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Tendi Sherpa: “Just don’t jump on Everest!” - Expeditions

Tendi Sherpa<p>He leaves the records to others. “I could do something to set a record on Everest, but I don’t want to do that because I have so much …

Mountaineering

This Photo Captures a Near-Death Experience—and Later Trauma

After surviving an avalanche, climber and photographer Cory Richards captured the moment. But then what?<p>I took this photo about an hour after digging out of an avalanche that nearly killed me and two friends as we were descending the world’s 13th tallest mountain. It was February 4, 2011, and we’d …

Mountaineering

A drunk tourist accidentally climbed a mountain while trying to find his hotel

Next time you’re on vacation, it’s important you try to remember not to overdo it on the libations. Especially if you’re trekking through the Italian Alps.<p>An Estonian tourist, known only as Pavel, according to Italian news source La Stampa, apparently got a little too drunk while vacationing at …

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Is it time to ban Western travellers - and their egos - from Mount Everest?

Spring in the Himalayas brings with it the start of the brief Everest climbing season – and for the next six to eight weeks, a thousand or so foreigners will descend on Nepal in a bid to scale the highest mountain on the planet. The weary climbers who make it to the top will join an exclusive club …

Mountaineering

UNCLIMBED MOUNTAINS: 5 OF THE WORLD’S HIGHEST PEAKS YET TO BE SUMMITED

Since the beginning of time, we have been mesmerized by the sheer size, magnificence and beauty of our planet’s unclimbed mountains. Our greatest …

Mountaineering

Was Captain Robert F. Scott Sabotaged in Antarctica?

On March 29, 1912, Captain Robert Falcon Scott lay in his tent during an Antarctic blizzard and wrote his last diary entry. It had been two months and 11 days since he and his four men reached the South Pole, only to realize that a Norwegian team, led by Roald Amundsen, had beaten them there by a …

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Two Pioneering Climbers Presumed Dead After Disappearing In The Alaskan Wilderness

Famed climbers Marc-Andre Leclerc and Ryan Johnson are presumed dead nine days after disappearing in Alaska’s Mendenhall ice field. The climbers were …

Mountaineering

Can a 60-year-old climb the highest peak of Wyoming’s Grand Teton?

At 4 a.m. on a chilly August morning, as the stars flickered above a jumble of crags and snowfields, four climbers scrambled out of their sleeping bags and set off from the Quonset-shaped hut on the saddle of Wyoming's Grand Teton.<p>Ropes coiled over their shoulders, they hiked up the steep …

Heart-stopping moment pair climb Snowdon sparking fears they were not properly kitted-out

This is the heart-stopping moment two people appear to climb an unforgiving section of Snowdon without appropriate safety equipment.<p>A video of the …

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World<p>US President Donald Trump said Thursday he wants to send up to 4,000 troops to the border with Mexico, giving a first indication of the …

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What should you do if you’re buried in snow?

With two more snow-related fatalities to strike California resorts in the past week, the snow-burial deaths of a San Francisco mother and her son …

Climber feared to have tried to ascend K2 solo returns to base camp

Denis Urubko had left without team-mates after argument over weather delay<p>A climber who split from his team during an expedition on K2, causing fears that he might try to ascend the world’s second-highest peak alone, has returned to base camp because of bad weather, a tour operator has said.<p>Denis …

Mountaineering

Jim Bridwell, goodbye to legendary rock climber The Bird

Jim Bridwell has left us. Yesterday, February 16th 2018, one of the absolute legends of rock climbing and mountaineering, died aged 73.

Climbing

How to Climb Everest: A Three-Year Gameplan

It used to be that serious mountaineers spent their entire careers working their way up to a Mount Everest summit bid. But in recent years, climbing …

Montana Man Perishes in Deadly Ice Climbing Fall

A Montana family is mourning the death of one of its members following a tragic ice climbing accident over the weekend.<p>A group of five people, …

Why China and Nepal Are Battling Over Mt. Everest

The peak of Mount Everest isn’t just the top of the world — it’s the border between Nepal and China.<p>For decades, the two countries have struggled to …

Daring Nanga Parbat rescue spotlights Poland's 'Ice Warriors'

WARSAW: The daring Polish rescue of a stranded French mountaineer in the Himalayas this weekend was made possible by a long tradition of climbing …

Abel Palmer Made Small Mistake and Was Buried in Entire Season's Snowpack

The report notes that "this was a skier-triggered, soft slab avalanche that was medium-sized relative to the path, and had the destructive force to …

Aussie mum becomes first woman to complete death-defying mountaineering feat

An Adelaide mother-of-three has become the first woman in the world to complete the death-defying Seven-Seven challenge.<p>Mountaineer Katie Sarah has …

Polish team rescues French climber from Pakistan's 'Killer Mountain'

WARSAW (Reuters) - After an exhausting night ascent, Polish climbers rescued French mountaineer Elisabeth Revol from the treacherous slopes of Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" but were unable to save her climbing companion, Poland's winter climbing team said.<p>Revol and Polish climber Tomasz Mackiewicz …

One climber saved, another stranded on Pakistan's "killer mountain"

A daring nght ascent was needed in the race against time to save the lives of two climbers on Mount Nanga Parbat, or the "Killer Mountain", in Pakistan.<p>French climber Elisabeth Revol was airlifted out after being brought down by Poland's winter climbing team, which had been attempting the first …

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This book ranks the top 100 solutions to climate change. The results are surprising.

A chat with Paul Hawken about his ambitious effort to “map, measure, and model” global warming solutions.<p>By now, the looming dangers of climate change are clear to anyone who’s been paying attention, covered extensively in both academic literature and the popular press.<p>But what about solutions?<p>For …

Why being nice can backfire on a bad day - Futurity

U. ARIZONA (US) — Making sacrifices for your partner after a stressful day may not …