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Oh, your Tinder date climbed the world’s highest peak? I’m unimpressed.

The 36-year-old Norwegian is already ahead of Nims Purja’s schedule on the 14 peaks. She tells us her mission is to prove that high-altitude expeditions aren’t just a man’s game.

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

And a detailed analysis of what that means for American EV drivers

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

Silvia Vasquez-Lavado’s memoir about being the first Peruvian woman to stand atop the tallest mountain on earth is also a story about surviving sexual abuse and addiction and, ultimately, finding herself

This week, Outside Book Club host Elizabeth Hightower Allen spoke with author Silvia Vasquez-Lavado about her memoir In the Shadow of the Mountain, the Book Club’s May pick. On the one hand, the books is about Vasquez-Lavado journey to become the first Peruvian woman to summit Everest…

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

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

A longtime Everest chronicler examines how much it actually costs to climb the world’s highest mountain in 2022—and where the money goes

One inspired the world, one is in danger of being forgotten, and one disappeared

Garrett Madison was sued by one of his clients in 2020 after he called off an expedition, saying it was too dangerous. A final court order states the client was not entitled to a refund and that guides should not fear lawsuits when making decisions about safety.

Two climbers want to be the youngest to summit the 14 peaks, big tricks at Nazaré, and avalanche safety becomes art

Christina Birch becomes pro cycling’s first astronaut, a new route on Mount Everest sidesteps Khumbu Icefall, and CopenHill wins an award

In an excerpt from his new book, ‘There and Back: Photographs from the Edge,’ the renowned climber and filmmaker recounts a 2003 expedition with snowboarder Stephen Koch

The new Netflix documentary chronicles Nirmal Purja’s journey to summit the planet’s 8,000-meter peaks in less than seven months

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Travelers must get vaccinated before entering the region, but it’s unclear how officials will enforce the rule

Despite Base Camp’s status as a super-spreader location, guides actually might have been safer on Everest than they would have been back home

The latest deaths raised questions about the role of COVID, but analyses of nearly a century’s worth of climbing records suggest some consistent patterns

Alan Arnette talks to Lukas Furtenbach about the COVID risk at Base Camp

The mountain saw its first fatalities of the season on Wednesday

The peak saw its first summits of the season last week, including several record-breaking climbs

‘The Third Pole,’ ‘See You Tomorrow,’ and ‘The Next Everest’ offer a compelling tour of the mountain’s recent history, from snowboard descents in the early 2000s to the deadly earthquake of 2015

The pandemic continues to complicate hopes for a normal season on the world’s highest mountain

In 2020, the coronavirus gave the tallest mountain on earth a rest. But climbers from all over are itching to go back.

This season the Nepalese government says it will require climbers and guides to get permission from its Department of Tourism before disseminating images of others on the mountain. Enforcing it won’t be easy.

When will we be able to take international trips again? Medical and travel experts weigh in.

As the world warms, the amount of oxygen at the top of earth's highest peak is increasing. That could make it easier to summit without using supplemental oxygen.

'The Moth and the Mountain,' by Ed Caesar, and 'Shook,' by Jennifer Hull, examine expeditions that took place in different time periods, but both demonstrate how the mountain can bring out the best and worst in people

In the fall of 2019, Garrett Madison canceled his expedition on the world's highest peak. Then one of his clients sued him for breach of contract.

Spanish-speaking guides call the drug "levanta muertos" for the way it "brings life to a dead person"

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, three Chinese teams reached the top of the world

A group of eight researchers from China just summited the mountain with the sole mission of getting the most accurate measurement to date of the world's tallest peak

An official declaration from Nepal's Department of Immigration confirms that the world's highest peak will be closed for the season due to coronavirus concerns

For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business

Nepal will soon indefinitely suspend visas on arrival for travelers from five countries where the virus has been detected in high numbers

Two years after his disputed back-to-back summit of the world's tallest mountain, alpinist and ultrarunner Kilian Jornet has received a permit to climb Everest again this fall. If he plans to go for another record, he's not telling people.

The country's Ministry of Tourism unveiled a series of proposals aimed at avoiding another disastrous, overcrowded year on the world's highest peak

The man who took the most shocking Everest photo of the year is about to break one of mountaineering's stoutest records

Sunday's episode of 'Last Week Tonight' took a stab at fixing the mountain's overcrowding problem

The deadly 2019 climbing season prompted a worldwide demand to reform management of the world's highest peak. Is change really possible? Mark Jenkins, a veteran alpinist who reached the summit in 2012, lays down an emphatic yes.

New research shows just how much global warming is eating away at the glaciers on the world’s highest peaks

A group of Indians claimed they reached the top of the peak, but they may not have made it past Camp III

Don’t have the time to go to Everest? Wait for hours in these lines instead.

The most crowded season of all time is now the fourth deadliest

When we say “Everest is crowded,” this is what we mean

It's the third death of the Everest climbing season

Eight deaths, three missing climbers, six mountains—and the real Everest summit push hasn’t even started

The Seven Summit Treks guide has reached the peak of the world's highest mountain for a 23rd time

New evidence suggests that strengthening your respiratory muscles can translate to improved performance in thinner air

Hailing from Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Oman, four female climbers are attempting to summit Everest—three of them for the first time

This year, governments and guiding companies are promising to do more to keep the mountain clean, but the question of what to do with the dead bodies is becoming more urgent

Before his controversy-plagued doubled ascent in 2017, the Spanish ultra star deployed the latest altitude science to speed his high-altitude adaptation

As climbers reach Base Camp, at the foot of the world's highest mountain, these are the stories we're keeping an eye on

From Kathmandu to the top of the world, here’s an overview of the most popular route to Everest’s summit

The mountain has gotten even further out of reach for everyone except the very wealthiest. Meanwhile, the guiding industry is rife with corruption.

Parisi tackled three of the Seven Summits this year, and now she's a few steps closer to likely becoming the first publicly transgender person to complete the famous challenge

If successful, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison would become the first people to ski the fourth-highest mountain in the world on a route that's eluded mountaineers for decades

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