In an exclusive interview, a Sherpa involved in the incident speaks out on the now infamous scuffle with Western climbers
In just six days in May, the British climber completed a trilogy that had never before been attempted: Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse—three of the world's highest mountains—in a single push.
In just six days in May 2012, the British climber completed a trilogy that had never before been attempted: Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse—three of the world's highest mountains—in a single push.
High and Hallowed: Everest 1963 premieres at Mountainfilm in Telluride this weekend, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld’s legendary first ascent of the formidable West Ridge. We check in with the filmmakers, David Morton and Jake Norton.
Bolotov, who was attempting a new route on the Southwest Face, died Tuesday in an apparent fall. A veteran mountaineer pieces together what is known.
We met Aydin Irmak last year when he was attempting to summit Everest with his bike. This year, he surprised us by returning to the mountain, summiting early—and finding himself in the middle of the brawl on Everest.
Although initially reported as the result of altitude sickness, the death of DaRita Sherpa on May 5 was likely the result of a cardiac event. We take a look at why Sherpas are less susceptible to altitude-related illness.
“I went out and this whole crowd was there, maybe 100 people. When I saw they had their faces covered, I knew this was going to be really bad.”
And why does it vary so much?
Fifty years ago, Jim Whitaker became the first American to summit Everest. Three weeks later, a second party from the same team made an even more stunning assault on the mountain's unclimbed West Ridge.
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