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To Climb or Not to Climb Everest: When Is the Risk Too Great?

Simon Donato | Posted 05.25.2016 | Sports
Simon Donato

Is it really that life-changing (should you survive) to stand on top of the Earth's highest point? Is it worth the risk? Perhaps, but I still don't think I'll ever understand the compulsion.

2 Climbers Die After Summiting Everest

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 05.22.2016 | Sports

After two years in which no human summited Mount Everest, climbers have returned to the world’s highest peak. But with the stories of triumph, the r...

7-Eleven Worker Becomes First Woman To Climb Everest 7 Times

Reuters | Paul Vale | Posted 05.24.2016 | Sports

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - A 42-year-old woman born in Nepal climbed Mount Everest for the seventh time on Friday, breaking her own record ...

War Veteran Summits Everest 3 Years After Losing His Leg

The Huffington Post | Chris DAngelo | Posted 05.23.2016 | Good News

A Marine Corps veteran who lost part of his leg in an explosion in Afghanistan has conquered the world's tallest mountain. Charlie Linville, a native ...

Safety and Service vs. Success

Lee Nadler | Posted 04.25.2016 | World
Lee Nadler

The Sherpa people are a tribe of people who migrated from Tibet hundreds of years ago.

This Is The First Cancer Survivor To Summit Mount Everest

HuffPost Rise | Kira Brekke | Posted 03.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

Sean Swarner is the first cancer survivor to summit Mount Everest, and he did it using one working lung. In the video above, watch Swarner explain his...

Behold the Beauty of Bhutan

Emily O'Dell | Posted 12.07.2015 | Travel
Emily O'Dell

Two weeks ago, I headed to the Himalayas for the adventure of a lifetime in the Kingdom of Bhutan. Since I was invited to speak at the Royal Palace o...

'Everest' Is a Stunning View of Man vs. the Elements

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 09.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Everest is a movie of grandeur and beauty. This is because cinematographer Salvatore Totino made the mountains of Nepal his star and created one breathtaking sweeping shot after another.

Meet The Man Whose Mental Strength Allowed Him To Climb Mount Everest In Shorts

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.28.2015 | Good News

This extraordinary man is proof that the human body is capable of some incredible things. A short documentary from Vice, called "Inside the Superhuma...

These 20 Images From Nepal Capture The Hope Among Earthquake Survivors

The Huffington Post | Good News Editors | Posted 05.06.2015 | Good News

A devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, leaving parts of the country in pieces and a rising death toll of over 6,000. Howe...

Surviving the Everest Avalanche

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

On April 10th, after an unsuccessful attempt at climbing Mt. Everest last year, I was back at base camp to try again. I was excited, determined, and hopeful that I would finally fulfill my dream of standing on the top of the world.

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...

Deadly Everest Avalanche Caught On Video

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

The deadly avalanche that swept through the Mt. Everest base camp after Saturday's massive earthquake in Nepal was caught on video by a German climber...

Ang Kaji Sherpa

Lee Nadler | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact
Lee Nadler

My interview with Ang Kaji has not be seen before, as I recently rediscovered it when preparing for a Sherpa Path speech.

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.

The Good Guide Paradox

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rob Hall was the ultimate guide. He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the world...

Everest Climber Alison Levine: Don't Fear Failure | Posted 10.29.2014 | Women

We need to be more failure-tolerant of ourselves and of those around us, because a lack of that tolerance stifles progress and innovation and prevents people from taking risks. So it's not necessarily fear of the risk itself that holds people back -- it's the fear of failure.

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.

The Absurdity of Everest

Brian Rooney | Posted 06.24.2014 | World
Brian Rooney

Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.

While He's Waiting

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 06.16.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

Some people are great achievers. They have numerous interests and can always be found working on one stimulating project or another.

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...

An Inspiring First

Mario Livio | Posted 12.01.2013 | Science
Mario Livio

From a purely scientific perspective, there isn't much to expect from Voyager 1 in the future. The probe is not heading towards any particular star. The closest it will come to the first star it encounters will be about 1.6 light-years -- and that will not happen for another 40,000 years.

Diversity & Mt. Everest: An Interview with Luis Benitez

Stacy Bare | Posted 11.09.2013 | Sports
Stacy Bare

I recently had a chance to sit down with good friend and 8,000 meter guide Luis Benitez to chat about these topics and the future ethic and leadership challenges in the outdoor community.

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.

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 Nepal. Up...