Mount Everest

Saray Khumalo Takes on Everest

"I don't need a man to climb a mountain," says Khumalo, who hopes to become the first black African woman to summit the world's highest peak.
Neha Wadekar
action sports

Scaling the "Turquoise Goddess" with Pro Climber Emily Harrington

Earlier this month, Emily Harrington successfully summited Cho Oyu. Her team gave themselves just two weeks door-to-door to summit and ski the "Turquoise Goddess" – and broadcast the entire expedition to the world via social media.
Daryl Mersom
action sports

Does Everest Have a Drug Problem?

Anecdotal evidence paints a picture of mountaineers doping their way to successful summits, sometimes with dangerous drugs. How serious and widespread is the actual problem?
Daniel Oberhaus

Meet the Triathlete Who Broke Two Mountaineering World Records and Snapchatted Everest

Having climbed the Seven Summits and reached both poles for a record Explorers Grand Slam, Colin O’Brady has as many high-altitude expedition miles under his belt in the past six months as anyone on earth. We talked to him during his bid for Denali.
Marissa G. Muller

Two Combat Amputees Aim for Everest

Two veterans, both survivors of IED attacks, will attempt to climb the world’s highest peak this spring on prosthetic legs.
Evan Grossman
photo gallery

Photo Gallery: A Day at the Office with the Swiss Machine

We spent a day training with Ueli Steck to see how much work goes into being one of the fastest mountaineers in the world.
Reto Sterchi

Returning to Everest, Alone and Against the Odds

Only three people have ever climbed Everest in the fall. After April’s devastating earthquake essentially closed the mountain this spring, Nobukazu Kuriki is boldly attempting to be the fourth.
Anna Callaghan
search and rescue

How Everest Climbers Made the Nepal Earthquake Even Worse

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal, one-fifth of the country’s helicopters were used to rescue climbers on Mount Everest. Could those resources have been better used?
Andrew Bisharat
death on the mountain

Crisis at Base Camp: An Eyewitness Account of the 2014 Sherpa Disaster

Last year, 16 Sherpa were killed following an avalanche on Mount Everest. Climber Nigel Briant was at Base Camp - where tensions quickly escalated.
James Cook
climate change

Climate Change Is Creeping Into Sports

As the realities of climate change set in, American sports leagues are bracing for change.
Brian Blickenstaff