Mount Everest

Watch: Everest Climbers' Lives Saved by Chance Encounter

A heroic guide and group of Sherpas used their expertise to help two dangerously impaired climbers make it safely off the mountain.<p>Climbing Mount Everest has always been a dangerous endeavor. Devastating avalanches in 2014 and 2015 caused the deaths of over 40 climbers and Sherpas, and multiple …

Outdoors

Introducing Outpost's New Travel Columnists

Back in May, Outpost announced we were looking for a new writer to join our ranks as a travel columnist—someone sharp, creative and funny, who could …

List-Worthy

Beyond the moneyball revolution, with Weidman and Iaquinta

How does a man rendered blind at age 13 learn to climb Mount Everest? He learns to see with his tongue, of course. Using a device, called the …

The Brain

British Open 2017: This English treat has the most interesting wrapper in the world

SOUTHPORT, England -- In my fifth trip to cover the British Open, I now consider myself one of the foremost experts on the desserts served in the media center. For one thing, I have a pretty strong sweet tooth. For another, I'm not an adventurous eater so I often survive the week on a diet …

Golf

Today in Gear: July 20, 2017

Good morning. New conceptual images of the iPhone 8, perhaps the most accurate mock-up yet created by a non-Apple source, have been revealed. The …

Shopping

Long Island Ice Cream Tour: Visit nine parlors in 10 hours

It's the Mount Everest of Ice Cream, now in its seventh year: On Sunday, July 23, The Long Island Ice Cream Tour (LIICT) will attempt to sample the …

Long Island

MH370 search data unveils fishing hot spots, ancient geological movements

SYDNEY: Detailed sea-floor maps made during the unsuccessful search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, released by Australia on Wednesday, …

Oceans

Retirement’s Biggest Risks Come after You Reach the Summit

You’ve climbed the saving mountain, but the danger is just beginning. Here’s how to trek to long-term income security.<p>I love a good metaphor.<p>That …

Retirement Planning

Digging Up Old Gems

Back when I was just starting at Flatiron School, one of our first projects and the first major project was to make a Ruby gem that a user could …

Programming

Asia Travel: 10 Natural Wonders That Will Make You Want to Visit Right Now

Asia travel is all about discovery – from vibrant cultures to natural wonders, the revelations never end. From the world’s highest mountain to the …

List-Worthy

The Appalachian Mountains May Have Once Been as Tall as the Himalayas

In this week's Maphead, Ken Jennings explores how the Central Pangaean Mountains shaped everywhere from the Carolinas to Sierra Leone.<p>Mount Everest, of course, is the world's highest point—if you don't count Mauna Kea or Ecuador's Mount Chimborazo (details here). But Everest hasn't always been the …

Travel

10 Ways You Show Courage Every Day

When someone told me recently that they thought I was very brave, I dismissed the comment. To me, having courage means overcoming extraordinary challenges, like climbing Mount Everest or running with the bulls. It never dawned on me that I demonstrate bravery every day, yet we all do. In fact, even …

Self-improvement

Here’s What 56,785 Homers Look Like On A Map

By now, it’s pretty commonly suspected — and not just by bitter pitchers, either — that MLB’s recent home run surge can be traced back to a supply of …

Baseball

World's Most Extreme Places For Your Next Adventure Trip

The world is an incredible – we can climb up mountains to get closer to space, or go swimming towards the bottom of Earth. So many places to travel …

List-Worthy

Sherpas of Elmhurst

Here is the churn of a modern cosmopolitan city in action: Leandro Viana, a photographer from São Paulo, Brazil, was taking English classes in Jackson Heights, Queens, wandering around the area with his camera, when he came across a Lutheran church that had become a Buddhist monastery and community …

São Paulo

Why The First Complete Map of the Ocean Floor Is Stirring Controversial Waters

Earth has no shortage of stunning landforms: Mt. Everest rises majestically above the clouds; the Grand Canyon rents deep into desert rock layers; …

Seafloor

Where to go

Two years after being hit by a devastating earthquake that claimed around 9,000 lives and ruined prized historic and religious sites, the small Himalayan country is eager to prove to the world it’s once again open for business<p>Shanker Phuyal felt a sudden blow, as though he were struck in the head …

List-Worthy

The Sherpa cheat sheet: 9 things you were embarrassed to ask

(CNN) — Sherpas are the guardian angels of the Himalayas, cheerfully schlepping vast loads up mountains while foreign clients pant some way behind their heels.<p>It's a powerful image in the popular imagination, but is there more to the Sherpas?<p>1. What's Sherpa?<p>Sherpas have to make sure that everyone …

Outdoors

Is VR ever going mainstream?

<b>Why storytelling is the grand obstacle for making VR mainstream</b><p><b>“Like 3D movies, regular people just aren’t that interested in VR.”<br>— Mashable.</b><p>Virtual …

Virtual Reality

Desperate mother's solution to help her son find love

'Will I ever have a girlfriend, mum?' My tall, handsome son asked me one night. 'I just don't seem to be on the same wavelength as girls my own age. …

New Zealand News

Do not cry if I don’t return one day, celebrate my death: Anshu Jamsenpa

Who is Anshu Jamsenpa? Google her name and a handful of articles refer to her as a mountaineer and a mother of two. Recent articles highlight her …

Sports (India)

Images from the 12-day hike from Lukla to Everest Base Camp.

Two years ago, a deadly 7.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal, killing approximately 9,000 people across the country, including 22 people at Everest …

Outdoors

This $7,500 bike might be the key to getting to work on time

Riding an e-bike can give you a leg up on traffic.<p>Bikes are no longer only made up of two wheels, a frame, chains and gears. Like everything else, …

Lifestyle

Beach Garbage - Ocean Trash On The Rise

“Who wants to come with us to pick up beach garbage?” My tone sparkles with excitement as if suggesting we will be heading off to an amusement …

Oceans

20 Motivational Triathlon Quotes to Keep You Inspired

For a Lifetime<p>1 of 21<p>"You can keep going and your legs might hurt for a week, or you can quit and your mind will hurt for a lifetime." – Mark Allen<p>Do …

Triathlons

This Fact About Pippa Middleton's Husband Is Completely Heartbreaking

Pippa Middleton officially became part of the Matthews family when she tied the knot with her longtime boyfriend, financier James Matthews, in England on May 20. The lavish and beautiful affair was attended by those closest to the bride and groom, including James's reality TV star younger brother, …

Celebrity News

Are You a Self-Development Junkie Who Doesn't Know How to Live?

It's easy to get caught up continually analyzing our life instead of living it.<p>We live in an over-analytical world where there is a mass of information and opinion on every subject imaginable. It is very easy to get confused in amongst this information overload and end up more lost than when we …

List-Worthy

Andrew Kinsman's disappearance is suspicious because of 'the things he let go,' Toronto police say

Toronto police describe Kinsman as a man of routine who had a busy social calendar and a cat he took care of<p>Toronto police are now treating the …

Crime

Should India be tackling China first than Pakistan? 1971 war army veteran explains

Text resize <b>A</b><b>A</b><p>To get an insight of the Indo-China-Bhutan relations and the prevailing tension between India and China, India Today spoke to Lieutenant …

China

You too can climb Everest – from your living room

My post a couple of days ago about the first Sri Lankan to climb Everest sparked an interesting discussion about these climbs. Would you like to see …

Outdoors