Category Archive for: ‘Everest News’

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Paving the way to Mount Everest

As seems to be customary, the Chinese government is couching this latest project in the language of development and benefit for the masses. In his blog, Johnson quotes Tibet Autonomous Region chairman Qiangba Puncog:

…we are building the road in order to facilitate visitors to Mt. Everest.

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Mallory & Irvine and the Second Step

It was 83 years ago today that George Leigh Mallory and Andrew Comyn Irvine took their final, fateful steps up the Northeast Ridge on Mount Everest, hoping to reach the 29,035 foot Top of the World…and become the first people to do so.

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A proper farewell for Francys Arsentiev

On May 2 on NowPublic.com, I reported on the story of Ian Woodall’s intentions to give final resting peace to …

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Everest 2007: Summits, Rescues, and Heroism

The Everest 2007 summit season is well underway, with many summits from both sides of the mountain. Sadly, though, the …

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Discussions on Everest

The Everest climbing season for 2007 is well underway…and it is a busy one. Lots of expeditions and lots of …

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Everest gear, circa 1933

I came across this wonderful image from a 1933 advertisement for a new windsuit to be used on Mount Everest …

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The Sherpas (and sherpas) of Everest

The idea of climbing the great Himalayan peaks is not traditional in the region; it came with Westerners in the mid-1800’s. The sahibs understood immediately that assistance from the local people would prove invaluable in their attempts to climb these high mountains. The first Nepali people hired for expedition work were the Sherpa living in Darjeeling, India. Over the years, the Sherpa were hired again and again as climbing partners and assistants in the Himalaya. When Nepal opened its doors to foreigners in 1950 (after a revolution toppled the Rana regime which ruled Nepal from 1846-1950), the Sherpa became even more a mainstay of Himalayan climbing. In 1953, when Sherpa Tenzin Norgay summited Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary, members of this small Nepali hill tribe hit the world news.

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Everest Weather Today

Current weather on Mount Everest

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Sherpa cam

In 2003, I was hired by the Outdoor Life Network to photograph and then film the Global Extremes – Mt. …

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