Several prominent forecasters have agreed that May 17, 18, and 19 will form the first legitimate summit window of spring 2012.

A summit push might still be possible—but it certainly won't be safe

British mountaineer Kenton Cool attempts to fulfill a long-lost pledge to bring his countryman's 1924 Olympic medal in alpinism—yes, alpinism—to the summit of Everest

Updates from senior editor Grayson Schaffer, who we sent to Nepal about a month ago to cover this spring's climbing season on Everest, and who promises things are only going to get more interesting

The list of alpinists who've climbed all 14 of the world's 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen is exceedingly small. And it includes exactly one woman.

With dry weather, pervasive rockfall, and several Sherpa deaths, the start of the spring season on Everest has been an especially dangerous one. That's the bad news. The good news is that the weather is improving.

Aydin Irmak knows his goal—to carry his beloved single speed to the summit—is highly improbable. Everyone at Base Camp has already told him as much. But the 46-year-old Turkish New Yorker refuses to call it quits.

Since the evacuation of Cory Richards, all speculation points to Moro as the most likely candidate to join American Conrad Anker for an attempt of Everest's West Ridge.

Grayson Schaffer reveals the magic behind his photos

Rockfall on Everest is making this one of the more dangerous climbing seasons in recent history

Drought and wind-driven rockfall threatens Everest Season

The first graduate of the Sherpa Education Fund talks about how the program changed his worldview

The First Ascent team of Jake Norton, Brent Bishop, Charley Mace, and David Morton is through a patch of brittle ice and has fixed lines to within 1,200 feet of the West Shoulder.

Ahead of the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Everest, multiple teams are planning commemorative climbs. We’ll be there reporting on them as they happen.

A major avalanche swept down off the shoulder of Nuptse, crossing the Everest route between Camps I and II.

The surprisingly simple tools behind Grayson Schaffer's digital dispatches from Base Camp

A brief history of glory, tragedy, and dubious achievement on the world's highest summit

Having spent three days resting, the Eddie Bauer team headed back into the Khumbu Icefall at dawn. This time, their goal is to establish Camp III on the shoulder of the West Ridge.

Behind the tragic accident that took Namgya Tshering Sherpa's life 

The First Ascent West Ridge team finished their first rotation acclimatizing and shuttling gear to Camp 2 (21,000 feet) and returned safely to Base Camp on April 22.

The Khumbu Icefall has already claimed one mountaineer this season, but the obstacle is no more dangerous than most years. Here's the one place that has Everest climbers on edge.

First Death of Everest Climbing Season

Ueli Steck and Freddie Wilkinson reveal how Nepal's permitting system is holding climbers back in the Khumbu

On the morning of April 11th, on my way between the Himalayan villages of Monju and Namche Bazar, I was passed by a thickly built Nepalese pounding by at a dead run. The Everest Marathon isn’t until May 29 (the day Tenzing and Hillary summited);…

Multiple teams of climbers will attempt the West Ridge this May, following the route first climbed by Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld in 1963. Outside senior editor Grayson Schaffer is embedding with the team from Eddie Bauer to send back dispatches and photos. Here's a look at the route and the team.

An interview with Thomas Hornbein

Conceptual artist Fabian Knecht partners with American climbers Emily Harrington and Sam Elias to take his latest performance project to the top of Everest

Go local with Nepalese guide Jiban Ghimire's Sherpa Shangri La Treks & Expeditions

Twenty-one-year-old phenom David Lama represents a new breed of super-alpinist. He also has more detractors than Lebron James. When he took his talents to South America's iconic Cerro Torre last January, his bold free ascent highlighted an eventful season that will go down in history—and infamy.

Six nightmare scenarios that keep the best adventurers up at night

In an interview from Sarah Burke's bedside, friend & fellow ski star Kristi Leskinen gives Grayson Schaffer the prognosis.

Hurdler Lolo Jones was the feel-good story of the Beijing Olympics, until a tiny mistake cost her a medal—and made her tale even more compelling

A new book tells the story of movie-star dog Rin Tin Tin

Outside reviews the iSimple TranZit IS77 an iPod or iPhone car stereo system adapter for your next road trip.

Inside Floyd Landis’s clandestine campaign to torment his former boss

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Leica V-LUX-2 camera.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia Rio Gallegos fishing waders.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Optics Tenet Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Adidas Boat CC Lace water shoes.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Patagonia Rock Grip Wading Boots.

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