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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...

Jon Krakauer Says Climbing Mount Everest Was The 'Biggest Mistake' Of His Life

The Huffington Post | Ryan Buxton | Posted 08.15.2015 | Arts

Author Jon Krakauer, who chronicled the 1996 disaster on Mount Everest in his bestselling book Into Thin Air, told HuffPost Live on Thu...

Nepal: Before and After the Everest Avalanche (PHOTOS)

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.21.2015 | World
Kuntal Joisher

As we came upon the once lively and boisterous village of Sankhu, all I could see for miles was a city turned into rubble. So many precious lives lost to the wrath of nature. I was shattered. A country that I had come to call my second home had been devastated.

Lessons From A Three-Year Everest Quest

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Toby Storie-Pugh

Regrets are so incredibly draining, and they serve no purpose. Accept the mistake if a mistake was made, learn the lesson, and then move on.

Survivor Recounts Climbing Mt. Everest During Nepal Earthquake

Summer Noblé | Posted 05.29.2015 | Travel
Summer Noblé

Garrett Madison has already checked "climb Earth's tallest mountain" off of his bucket list not once, but six times. Still, there's nothing quite like getting caught atop Everest as the ground shakes beneath you. Madison recounts April 25, 2015, the day Nepal was struck by a 7.8M earthquake.

7 Lessons From the World's Greatest Explorer

Joe De Sena | Posted 05.12.2015 | Business
Joe De Sena

Recently, I had the pleasure to interview Sir Ranulph Fiennes - the world's greatest living explorer - for Spartan Up! The Podcast. Fiennes has an arsenal of backbreaking, boundary-pushing, life-risking, hard to believe stories; the type that transport you right to the very places he triumphed over.

Nepal's Earthquake Made Mount Everest A Little Bit Shorter, Scientists Say

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.02.2015 | Science

In addition to taking a devastating humanitarian toll, the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit central Nepal on April 25 also shrank Mount Everest. T...

All Climbers Stranded At High Everest Camps Airlifted To Safety

Reuters | Douglas Busvine | Posted 06.27.2015 | World

(Adds Everest death toll from mountaineering association) By Douglas Busvine NEW DELHI, April 28 (Reuters) - All of the ...

Carly Schwartz

Everest Avalanche Victim's Loved Ones Launch Campaign Dedicated To 'Living Life As An Adventure'

HuffingtonPost.com | Carly Schwartz | Posted 04.28.2015 | World

It's nearly impossible to find two people involved in a physical fight at Burning Man. When Dan Fredinburg stumbled upon just that, he responded the w...

The Powerful Letter Dan Fredinburg Carried With Him On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

"We'll also know that you've already lived the equivalent of at least 100 lifetimes." Those were the last words Max Stossel wrote to his friend, D...

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...

4 Americans Dead After Nepal Earthquake

Reuters | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

WASHINGTON, April 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Monday said four U.S. citizens were among the dead after a devastating earthquake in Nep...

Terrifying Photos From Inside The Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

The devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday triggered a massive avalanche at Mount Everest that left at least 18 people dead. Roberto ...

Avalanche Survivors Recount Terror On Mount Everest After Earthquake Struck

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA AND TIM SULLIVAN | Posted 06.26.2015 | World

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered...

Preparing to Climb Mt. Everest ... Again

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 05.20.2015 | 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 05.18.2015 | 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.