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The Absurdity of Everest
Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.
An Inspiring First
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.
Bally Was Here: The Luxury Brands' Presence At The First Everest Climb
Style & Culture Columnist
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.
Sir Edmund Hillary Built His First Sherpa School 50 Years Ago; Now There Are 63
James M. Clash
This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.
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