, and Manaslu all canceled or postponed their summit bids over the... Read More

Jake Burton Diagnosed with Cancer

Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton Snowboards, announced late on Friday that he has testicular cancer. Burton, 57, will undergo chemotherapy for three months, and hasn’t ruled out... Read More

Armstrong Fifth in Return to Triathlon

Lance Armstrong entered a triathlon for the first time in 23 years on Saturday and finished fifth, losing ground to eventual winner Nicolas Lebrun on the bike leg at XTERRA USA Championship in... Read More