Adventure

Climbers Summit Everest Safely

Expected traffic jams avoided

At least 115 climbers summited Everest on Friday with no reports of mishaps or traffic jams that many expected after last weekend's tragedies. British mountaineer Kenton Cool, 38, claimed his 10th summit carrying a 1924 Olympic gold medal in aplinism that was awarded to the entire 1922 British Mount Everest expedition, including George Mallory. The Eddie Bauer team and leader Dave Hahn began their summit push via the South Col route at 11 p.m. local time and expect to summit early Saturday. Speed climber Chad Kellogg also left Base Camp today in a bid to break the speed record of 22 hours 29 minutes to the summit without oxygen.

Read more at Outside Online

Our mission to inspire readers to get outside has never been more critical. In recent years, Outside Online has reported on groundbreaking research linking time in nature to improved mental and physical health, and we’ve kept you informed about the unprecedented threats to America’s public lands. Our rigorous coverage helps spark important debates about wellness and travel and adventure, and it provides readers an accessible gateway to new outdoor passions. Time outside is essential—and we can help you make the most of it. Making a financial contribution to Outside Online only takes a few minutes and will ensure we can continue supplying the trailblazing, informative journalism that readers like you depend on. We hope you’ll support us. Thank you.
Contribute to Outside
Filed To: News
More Adventure