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A First Responder Reports: "Base Camp Was Armageddon"
Back in Kathmandu after treating the Everest wounded, dZi Foundation’s Ben Ayers takes a moment to share the scope of the devastation
The Aftermath on Everest
As rescue efforts continue at Base Camp, attention shifts to dozens of climbers trapped at Camps I and II
Authentic Footage of the Avalanche
Two German climbers capture the horrific scene at Base Camp as it unfolds
Everything You Need to Know About the Everest Quake
After falling rocks and ice tore through Base Camp on April 25, stranded climbers struggle to care for their wounded and dead.
5 Ultimate Girl Scout Cookie and Liquor Pairings
The seasonal confections help get girls into the great outdoors, so stock up.
Don't Buy Into the Nonsense. You Can Have Kids AND a Life.
It's become fashionable in parts of the country to forgo having kids. That's fine. But don't hate on parenthood. It's wonderful.
Paleo Fanatics: Have a Beer. Science Says It’s OK.
Our ancestors likely got into fermented grains and fruit, so drink up.
Shredding Mexico's Toughest Volcano
Just because it's theoretically possible to climb and ski off North America's tallest volcano in 24 hours or less, including travel time from the airport, doesn't mean you should.
How a Controversial Garbage Agency Came to Oversee the Everest Icefall
Explaining Everest’s controversial garbage collection agency.
Follow the Money: What it Costs to Climb Everest
We broke down the cost of a hypothetical expedition to find out what exactly you get for the roughly $60,000 it takes to get to the roof of the world.
A Year After the Slide, Little Has Changed on Everest
High-altitude workers put everything on the line, hauling climbers’ gear up and down the mountain, and aren’t compensated fairly. Their lives are worth more.
How to Film a Documentary at Terminal Velocity
A new film looks at the world of competitive skydiving and the people who spend all their free time falling out of the sky.
Meditation Should be Taught in School
Instruction in the art of mindfulness is emerging in grade schools around the country to help children relax, focus, and help others. But it still has a long way to go to become part of the curriculum nationwide.
Puppy Love Is Real
There’s been little scientific evidence that the affection we feel for dogs is mutual. Until now, that is.
How Do Modern Explorers Pay the Rent?
You’d think that in the age of Red Bull-sponsored athletes that sensations like lava man Sam Cossman (3 million YouTube plays, and counting) would be rich and famous. But today's adventurers are discovering that viral videos don’t (yet) pay the bills.
Why You Should Be Drinking Craft Malt Liquor
Hard to find and way better than the swill at your local minimart, craft malt liquor is developing a cult following.
How to Solve Everest's Feces Problem
Why is the roof of the world covered in our shit? Lots of reasons, but it might come down to common laziness.
Will Helicopters Make Everest Safer?
Last year’s avalanche reignited a debate about the complicated role of helicopters in getting gear up the mountain and mitigating the danger to Sherpa. Outfitters weigh in on whether more helicopters will make Everest safer or even more dangerous.