Everest 2012

Forecasting Everest

Apologies to Bob Dylan, but if you’re climbing Mount Everest you do, actually, need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows....

Take a Number

Lakpa Rita, the top sherpa for Seattle-based Alpine Ascents, was the first to see it. Just visible in the glow...

A Beating on Everest

The details are sketchy. The incident occurred on May 22 on Tibet’s North Col route up Everest, according to a British climber who witnessed it. The climber in question, a Han Chinese...

Leaving Everest

For the past five weeks, Grayson Schaffer has been stationed at Base Camp. Last Friday, he began what can be as quick as a two- to three-day journey back to...

115 Summit Everest Safely

Good news from Everest today, given that last weekend’s jam was again in the making. Thankfully, if there were delays on the mountain, they didn’t result...

The 6 Greatest Mountaineering Rivalries

Alpinism has a long history fraught with controversy and competition. The world's great mountains are also among its greatest stages on which heroes and villains enact compelling dramas that...

Four Confirmed Dead in Two Days on Everest

"THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I've seen it like this," says Onzchhu Sherpa, 31. Starting on the night of May 18 and going through the 20th, roughly 300 climbers, guides, and Sherpas crowded onto the...

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