The Adventure Podcast Episode 63: Trouble on Everest and Other Himalayan Peaks

Trouble on Everest: Once again, I’m setting out on another adventure tomorrow, so rather than post the latest episode of The Adventure Podcast while rushing from one airplane to the next, I thought I’d share it a day early as I did last week.

On this week’s show, we take a look at the disturbing trend of a rising number of deaths, missing climbers, and injuries that we’ve seen on Everest and other big Himalayan peaks in recent weeks. My co-host Dave Adlard and I explore what could be at the root of these untimely accidents, while also discussing ways that climbing in the High Himalaya could be made safer.

Before we delve into that weight topic, we’ll first take a look at the latest adventure news, with reports on what’s happening with the climbing teams on Everest and elsewhere, a record-setting bike ride through Arkansas, and a fascinating –– not to mention sobering –– visit to the most remote place on the planet. As usual, we wrap things up with a couple of gear reviews, as I share my thoughts on the Propella 2.2 ebike and Dave talks about his experience with Matador’s packable travel backpack.

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Kraig Becker