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Everest Climbers Have A Whole Lot Of Explaining To Do

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 03.05.2014 | Green

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Litterbugs, beware: Nepal is making new rules to persuade trekkers to clean up after themselves on Mount Everest, in the hope...

The Charm and Finesse of Everest's Chef Joho

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 03.17.2014 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

I have been interviewing chefs on The Dinner Party for over two years, so it is about time that I interview a French one. Executive Chef Jean Joho of...

Kenya: My Eyes Open, Part 2

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 02.21.2014 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

We are all simple people, but it doesn't mean our dreams must be. I had a dream to climb Everest; I just never imagined that I would be doing it alongside Kenya's newest hero.

Kenya: My Eyes Open, Part 1

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

I understood the pain caused by the ending of a dream. But to see a 12-year-old boy become aware that life was going to be a bitter disappointment was something I will never forget. My eyes were opened.

Everest: The World's Tallest Pile Of Garbage | Posted 05.29.2013 | Green

As more and more people try to test themselves against Everest--often paying over $100,000 for a "guided climb"--this desolate mountain is becoming as...

PHOTOS: National Geographic Goes To Everest

Posted 05.28.2013 | Green

From National Geographic Magazine: Everest has always been a trophy, but now that almost 4,000 people have reached its summit, some more than once,...

Octogenarian Becomes Oldest Person To Scale Everest

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — An 80-year-old Japanese man who began the year with his fourth heart operation became the oldest conqueror of Mount Everest on...

Indian Woman Is First Female Amputee To Conquer Everest

Agence France Presse | | Posted 07.22.2013 | World

An Indian woman who lost her leg after she was thrown from a moving train two years ago has become the first female amputee to climb Everest, expediti...

80-Year-Old Man Begins Journey To Become Eldest On Everest

The Huffington Post | Carlo Davis | Posted 05.17.2013 | World

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has set out to reclaim his title as the oldest man ever to successfully summit Mount Everest. According to the...

Patience, Hope, Faith -The Final Push on Mt. Everest is Near!

Georgina Miranda | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

It is near the final stretch of my Everest for Congo Women Climb and time to put the 6 plus weeks of living on the mountain and preparation to the test! In just a few days I will begin the journey from Everest Base Camp, 17,500 feet, to hopefully the top of the world, 29,028 feet.

Fighting Climbers On Mt. Everest Reach Truce

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.01.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A truce has been reached between three foreign climbers and Nepalese Sherpa guides who were involved in a fistfight on Mount Everes...

Epic Photos of the Everest Base Camp Trek

HUMANITY.TV | Posted 02.15.2013 | Travel


Dog Ears Music: The Gifting List

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 02.13.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week our playlist includes music by Dave Brubeck, Everest, Ravi Shankar, Tinariwen, Fats Waller, Frankie Miller and more.

PHOTOS: Flying Into The World's Most Dangerous Airport

Kip Patrick | Posted 02.09.2013 | Travel
Kip Patrick

By the time we finally landed, three people had sobbed loudly, two lost their breakfasts. Not one of us said a word until the plane came to a stop.

No Survivors In Fiery Plane Crash

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A plane carrying trekkers to the Mount Everest region hit a bird and crashed just after takeoff Friday in Nepal's capital, killing ...

Lesson To Freshmen: ‘Fear Is OK' | Bryan Bumgardner | Posted 08.22.2012 | Healthy Living

Even though she’s climbed mountains on every continent, world famous climber Alison Levine can now call herself a Mountaineer. Levine came to West V...

A-Sides With Jon Chattman: Everest Climbing and Danny Chait Rising

Jon Chattman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Being released from their record deal felt so freeing for the band Everest that their latest album in many ways felt like the very first time.

Chhiring Dorje Describes Heroic Rescue for the First Time

Peter Zuckerman | Posted 08.13.2012 | Books
Peter Zuckerman

Chhiring Dorje, a 12-time Everest summiter who is one of the world's best Sherpa mountaineers, once pulled off one of the most difficult and dramatic rescues in the history of mountaineering.

PHOTOS: Meeting A Survivor On Everest

Richard Wiese | Posted 07.15.2012 | Travel
Richard Wiese

There were yak traffic-jams, forests of flowers and children playing with tires around yak-dung fires. At night the sky opened, a ceiling punctured by the brightest stars I had ever seen.

Team Of Scientists Go To Great Heights For Research

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

KATMANDU, Nepal -- A team of American scientists and researchers flew to the Mount Everest region on Friday to set up a laboratory at the base of the ...

Everest A Surprising Lab For Studying Effects Of Aging

The Mayo Clinic | Posted 04.30.2012 | Fifty

A team from The Mayo Clinic set out this week to conduct research from the world's highest peak, since as it turns out the effects of altitude on the ...

Dog Ears Music: The Ides of March and Its Afterlife Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 05.16.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review music by Foals, The Ides of March, Nico, Iggy Pop, The Hives, Ed Harcourt, The Cloud Room and more.

Dog Ears Music: Volume 201

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week we review albums by Everest, Malcolm McLaren, Etran Finatawa, Aunt Martha, The Forminx, and others.

Over 1,000 Stranded Hikers At Everest Evacuated

AP | Posted 01.08.2012 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal -- Around 1,200 foreign trekkers stranded for about a week by bad weather in the Mount Everest area have been evacuated. The weather ...

How To Make Your Life Your Adventure

Elia Saikaly | Posted 10.21.2011 | Travel
Elia Saikaly

Have you ever found yourself asking the question "I wonder if there is something more out there for me?" The dream that I had, that few understood, has taken me to the far ends of the Earth and has evolved into a non-profit organization that is truly changing people's lives.