The Outside correspondent talks to Anthony Cerretani about the challenges of reporting from Everest Base Camp, why the experience was completely unexpected, and why failure fascinates him more than success.
Podcast: High Times
Here's an Everest story unlike any other, complete with a Playboy Playmate, Internet cafes, and countless martinis. Forget the summitcorrespondent Kevin Fedarko finds the fun at 17,600 feet. He reads his story here.
Kevin Fedarko: From the Archives
Read more of Fedarko's work for Outside including The Coldest War, about the world's highest battleground in the deadly dispute over Kashmir and The House of Rock, his profile of the elite Exum Mountain Guides.