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Mount Everest

Preparing to Climb Mt. Everest ... Again

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 03.20.2015 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

One would think that a tragic event such as the one I experienced last year would deter or frighten me, but it had just the opposite effect. When I got home, I promised myself that I would return in 2015 to climb Mt. Everest.

This Man Climbed Mount Everest (But Faces a Bigger Challenge Every Day)

Chris Barnes | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Chris Barnes

Climbing Mount Everest is a dream shared by many, yet achieved by few. For one climber, Rob Hill, the ascent presented more challenges than one. Hil...

What I've Learned From the Mountains

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 04.14.2015 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

In last few months, I've read and heard accomplished mountaineers and successful entrepreneurs talk about how mountain climbing lessons can be applied to business. Issues such as teamwork, risk management, overcoming obstacles, and addressing failures were common themes amongst these articles and talks.

This Amputee Marine Is Determined To Climb Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 02.06.2015 | Impact

Staff Sergeant Charlie Linville, a Marine Corps veteran who lost his lower right leg during his service, has spent years preparing for his ultimate mo...

From Robin Williams to My Father, Understanding Lewy Body Dementia

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Kuntal Joisher

However, LBD is not a rare disease. The second most common form of dementia, it affects an estimated 1.4 million individuals and their families in the United States, and millions more across the world.

Climate Change This Week: Coal's Creepy Cancer, Saving Capitalism From Polluters and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 01.01.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Ari Phillips at Climate Progress. Three major companies - Cisco Systems, 3M, and Kimberly Clark - announced they will now give employees a deeply discounted way of buying or leasing solar panels for their homes. Sunny news, indeed!

SHERPA Mediation

Lee Nadler | Posted 12.18.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Lee Nadler

As the days, months and years unfold in NYC, since I returned from Mt Everest Base Camp two and half years ago, it's hard to recall the magic of the e...

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.

Learning to Let Yourself Fear

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 11.10.2014 | 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 10.26.2014 | 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 09.23.2014 | 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...