Category Archive for: ‘Everest News’

Aerial images by GeoEye of Everest with route and note overlays added by Jake Norton.

Everest from the Air…with Routes & Features

A lot of you were interested in the aerial image of Everest from GeoEye I blogged about last week. I …

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Age 10 on Everest…And So it Begins. What do you think?

Last spring, the world press was aflutter with news of 13 year old Jordan Romero's successful summit of Everest via …

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High Resolution Aerial View of Everest

The folks over at GeoEye – who regularly put out some stunning images – just released a new, high-res photo …

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Stangl Faked K2 Ascent: What Are We Climbing For?

News just came out this morning that Austrian speed climber Christian Stangl faked  his August 12 summit of K2. His was …

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Climb like Hillary – or Mallory, or Noyce, or Tenzing

Or at least look like them when you're on the streets of Manhattan. Back in September, 2009, I wrote about …

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Andrew Irvine Action Figure

Some friends just made me aware of this – an Andrew Irvine action figure.  I've got to admit, I never …

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Overdue Thursday Thought: Simone Moro and the Ethics of Everest

As many of you know, Everest, and the ethical issues surrounding it, have long been a part of my dialogue …

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Nagqu Airport: Higher Than Any Peak in the Lower 48!

China recently announced plans to finish construction on Nagqu Dagring Airport. At  4,436 meters, or 14,553 feet, Nagqu Dagring with …

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Most of us, understandably, think of Nepal as a place where films are shot, not really where films are watched. …

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Blind and Naked

I've heard, strangely, many people remark about Erik Weihenmayer's 2001 climb of Everest that it really wasn't that remarkable. Sure, …

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