Some blame the weather, while others point the finger at the economic trends that are shaping Himalayan mountaineering
The 2023 death toll on Everest has already reached double digits—with multiple people still missing. And the climbing season isn’t over yet.
More than 100 climbers reached the top on Wednesday, May 17, but the day was not without tragedy
A guide from New Zealand says someone pilfered valuable supplies at Camp IV. Plus, hundreds of climbers are expected to push for the summit this week.
Guides in Base Camp say that Mother Nature will help determine whether climbers encounter dangerous congestion on the world’s tallest peak
Retired doctor Jonathan Sugarman of Seattle died at Camp II on Monday, May 1
After finding himself in the middle of a disaster on Mount Everest, the mountaineer wanted to be the strongest version of himself
Indian mountaineer Anaug Maloo was stranded in a crevasse for three days, until a team of rescuers overcame improbable odds to save him
A veteran climber is dead, another is missing, and multiple others are lucky to be alive after a tragic few days in the Himalayas
Climbing permits are up, expeditions are welcoming more women, and new technology is changing the timeline for getting to the top. These are some of the storylines we’re following during the 2023 season on Mount Everest.
The climbers were navigating the Khumbu Icefall when a serac collapsed above the glacier
A scientist from the University of Colorado explains why the presence of human bacteria on the South Col represents a groundbreaking discovery
After this mother of seven miraculously survived a violent car crash, she found a new purpose in climbing high-altitude peaks
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Expedition leader Philip Henderson takes us inside the first all-Black mission to climb Mount Everest, and explains why the group’s work didn’t end when they returned to Base Camp
Articles editor Frederick Dreier sat down with Purja to discuss the triumphs and tragedies from his 2022 climbing season, as well as the speed record he thinks is possible on the world’s highest mountains
Writer Stewart M. Green remembers Webster, who was part of the 1988 expedition to climb Mount Everest’s Kangshung Face
The Norwegian mountaineer was unable to obtain an entry permit from China to climb Cho Oyu and Shishapangma, putting her two peaks shy of the record
Guiding companies are abandoning the mountain after a third fatality in one week
Hilaree Nelson was among the most accomplished ski mountaineers and alpinists on the planet. On Wednesday, rescuers recovered Nelson's body on the southern slope of 26,781-foot Manaslu.
After going missing on Monday while descending from the summit, Nelson was found by a search and rescue team
Two days after Nelson went missing on Manaslu, details about the ski mountaineer’s accident are emerging
The 49-year-old mountaineer reportedly fell into a crevasse just below the summit while descending the peak on skis. Elsewhere on the mountain, an avalanche killed one climber and injured a dozen more.
Harila has climbed 12 of the world’s 14 peaks above 8,000 meters. Now she’s asking for public assistance in obtaining a permit to enter China and ascend the final two.
Purja, 39, returned to the mountain on Tuesday, one day after a paragliding mishap. “I can laugh about it," he wrote on social media.
Mountaineers now agree on the location of the 26,781-foot peak’s highest point. More than 400 are expected to try and reach the summit this fall.
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The “Savage Mountain” saw its busiest day ever earlier this week, as more than 100 climbers reached the summit
Nepali climber Sanu Sherpa is the first person to scale the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters twice
Nepali officials have denied a summit certificate to Russian mountaineer Katya Lipka, who flew a Ukrainian flag atop the world’s tallest peak
Officials are looking into plans that would relocate the crowded camp downvalley and off the ice
As a safe and drama-free season on Mount Everest comes to a close, mountaineers and guides ponder the mountain’s crowded future
Kenyan climber KG Kagambi, 62, opens up about the historic trek up the world’s tallest mountain
Kristin Harila has already ascended six of the 14 peaks above 8,000 meters since April
Amy McCulloch went to the Himalayas looking for adventure. She came back with an idea for an epic novel.
Hundreds of mountaineers are taking advantage of clear conditions on the world’s tallest peak
A member of the climber’s expedition confirms that she has once again topped the 29,035-foot peak, breaking her own record of most successful Everest climbs by a woman
Seven climbers from the Full Circle Everest team reached the peak on Thursday
Dozens of expeditions took advantage of favorable weather to reach the world’s highest point on Thursday
The alpinist navigated sheer descents amid whiteout conditions to complete the first descent of the world’s fifth-highest peak
A Russian climber and a Nepali guide were involved in separate tragedies during a busy weekend in the Himalayas
A storm brewing off the coast of India has teams at Base Camp starting their bids for the summit this week
Several mountaineers have ambitious plans to climb multiple 8,000-meter peaks this season
Nepal’s Department of Tourism has issued roughly 30 percent fewer permits in 2022 than the record-breaking 408 it did a year ago
German mountaineer Jost Kobusch is chasing a seemingly impossible record on the world’s most famous peak
The Ukrainian Embassy has asked Nepali officials to block Russian mountaineers from the high peaks