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Dozens of expeditions took advantage of favorable weather to reach the world’s highest point on Thursday

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.

The trio ascended the technical and coveted southeast ridge to the summit of the 24,787-foot peak

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 coronavirus has put climbers and workers in even more danger than usual

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

A climber posted on social media that the situation at Base Camp is “a total shitstorm. I had no idea what I was flying into.”

‘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

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.

'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

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

I watched 40-plus hours of thru-hiking vlogs. These are the ones that are worth your time.

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

The legendary ultrarunner's top trails, both near and far

A new book showcases the globe-trotting work of a photographer whose life mission is to document masks from endangered cultures

Staff members of Marie Stopes International navigate wild bulls, treacherous singletrack, and rushing rivers to make long-term birth control accessible to some of the hardest-to-access places in Nepal

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

After a trip to Kilimanjaro with her father, Lilliana Libecki wanted to create a new way to give back

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

When Wui Kin Chin collapsed high on the deadliest mountain in the world, he urgently needed a rescue. Instead, he sat alone at 24,000 feet for more than 40 hours.

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

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

Five years after he famously Facebooked his way to rescue from a Himalayan crevasse, scientist and climber John All is back on Mount Everest, looking for answers about how global warming is affecting the highest peaks on earth

Twenty percent of climbers on the world's highest peak this season are women

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

From Yosemite’s famed granite to Patagonian towers, these pitches are every bit as legendary as the climber himself

Three died and four were injured on Sunday when a plane veered off course

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

In Nepal, where mental-health issues are widespread following a long civil war and the 2015 earthquake, one organization offers counseling alongside primary care

Sometimes dying in the mountains is just the luck of the draw

We don't want to hear about the time your dog did a fourteener. Mera, recently renamed Baru, made the first canine ascent of Nepal's 23,389-foot Baruntse in November 2018.

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

This trailer for the upcoming film, Janhukot, follows three British mountaineers as they try to summit the film’s namesake peak

Nelson and Morrison are the first to successfully ski 7,000 vertical feet from the summit of Nepal’s Lhotse, one of the most prized high-altitude lines in the world

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

Lightheaded or feeling woozy? Trekking companies are convincing tourists it's an emergency and making tens of thousands off the insurance claims.

The doctors who scrambled to rescue and triage survivors in 2015 look back in search of lessons.

‘Big World’ shares the journey of father-son duo David Morton and his son Thorne paddling the Karnali and Bheri rivers in Nepal. 

Loved By All from Sherpas Cinema and Thule follows Apa Sherpa who is known for having summitted Everest a total of 21 times.

Filmmaker Elia Saikaly has made a number of films chronicling his experiences on Everest, this is his latest Everest: The Summit Climb.

The Nepalese government doesn't want guides to talk about it, but we've seen the photos.

The Sherpa climber now holds the top-of-the-world record

She’s a single mom who works as a dishwasher at a Whole Foods in Connecticut. And she just reached the top of the world for the ninth time.

We're calling it: these athletes will dominate the headlines for the next two months

The Seeker is a film that features hiker Atul Khandar taking a solo journey to Everest Base Camp.

The world's highest peak will again be the focus of the climbing world

Mount Everest is increasingly defined by budget guiding companies—and more crowding than ever

Sherpa women aren’t encouraged to climb mountains. But that wasn't going to stop Dawa Yangzum Sherpa, who grew up in a Himalayan village with no electricity or running water but knew that she would one day summit Mount Everest. At 21, she stood on top of the world and then started a new quest: to become the first woman from her country to earn mountaineering's most elite title—an IFMGA.

From women’s collective And She’s Dope Too and Backcountry.com, Moksha highlights a group of mountain bikers in Nepal who want to grow the number of women in the sport. 

High-altitude alpinist Masha Gordon says it's time women claimed more peaks, and she has a plan to make it happen

Generations of climbers, journalists, and scholars relied on her reporting from the foot of the world's 8,000-meter peaks

A new study says yes, and scientists are trying to find out why

It's not just that she's fast—it's that she didn't train at all

After years of controversy, Nepal's Supreme Court has ruled that Pemba Dorje Sherpa's climb was unverifiable, returning the record to its previous holder

No one knew if it could be done. But when Reinhold Messner and Peter Habeler climbed Mount Everest without oxygen in 1978, they smashed one of the last barriers of human performance. Almost 40 years later, both legends talk about their first ascent by “fair means”—and the long-running feud that followed.

When alpinist and photographer Cory Richards dug himself out of an avalanche in 2011, he emerged alive but scarred—an ascendant star in a community that tends to shun the very idea that trauma can have lasting effects. As his profile climbed ever higher, his career and personal life imploded. Six years later, one of the world’s best artist-adventurers comes clean about the panic attacks, PTSD, and alcohol abuse that nearly killed him.

In a remote jungle in Nepal, filmmakers Camp4 Collective and Felt Soul Media embarked on telling the story of an ancient tradition: honey harvesting.

A new documentary bears witness to the last days of a dangerous and respected tradition in remote Nepal

Ascending Everest may be easier now that one of the most difficult features en route to the summit has crumbled, veteran mountaineers say.

How one of the world’s best mountaineers made a last-second decision that would take his life

The longtime guide with Alpine Ascents summited for the 21st time on May 27, tying Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi for the most summits on the world's highest mountain

The most expensive, complex, and risky recover mission in the mountain's history is about to get underway—and that's a mistake

Mountaineers and Nepalese officials can’t seem to agree about whether the Hillary Step—a forbidding obstacle on the final leg to the summit—still exists

The world’s tallest mountain has claimed 6 lives this season

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