Climbing & Trekking

Dean Potter Lived Life on the Edge

In the spring of 2014, after a season in which upwards of 25 wingsuit flyers died in various incidents in the Alps, Dean Potter talked with Outside contributing editor...

The Man Behind the Machine

Last winter, in a sport dominated by Europeans, Gord McArthur was the only North American to attain a top 15 world...

Everest: The Show Must Go On?

Most climbing teams are now back in the Khumbu Valley or in Kathmandu, having evacuated Base Camp. According to Adrian Ballinger, who was leading an expedition on Everest’s north side, the...

Breaking: North Side of Everest Closing

Yesterday, Nima Tsering, head of the Tibetan Mountaineering Association, held a meeting at base camp on the north side of Mount Everest and announced that the mountain—and all other...

Nepal Earthquake: How to Help

In the aftermath of the 7.9-magnitude earthquake that devastated much of the Kathmandu region of Nepal on Saturday, conditions continue to worsen. The death toll now tops 4,000 and is expected...

The Everest Airlift

Three days after Saturday’s earthquake, all of the Everest climbers who had been stuck in Camps I and II have been flown down to Base Camp or beyond. In Kathmandu, people who were injured...

A First Responder Reports from Nepal

American Ben Ayers was on business in Chaurikharka, one of the villages below Lukla, in Nepal, when the April 25 earthquake...

Remembering Dan Fredinburg

The day before he left America for Nepal, on March 6, Dan Fredinburg's friends threw him a "hero shot" party in Williamsburg, New York. He was engaging, as usual, according to...

The Aftermath on Everest

It’s early Monday morning now in Nepal, a day and a half after the earthquake. Sunday—12 hours ago—dawned clear as rescuers had hoped. Helicopters began landing in Base Camp...

The Everest Earthquake

If springtime on Mount Everest has taught us anything in the past three years, it’s to expect disaster from the most unlikely scenario you can conjure. Today, April 25, just before noon...

The Ultimate Weekend Escape

High-altitude mountaineering is typically the domain of the far-off and the frostbitten. Climbing a big mountain usually takes at least three weeks. But most people don’t realize that...

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