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Learning to Let Yourself Fear

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Kuntal Joisher

We often forget that fear and panic are not the same things; one is necessary to stay alive, and the other is not. Panic is actually dangerous, putting a person in a state of complete chaos, removing the ability to make sound life-saving decisions.

Lokai: Balancing Life (#ArtofY)

Alex Schattner | Posted 08.26.2014 | Small Business
Alex Schattner

'You have to stay hopefully in the low times, and humble in the high times?' Those are the words on which Steven Izen, 23, founded Lokai in 2013. I sat down with Steven to learn about his personal journey, Lokai's beginnings, and the bracelet he hopes will inspire others.

Explore The Perilous Terrain Of Mount Everest From Your Living Room

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 08.14.2014 | Green

The trek to the summit of Mount Everest is spectacular and otherworldly; it is, however, also incredibly dangerous. Other than altitude- and weath...

Why A Sherpa Is Your Best Friend

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

What is a Sherpa exactly? As an experienced mountaineer, I can tell you that they are one of the best communities of people on the planet.

My Father Gave Me the Mountains, So I Will Climb Them

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.01.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

So, as I train for Everest, as I climb new mountains and face new challenges, I'll use every spare moment of my alone time to reflect on my father.

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.

Youngest Girl To Ever Climb Mount Everest Wants To Inspire Poor Kids To Follow Their Dreams

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.30.2014 | Good News

A poor 13-year-old girl from a tribal village in India became the youngest female to climb Mount Everest on Sunday. Malavath Poorna, a member of In...

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.

Last Minutes On Everest

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 05.08.2014 | World

A video published by The New York Times on Thursday shows some of the last moments of a group of climbers on Mount Everest, less than an hour before b...

The Climate Post: Cross State Air Pollution Rule Reinstated by Supreme Court

Tim Profeta | Posted 07.02.2014 | Green
Tim Profeta

The Supreme Court, in a 6-2 ruling, upheld the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's rule to regulate pollution from coal-fired power plants that dri...

Advocating for the Sherpas in Nepal

L. Brooks Entwistle | Posted 07.01.2014 | Impact
L. Brooks Entwistle

he last ten days are marked by the most intense peaks and valleys of emotion I have ever felt. From horror of watching the bodies long lined out of the ice fall on Good Friday, to the still burning desire to climb the mountain a couple of days later superseded by the realization of the bigger picture around the long term need for change for the Sherpa community.

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'...

Crowdfunding for Sherpas After the Everest Avalanche

Elaine Heinzman | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Elaine Heinzman

At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.

Sherpas Consider Everest Boycott After Deadly Disaster

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 06.21.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disas...

Mt. Everest Jump Canceled After Tragedy

AP | Posted 04.20.2014 | TV

NEW YORK (AP) — The Discovery Network is canceling a daredevil's planned jump off the summit of Mount Everest in a wing suit next month following th...

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...

I'm Climbing Everest for a Cause

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.18.2014 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

Yes, I know hundreds of people attempt to summit the highest point in the world every year, but I'd like to think my journey is special. I'm climbing in honor of my father for over a decade.

It's The Deadliest Day In Mount Everest History

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 06.17.2014 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who w...

Nepal Limits Number Of Climbers To Mount Everest Summit

AP | By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which gets clo...

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...

This Daredevil Plans To Make A Historic Jump Off Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.28.2014 | World

When daredevil Joby Ogwyn reaches the top of Mount Everest in May he will have only just begun his most terrifying stunt to date. Adorned in a cus...

My Mount Everest Story

Kenneth Kamler | Posted 04.05.2014 | Green
Kenneth Kamler

When clouds pass through, climbers have to stop and wait until they can see where to put their feet. Climbers unrope for this most dangerous part because the slopes are so sheer, a slip would be a free fall.

Do Epic Sh*t

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

I'm not fearful of not reaching Everest's summit. I have a possibly tongue-in-cheek theory that all motivations in life can be distilled down to fear. It is omnipresent, so you might as well be scared about something worthwhile.