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Winter Climbs 2017: Alex Txikon Launches Summit Bid on Everest Tomorrow

It has been a very busy month and a half in the Himalaya for Spanish climber Alex Txikon. He has worked extremely hard since his arrival in Everest …

6 Mountains for the Beginner Climber

01 of 06<p>Pick a '14er' in Colorado (Colorado, USA)<p>When it comes to having plenty of mountains to climb, Colorado has a blessing of riches. With 53 …

Historical Badass: Mountaineer Alison Hargreaves

Derbyshire, England has rolling green hills, formerly rich with coal, iron, and limestone. Mining remnants and stone quarries pepper the landscape, …

A Wild and Wacky Tour of Ho Chi Minh City

For tourists, seeing the Vietnamese city from the sidecar of a WWII Soviet chopper is a blast<p><b>SIR SIDECAR</b> | Tour guide Phuong Mai Binh on the road<p>Quinn Ryan Mattingly for The Wall Street Journal<p>1 of 15<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sanjay Surana<p><b>WITH HIS WISPY</b> goatee, fishbone earrings, Maori tattoos and barrel torso, …

A Trekking Adventure in Post-Quake Nepal

A trek in Nepal only a year after its devastating earthquake may seem like an unlikely choice for a family vacation, but the Himalayan kingdom is as mysterious and rewarding as ever<p>By<p>Sophy Roberts<p><b>WE WERE</b> trekking above Eastern Nepal’s valleys, their slopes sculpted into terraced fields, when we hit …

Natural Disasters

Man asks friends to send him anywhere in the world — here's what happened

Losing your job is never good, but one man turned his layoff into a life-changing adventure.<p>Alex Strand found himself unemployed in December after his company, the camera maker GoPro, shut down his entire division.<p>The 32-year-old media producer, who lives in San Francisco, knew he’d have to look …

Indian Expedition to Re-Measure Everest this Spring

The Indian government has announced plans to send an expedition to Mt. Everest in Nepal this spring to re-measure the height of the mountain. A team …

Nepal Fines Guiding Company for False Everest Summit Claims

Remember the story of the Indian couple who faked their Everest summit last spring? It was a husband and wife duo by the name Dinesh and Tarkeshwari …

Alan Arnette Answers Common Questions About Everest for 2017

The spring climbing season on Everest is still two months off, but as I write this there are hundreds of climbers around the world who are preparing …

<em>Forbes</em> Interviews 21-Time Everest Summiteer Apa Sherpa

Who do you talk to if you want to know about climbing Everest? Why, Apa Sherpa of course. After all, he is the man that has stood on top of that …

Winter Climbs 2015: Nanga Parbat Teams Unite at Last, Simone Moro Reveals Plans

There is more news from Nanga Parbat today, where the climbers have started to make some progress once again after being stalled out by the weather. …

Prominent Mountaineers Making Plans For Spring Himalayan Expeditions

The winter climbing season is still in full swing, but already some of the more prominent mountaineers are looking ahead to the spring season in the …

How Did Six Climbers Die on Mount Rainier's Liberty Ridge?

What exactly happened to six climbers on Mount Rainier who were reported missing on May 30 and are presumed dead remains a mystery, but clues have emerged that strongly suggest an avalanche from above swept them away in the night.<p>The team, four clients and two guides from Seattle-based Alpine …

D-Day: A Photo Gallery by David Burnett

Pictures of the Week 6.5.14

Everest 2014: More Insights from Himex Boss Russell Brice

Yesterday I posted a lengthy piece about a report that Russell Brice, the owner/operator of Himalayan Experience, posted on the company's website. …

Himalaya 2014: Success at Last on Kangchenjunga for Nives and Romano

There isn't a whole lot of news to report from the Himalaya today, as most of the summits bids were wrapped up over the weekend, and were detailed in …

Himalaya 2014: Tragedy on Kangchenjunga, More Summit Attempts

As the Himalayan climbing season begins to wind down, we have the sad news of the loss of more climbers, amidst reports of summit bids that are about …

Nepal Opens 104 More Peaks for Climbing

Just as the Himalayan busy spring climbing season is about to wind down for another year, Nepal has announce that it is opening 104 new mountains in …

Himalaya 2014: Matt Moniz Summits Second 8000 Meter Peak of the Season

You'll have to forgive me for all of the updates from the Himalaya today. After the long weekend here in the states, there has been a lot to catch up …

Alan Arnette Explains the Dangers and Difficulty of Climbing K2

Now that the Himalayan climbing season has pretty much wrapped up for the spring season, the attention of the mountaineering world will turn …

Everest 2014: The Season of Controversy Continues on the South Side

The main summit push on Everest may be over, but controversy continues to surround the world's highest peak this spring. This past weekend, more than …

Video: Ed Viesturs Shares His Perspective on Everest

As the first American to summit all 14 8000-meter peaks, Ed Viesturs is amongst the most well known and respected climbers in the world. In the video …

Nepal Everest Day anniversary overshadowed by recent avalanche disaster

Nepal has been celebrating the 61st anniversary of the first conquest of Everest, using the occasion to remember 16 guides killed in an avalanche last month.<p>New Zealander Sir Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide, Tenzing Norgay, became the first climbers to scale the world’s highest mountain on May …

6 missing Mount Rainier climbers believed to have fallen

Six people who attempted to climb Mount Rainier in Washington state have been involved in some sort of fall, with "no viable chance of survival," a park official said after a helicopter search team spotted climbing gear on the mountain Saturday.<p>Tents and equipment believed to belong to the group …

Square Shooter, the Best of Instagram: Janske

<b>Janske Kaethoven understands something about creating pictures</b> that most people don’t: What you leave out is every bit as important as what you put …

Himalaya 2014: An Update on Cleo Weidlich

There as been a lot of reports, both on this blog and elsewhere, about American climber Cleo Weidlich's attempt to summit Lhotse this spring without …

Everest 2014: Success on the Big Hill at Last!

Due to the holiday here in the U.S. yesterday, this report on activity in the Himalaya is a bit delayed, but I wanted to update everyone on what has …

13-Year-Old Girl Climbs Everest

Early Sunday morning, 13-year-old Malavath Poorna, the daughter of farm laborers in a small tribal village in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, summited Mount Everest.<p>"I was initially afraid, but the training I received helped me overcome my fear. I never thought of giving up," Poorna …