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
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
The legislation prohibits visiting hikers from exploring the country’s trails by themselves
The Norwegian mountaineer explains why women deserve equal support on the world’s highest mountains
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
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
The new Netflix docuseries examines the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The film’s director explains why Mount Everest is just one component of a bigger story.
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.
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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"
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
For now, despite COVID-19 concerns, the Nepalese side is still open for business