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What the Everest Climbing Restrictions Really Mean

On Monday, the Nepali government announced a major step in keeping Everest safer: it will consider placing restrictions on age, experience, and ability on those who can climb the world’s highest peak. “We want to make the mountains safer for everyone, so we have to insist on some rules,” tourism …

An Oral History of Langtang, the Valley Destroyed by the Nepal Earthquake

On April 25 of this year, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit Nepal at 11:56 a.m., local time. Half a million homes across the country were leveled and more than 8,500 people were killed, including 19 climbers and Sherpas who died in an avalanche that roared through Mount Everest Base Camp. While images …

Mountaineer Abandons Everest Summit Attempt

Nobukazu Kuriki, a Japanese alpinist who attempted to be the first person to summit Everest after the Nepal earthquake last April, was forced to descend on Saturday, according to CNN. Kuriki has attempted to climb the world’s tallest peak four previous times. He lost nine fingers to frostbite while …

Nepal to ban novice climbers from Mount Everest

Nepalese officials could refuse to issue Everest permits to inexperienced climbers, elderly and disabled<p>Novice climbers could soon be banned from attempting to climb Mount Everest under plans drawn up by Nepalese officials in an effort to confront safety and overcrowding concerns.<p>The proposals, …

The Silent Observer

<i>We caught up with photographer Jason Gebauer when he was passing through Winter Park, Colo., while scouting landscape to shoot this coming winter.</i><p><i>A</i> …

The only 2 cities that want to host the 2022 Olympics have a ton of problems

On Monday the International Olympic Committee released a 137-page evaluation of the two bids, and while it's generally positive, it's also open about the numerous problems the two cities face.<p>Since 2013 cities in Poland, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Ukraine, and Norway all dropped their bids, many …

Kazakhstan

the last best place — Les sommets perdus / Summits lost by Isat" on...

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Hits 500-Year Low

A study published in the journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> on Monday suggests that snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is at its lowest level in 500 years due to California’s record-setting drought.<p>Researchers determined the snow level by using tree-ring studies to compare snowpack on April 1 with estimates …

KURT HESS. Impresa a 62 anni: da 193 metri, a Punta Dufour 4.634 metri

Kurt Hess. Punta Dufour, 2015.KURT HESS. CRONACA DI UN SOGNO REALIZZATODal punto più basso della Svizzera (Brissago, a 193 metri d’altitudine) al …

Free in the Alps

Call for conservation of Himalayan ecosystems

While the study of changes in the Himalayas and conservation of its ecosystems remains confined to research, this year, ‘Himalaya Diwas’ was a call …

I was trekking in the Himalayas while Everest crumbled

<i>Dispatch is a series of first-person travel stories from the road. Readers can share their experiences, from the sublime to the strange.</i><p>On a placard in the International Mountain Museum in Pokhara, Nepal, I fixated on the date "2002," the year listed as the last time the country experienced a …

We Are Alps #1: un viaggio nel cambiamento climatico

Lungo l'arco alpino insieme alla convenzione delle Alpi / parte prima: 'Voralberg, quando le catastrofi insegnano' e 'Observatoire du Mont Blanc'. Di …

Exploring 10 Myths About Everest

As we draw closer to the release of the <i>Everest</i> film on September 18, the tallest peak in the world is likely to be the subject of much discussion …

Mountaineering

Live Satellite-connected Webcam Image of Mt. #Everest

Status Report From: EvK2CNR<br>Posted: Tuesday, September 1, 2015<p>This webcam operates during daylight hours between 6:30 and 17:30 Nepalese time. During …

Everest Sherpas battle crevasses on Khumbu Icefall route

<b>Sherpas repairing the climbing route on Mount Everest destroyed by the Nepal earthquake in April say they have had to overcome huge new crevasses.</b><p>They have spent days battling up the Khumbu Icefall between Base Camp and Camp One, with many new crevasses giving way.<p>Despite this, the "icefall …

Mountaineering

Trekking in Himalayas for a travel photographer

Forget Dark Energy: MIT Physicists Have Finally Cracked Overhand Knots

Topology meets shoelaces.<p>A big rock climbing fall is called a whipper. A climber may be protected from "hitting the deck" by a rope, but there are many routine occasions in which the rope accumulates slack. Any slack translates directly to a corresponding amount of freefall for the wayward climber. …

32 Books That Are Guaranteed To Give You Wanderlust

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Today legendary #Yosemite climber @hansflorine takes off for his 100th ascent of the Nose on El Capitan. Go Hans go! http://t.co/Sx6Q9O63ON

We hope everyone had a chance to #getoutside over the #laborday weekend! @wanderwildlyco found a perfect spot to enjoy the wild. Visit her page for more adventures! #hiking #mountains #bringfido #campingwithdogs #cofeetime Share your adventures to be featured!

Photography Tips: Shooting Waterfalls | REI Co-op Journal

Waterfalls are among the most photographed natural features on earth. But anyone who has ever taken a smartphone photo of one knows they can be …

Landscape Photography

Photo of the Day! 14,000 ft above sea level, @disastershep straddles Kelso Ridge, CO. #GoPro #Climbing http://t.co/YrAST7Rc0C

The Graffers’ Daily

Come si presentava il @RifugioLagazuoi alle 19.25? Coperto da un bianco mantello. Prepariamo sci e pelli? #Graffers http://t.co/BYVR8xMmM8

Surrounded by the #Dolomites #outofthisworld @Hochpustertal @pureDolomites @OrnaOR @adler_hotel @altoadige_info http://t.co/ImBgDpECqu

Marmot Athlete @alpenglowexp, experiencing stellar conditions at 23,000 ft on the #skimakalu2015 expedition. http://t.co/eHydbuPbNA