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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.

Rescue Dog Becomes The First Canine To Climb Mt. Everest

Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News

A dog called Rupee was dying from dehydration and starvation when Joanne Lefson found him in a dump site in Northern India. But only months later, the...

A Beauty in Being Raw

Georgina Miranda | Posted 10.24.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

Mount Everest chiseled away at a lot of us climbers over the course of two months. She stripped us of our preconceptions, our egos, our insecurities, our fears and the shell that we might have been living in.

How One Girl's Education Took Her to the Top of the World and Beyond

Christine Horansky | Posted 09.30.2013 | Impact
Christine Horansky

At just 17 years of age, the young Nepali climber became the first United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) school meals recipient to reach the summit of the highest peak on Earth: Mount Everest in Nepal's soaring Himalayas.

The Day I Never Climbed Mount Everest on Facebook

Edward M. Weinman | Posted 09.15.2013 | Comedy
Edward M. Weinman

During the age of self-promotion on social media, it's important to remember the above-mentioned refrain.

When the Impossible Becomes Possible: Summiting Mt. Everest

Georgina Miranda | Posted 06.21.2013 | Impact
Georgina Miranda

On May 21st at 10:15 a.m., I had the privilege of standing on top of the world, Mt. Everest.

Trust Your Instinct, It Means You No Harm

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 08.21.2013 | Impact
Toby Storie-Pugh

Do you know that unsolicited yet persistent voice in your head, the persuasive raconteur that, possibly with malice aforethought, asks you to plunge i...

Meet The Doctor Whose Office Is Mount Everest

Posted 06.21.2013 | OWN

By Molly Loomis In 1999, emergency room doctor Luanne Freer was invited on a volunteer medical mission to a remote Himalayan village in Nep...

Watching the Sun Rise on the Summit of Mt. Everest (PHOTO)

Cason Crane | Posted 06.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Cason Crane

I had summited Everest in honor of other LGBTQ youth who face discrimination and harassment, and also to send a message: You can do it. Find your Everest. Find it and climb it and stand on top and exult in the sun rising over the vast horizon.

Bally Was Here: The Luxury Brands' Presence At The First Everest Climb

Zandile Blay | Posted 07.29.2013 | Style
Zandile Blay

Of all the things mountaineer Tenzing Norgay must have been grateful for as he topped Mount Everest, it may very well have been luxury shoes.

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...

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...

First Saudi Woman Ever Climbs Mount Everest

AP | Posted 07.18.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — Mountaineering officials say 64 climbers, including a Saudi Arabian woman, have successfully scaled Mount Everest from Nepal's...

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...

Mount Everest Melting?

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 05.16.2013 | Green

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries tha...

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...

Witness Describes 'Terrifying' Brawl On Mt. Everest

Agence France Presse | Kyle Knight | Posted 06.29.2013 | World

A mountaineer on Everest described the "terrifying" scene of two famous European climbers fighting with Nepalese guides in a high-altitude brawl that ...

Ain't No Mountain High Enough... For Pakistani Women

Havovi Cooper | Posted 06.09.2013 | World
Havovi Cooper

Much of the news that comes out of Pakistan is about dictators, drones and destruction, but 31-year-old Shehrbano Saiyid is one of the few Pakistanis who is trying to change the narrative of this beleaguered nation.

Last Surviving Member Of Team That First Conquered Mount Everest Dies

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 03.22.2013 | Sports

LONDON -- George Lowe, the last surviving climber from the team that made the first successful ascent of Mount Everest, has died at age 89. Mary Lowe...

Breaking The World's Highest Glass Ceiling

AP | BINAJ GURUBACHARYA | Posted 05.04.2013 | World

KATMANDU, Nepal — It's the world's highest glass ceiling. Of the 3,755 climbers who have scaled Mount Everest, more than half are Nepalese but o...