Everest 2012: Outside Launches Dedicated Page For Everest Updates

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Can’t get enough coverage on Everest this season? Are the reports from ExWeb, Alan Arnette and your’s truly not enough to satiate your appetite for all things Himalayan? Than take a gander at the new page from Outside magazine that is dedicated to Everest coverage from both this season and year’s past.

The page has a host of information on Everest and its history of coverage in the seminal adventure magazine. But there are also daily dispatches from Senior Editor Grayson Schaffer who is in Base Camp and will be reporting on all the activity there in the days ahead. His first dispatch comes from Kathmandu, where he offers a few suggestions of things to see while killing time in that city. Presumably subsequent dispatches will share information on his trek through the Khumbu and sights and sounds of the trail.

The site was launched to cover the 50th anniversary climbs along the West Ridge of the mountain including the Nat Geo/North Face sponsored expedition led by Conrad Anker and the First Ascent team that includes Jake Norton and Charley Mace. That route has only been climbed a handful of times since the American team first did it back in 1963 and there is a lot of excitement to see how these teams handle the challenges of that ascent this year.

If you’re like me, and can’t get enough news from the mountain, then you’ll probably enjoy Outside’s new page. I look forward to reading the dispatches and following along with their reports as the season ramps up and really gets going over the next week or so.

Kraig Becker

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