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Mountain Climbing

Athletes Mock GQ Photo Shoot To Show Why Climbing Like A Girl Is A Good Thing

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 10.25.2016 | Women

When the dapper folks at GQ published a photo essay last month featuring the extreme sport and style of mountaineering, athletes in the climbing commu...

When Living a Dream, Make Sure It's Your Own

Scott Rinckenberger | Posted 10.07.2016 | Arts
Scott Rinckenberger

When to Jump, an independent media partner of The Huffington Post, is a curated community featuring the ideas and stories of people who have made the...

This Woman Climbed The Highest Mountains On Every Continent For A Powerful Reason

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts

On Nov. 18, 2015, a woman named Wasfia Nazreen climbed to the top of Carstensz Pyramid, located in the western central highlands of the Papua Province...

Freak Snowstorm Slows, Improves Fifth Annual Foster Youth Questival

Daniel Heimpel | Posted 06.23.2016 | Sports
Daniel Heimpel

It is near 5:00 a.m., and the sun has started its push up over the east side of Mt. Shasta, directly opposite the 13-person group of climbers on the southwest slope. The sun so obscured, the light is a blue gray, with clouds all around save for a miles-wide clearing.

Preparing For An Amazing Everest Base Camp Trek

Gabrielle Pfeiffer | Posted 06.10.2016 | Travel
Gabrielle Pfeiffer

Mount Everest is widely known as being the highest mountain on Earth. Because of this, climbing the mountain tops many people's bucket lists. Located ...

A Life's Dream Complete: Conquering Mount Everest

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.08.2016 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

Just over two years ago, I wrote these words on this blog: My name is Kuntal Joisher and I am about to climb Mount Everest. Over those years, I've chr...

Choose Adventure and Honor Your Dreams

Georgina Miranda | Posted 05.26.2016 | Women
Georgina Miranda

This time of year is always a bit nostalgic for me. It's been 3 years since I climbed up to the top of the world on May 21st, 2013. I have been following friends climbing in Nepal on various 8000m peaks over the past couple of months, reflecting also on the beautiful memories from my two expeditions there that will stay with me a lifetime. I can't wait to go back and climb in Nepal!

7 Summits, 7 Seas, 7 Questions for Martin Frey

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.13.2016 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

7 Summits, 7 Seas, 7 Questions... Mike Ragogna: Martin, you’ve climbed seven of the world’s toughest summits to mount and crossed seven seas. How ...

These Badass Bolivian Women Are Taking Mountain Climbing To New Heights

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 04.25.2016 | Latino Voices

A group of adventurous Aymara women from Bolivia, known as cholitas, is taking on some of the tallest peaks in South America. While the conditions on ...

The Most Difficult Mountain Climbs in the World

The Active Times | Posted 03.30.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

What makes a mountain climb difficult? Is it the number of people who died trying to conquer the summits or the high altitude and risk for avalanches?...

The Women Who Plan To Climb Afghanistan's Top Peak Have An Even Higher Goal

The Huffington Post | Sophia Jones | Posted 03.02.2016 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- From a mountaintop some 7,200 feet above sea level, a group of female Afghan mountaineers huddle together for warmth, looking do...

What Climbing My First Mountain at 52 Taught Me About Motherhood

The GypsyNesters | Posted 03.01.2016 | Fifty
The GypsyNesters

We were going to hike up a mountain, The Boy said. Not climb, hike. Or maybe that's what I chose to hear. Certainly, The Boy is aware of my age and th...

The Deadliest Mountains on the Planet

The Active Times | Posted 12.17.2016 | Travel
The Active Times

Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain, is the most talked about mountain. However, not the most dangerous mountain to climb. For decades, climbe...

Photographers' Sky-High Wedding Shoot Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 12.17.2015 | Weddings

If traditional wedding photography gives you a case of the yawns, consider taking your big day portraits to new heights by posing on the side of a cl...

Right Next Door: Samantha Larson and Dr. David Larson, Mountain Climbers

Ian Spanier | Posted 12.08.2016 | Los Angeles
Ian Spanier

Mountain climbers Dr. David Larson and his daughter Samantha, the first father/daughter team to summit Everest © Ian Spanier Photography 2015 Years ...

Beans, Biscuits and Kentucky's Bill Goodman

Don McNay | Posted 11.22.2016 | Books
Don McNay

Bill Goodman showed that he is not only a hall of fame journalist; he is a hall of fame author and every true Kentuckian should own a copy of his book.

The Challenges of Climbing Mount Everest

Quora | Posted 11.09.2016 | Travel

While individual legs aren't all super complicated, the facts that you're operating on much less oxygen in your blood, way below freezing, with gear that weighs you down, in clothes that encumber you, and on little sleep after weeks of getting there, conspire to make an Everest summit super hard.

Becoming a Mountain

Stephen Alter | Posted 10.29.2016 | Religion
Stephen Alter

Why am I doing this? What purpose does it serve? Where on earth am I going? These are questions I ask myself more than once in the course of my journeys to Bandarpunch, Nanda Devi and Kailash.

5 Powerful Rules That Will Help You Conquer Any Challenge | Ashley Sepanski | Posted 10.28.2015 | OWN

As told to Ashley Sepanski1. Remember that backing up is not backing down. Climbing a mountain is never a straight shot to the top. Because of Mount E...

The Edge of Everest

ADST | Posted 10.11.2016 | Women

Ambassador Sue McCourt Cobb learned first-hand how dangerous and grueling a climb up Mount Everest can be when she set out in 1988 to become the first woman from the United States to reach its summit.

Men, Mountains and Middle Age

Liam Robb O'Hagan | Posted 10.07.2016 | Healthy Living
Liam Robb O'Hagan

Our generation is getting older later in life. It's hard to feel old when you have kids in elementary school. I notice I am getting older. I've started having to move the screen in and out to focus on the words in front of me, but I'm not panicking about it.

The Appalachian Trail by Rent-a-Car (Part 2)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.28.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Though often remote, the Appalachian Trail was a route like any other. Ordinary roads ran near it and intersected it as it wound its way around towns, over rivers and across forested valleys. What was to stop me from tracking the trail by . . . car?

My Life; My Dad; The Himalaya

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 09.21.2016 | Travel
Kuntal Joisher

I just walked into my dad's room. He is in deep sleep, and has a baby-like happiness and calmness on his face. I've seen his Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) progressing further over the last few months to a point where he spends his entire day on the bed.

Nature and Human Flourishing

Brad Stulberg | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Brad Stulberg

Nature affords us so much more than its aesthetic beauty. It is critical that we protect it from all the outside forces that have encroached on so much else in the world, and in doing so, that have encroached on our ability to truly express ourselves.

ReThink Review: Everest -- The Question at the Top of the World

Jonathan Kim | Posted 09.17.2016 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Everest has a lot going for it, and I'm sure it'll satisfy those looking for a tense, exciting time at the movies. So why did Everest leave me feeling so flat?