Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman—and now she's on the mountain trying for her seventh summit.
Instead of making Sherpas carry ropes and hardware over the dangerous Khumbu Icefall, helicopters are now doing it
"We Sherpa people have a great respect for the mountain. We call Everest 'Chomolungma'. She's the mother god of the earth."
One Sherpa talks about his role in the Mount Everest climbing industry.
Research shows that higher temperatures around the world’s tallest peak are thawing its glaciers, which could spell doom for villages in the Khumbu Valley
A California kid’s plan to attempt the highest mountain in the world is raising concern among some in the alpine community
After two years of unimaginable tragedy, everyone from outfitters and Sherpas to would-be climbers and the Nepalese government is questioning the future of commercial mountaineering. And then there’s Morton, a veteran guide who spent the past year asking: What happens when you try to leave the world’s most lucrative mountain forever?
Two experienced mountaineers want to show the world what it really takes to climb the world’s highest mountain—and capture the whole thing on Snapchat
On April 18, 2014, a massive avalanche crashed down Mount Everest and killed 16 Sherpas. At Base Camp, director Jennifer Peedom (“Solo”) and her film crew followed the tragedy as it unfolded, capturing the immediate reactions of the Sherpa community, their families, and the Western adventurers who were getting ready…
Our continued fascination with the highest mountain on earth spawns a virtual reality “experience”
Think climbing Everest is hard?
What would a ban on inexperienced climbers look like? And who would be affected?
You've seen the images from Everest Base Camp and Kathmandu, but one village was hit so hard that it ceased to exist altogether. Half the population was buried. The others had to find a way out. This is their story.
The complicated relationship between high altitude workers and Western climbers is on display in ‘Sherpa’
With a blockbuster film about the deadly storm in the works, we spoke with one of the climbers who made it out alive about the tragedy
Back in Kathmandu after treating the Everest wounded, dZi Foundation’s Ben Ayers takes a moment to share the scope of the devastation
In a remarkable rescue effort, helicopter pilots ferried dozens of climbers to safety from Camps I and II. Meanwhile, reports continue to come in from other Himalayan peaks—including Makalu and Annapurna—that were hit by powerful avalanches.
After falling rocks and ice tore through Base Camp on April 25, stranded climbers struggle to care for their wounded and dead.
Explaining Everest’s controversial garbage collection agency.
High-altitude workers put everything on the line, hauling climbers’ gear up and down the mountain, and aren’t compensated fairly. Their lives are worth more.
Last year’s avalanche reignited a debate about the complicated role of helicopters in getting gear up the mountain and mitigating the danger to Sherpa. Outfitters weigh in on whether more helicopters will make Everest safer or even more dangerous.
Base Camp ER founder Luanne Freer talks triage, altitude illness, and body recovery.
Climbing Sherpas suffer the highest mortality rate on Mount Everest. We ran the numbers, and the results will shock you.
For more than a century, Western climbers have hired Nepal’s Sherpas to do the most dangerous work on Mount Everest. It’s a lucrative way of life in a poor region, but no service industry in the world so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients. The dead are often forgotten, and their families left with nothing but ghosts.
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.
Already an Everest record-holder, the 29-year-old climbing great shares what it takes to reach the top
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.
From Everest Base Camp, professional climbing guide Garrett Madison has been following developments on the fight between Ueli Steck, Simone Moro, Jonathan Griffith, and a group of Sherpas. He gives us the insider perspective and what the media got wrong.
And is it likely that another deadly traffic jam will form this weekend? Grayson Schaffer, who has living been at Base Camp for the past month, has the answers.
Over the last five years, alpinist Chad Kellogg has lost nearly everything and everyone—wife, brother, climbing partners—close to him. In the next few days, when he plans to make his second attempt to break the speed record on Mount Everest, he'll be carrying an understandably heavy load.
This is shaping up to be one of the deadliest seasons on record, with 10 deaths so far and too many helicopter evacuations to count. Here’s a sneak peak at the doctors on the front lines of the world's highest clinic.