Category Archive for: ‘Everest News’

In Memoriam: Walter Bonatti, 1930-2011

There are a few names that are synonymous with historic, legendary alpinism: Messner, Kukuczka, Buhl, etc. And, sadly, one of …

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Check Out Everest in 3D – pretty cool!

Just stumbled upon this pretty neat YouTube video of the main routes on Everest (Southeast and Northeast Ridges). It was …

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Keeper of the Mountains: A (Much Needed) Film on Liz Hawley

While she's never really been nice to me, she's never really been not-nice either. She's just been, well, Liz. Or …

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Climbing Legend Takashi Ozaki Dies on Everest

I was saddened this morning to read of the passing of climbing legend Takashi Ozaki high on Everest. A legendary …

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Everest Summit, in 140 Characters…Twitter on the Top!

Well, it was inevitable…After 3G coverage came to Everest last spring, it was only a matter of time before Tweets …

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In Memoriam: Nawang Gombu, Everest Hero & First to Summit Everest Twice

In some ways, he was an unlikely hero. All of about 5 feet tall, Nawang Gombu – or simply Gombu …

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Legends of American Mountaineering to be Honored

Our second annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence gala and award ceremony for the American Mountaineering Museum is coming up fast, …

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Conrad Anker attempts to free climb the notorious Second Step on the Northeast Ridge of Everest on May 17, 1999. Dave Hahn belays him immediately below. Photo by Jake Norton.

George Mallory and the Second Step: A Red Herring?

I’ve been slowly having my archive of slides – some 15,000 from past shoots and expeditions – scanned by ScanCafe. …

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Tibet Gets New National Parks

According to the Chinese People's Daily, Tibet will be getting 3 new national parks as part of a new 5-year …

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The Dirty Himalaya

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to know that the high mountains of the world – replete with …

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