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The Edge of Everest

ADST | Posted 10.12.2015 | Women

Ambassador Sue McCourt Cobb learned first-hand how dangerous and grueling a climb up Mount Everest can be when she set out in 1988 to become the first woman from the United States to reach its summit.

Indian Economic Blockade on Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 10.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

The message from New Delhi seems to be that the economic blockade on Nepal will be completely lifted only when the demands of the protesting Madheshis and Tharus, especially on province demarcations, are met. This is the reason it is sending essential supplies into Nepal in fits and starts.

The MovieFilm Podcast: Scaling Everest and Revisiting The Visit

Zaki Hasan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Entertainment
Zaki Hasan

For this week's show we start by offering quick takes on M. Night Shyamalan's The Visit and the new IMAX-3D spectacle Everest, before diving into th...

Everest Takes You Up Mt. Everest and Down in IMAX-3D. Hold On!

Carole Mallory | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

Everest is riveting. IMAX-3D brings Mt. Everest into your lap and the courageous climbers peril into your heart. Because of IMAX-3D and its power, you will feel as though you are on the climb with them.

ReThink Review: Everest -- The Question at the Top of the World

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.18.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Everest has a lot going for it, and I'm sure it'll satisfy those looking for a tense, exciting time at the movies. So why did Everest leave me feeling so flat?

Michael Rowe on Early Winter: "I want to be honest in what I film"

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.05.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

No film explores that more deeply, and darkly, than Michael Rowe's Early Winter, screening in the Venice Days program.

Education Department Delays Relief For Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 09.04.2015 | Politics

Students who claim they were defrauded by for-profit schools owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc. into taking out federal student loans will have to wait...

The Venice Diaries 2015: Climbing Everest, Descending into Beasts of No Nation and Meeting Michael Rowe

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Everest is a wondrous, beautifully shot, perfectly acted, very Hollywood film and I could swear I felt snow brush against my face at one point. It's perfect entertainment.

Nepal Opens Everest To Climbers For First Time Since Avalanche

AP | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 08.23.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has opened Mount Everest to climbers for the first time since an earthquake-triggered avalanche in April killed 1...

Grandmother's Mount Everest Journey Proves Age Is Just A Number

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.13.2015 | OWN

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Let's Rebuild Nepal

Subhash Ghimire | Posted 05.07.2015 | World
Subhash Ghimire

With thousands of our people in remote villages running out of time while relief supplies and volunteers wait to be deployed, our government insists o...

Rescue Teams Airlift Climbers Stranded On Everest

Reuters | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

(Adds death of Japanese climber) KATHMANDU, April 27 (Reuters) - Mountain rescue teams, helped by clear weather, used helicopters to a...

Some of Chicago's Top Chefs Share Their Favorite Gifts to Give

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 01.21.2015 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

"This year I am giving the gift of travel. I am taking my family to Thailand with a quick trip tagged on to Hong Kong. Travel is how I learn and I am able to come back to the restaurant feeling inspired.

Explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes in an Interview with Jacada

Jacada Travel | Posted 01.03.2015 | Travel
Jacada Travel

Having climbed Everest and crossed both polar ice-caps, Ranulph Fiennes is the greatest explorer of our time. The intrepid traveller talks to Jacada about his incredible journeys across the globe.

Reflections on Everest

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

Our climbing gear and supplies, an incredible sprawl of meticulously-chosen clothing, hardware, food and medical supplies ­everything that we would need to have our shot at Everest's summit was packed in 90 minutes.

Beyond Skiing Everest: Enduring a Bigger Challenge

The Surf Channel | Posted 11.30.2014 | Sports
The Surf Channel

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities.

My Experience Going 312 Hours Without a Shower

Lena Desmond | Posted 11.22.2014 | Travel
Lena Desmond

How did 312 hours of being showerless, laughing in negative 40 degrees, and muleing up steep passes become life's work for this city girl? I don't know.

'Maze Runner' Sequel Scheduled To Premiere In 2015

The Huffington Post | Ryan Kristobak | Posted 09.21.2014 | Entertainment

After earning $32.5 million during its debut weekend, beating out Liam Neeson's "A Walk Among the Tombstones" and the dramedy "This Is Where I Leave Y...

Can a Serious Climber Also Be Vegan?

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

I was able to adjust to all of these severe conditions while eating healthy vegan food such as raw vegetables and fruits, buckwheat, rice porridges, wheat breads, and dried fruits and nuts.

Retreat Is Not Defeat: Decisions Made in the Wake of the Everest Avalanche

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

I had worked so hard to reach this point. Despite the tragedy, loss and danger, I still wanted to explore the possibility of climbing Everest from the north side. You may think, how selfish.

The Deadliest Event in Mt. Everest History: My Firsthand Account

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

Although I'd been to the Everest base camp multiple times before, I'd never actually slept there. On April 18, I woke up around 7 a.m. to a commotion. Immediately, I knew something terrible had happened.

The Year Climate Change Closed Everest

The Atlantic | SVATI KIRSTEN NARULA | Posted 04.29.2014 | Green

The deadly avalanche on Everest earlier this month wasn't technically an avalanche. It was an "ice release"—a collapse of a glacial mass known as a ...

Everest Tragedy Exposes Big Business Interests At Play

Reuters | Posted 06.27.2014 | Business

* Nepal faces season without successful Everest ascent * Death of 16 sherpas in accident sparks crisis * Climbing world'...

Another Body Found After Everest's Deadliest Disaster

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 06.19.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's authorities temporarily halted climbing on Mount Everest while search teams dug through snow and ice Sunday for three...

Dog Ears Music: Volume 325

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.28.2014 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Bobby "Blue" Bland, White Sea, Andreya Triana, and more.