The Cost of Climbing Everest — 2020 Edition

Whenever I discuss the logistics and time requirements for a climbing expedition to Everest, the one thing that stuns people who don’t follow the mountaineering scene is just how much it costs. It is not uncommon for even experienced mountaineers to get a bit of “sticker shock” when pricing an Everest climb, particularly as the … Read more

The Cost of Climbing Everest in 2019 From Alan Arnette

As 2018 draws to a close, it is time to start looking ahead to 2019 and the major adventures and expeditions to come. As usual, Everest will play a prominent role, dominating the mountaineering scene, casting a large shadow both figuratively and literally. With that in mind, our friend Alan Arnette has completed his annual … Read more

Are Budget Operators on Everest Making the Mountain Less Safe?

Our friend Alan Arnette has written a thoughtful piece for Outside magazine examining the evolving landscape on Everest where the more expensive western guide services are now competing directly with low-budget, locally owned companies. This is having a major impact on the mountain and will likely play a significant role in future climbing expeditions there, … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 13: Talking Everest and Himalayan Climbing with Alan Arnette

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I’m happy to announce that Episode 13 of The Adventure Podcast is now available to download from all of the usual places – including Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify. As usual, I’ve also embedded the audio into this post for those who would like to listen to it here. You can also stream … Read more

Himalaya Spring 2018: Luxury Climbing Experience Comes to Everest North Side

We’re standing right on the precipice of another spring climbing season in the Himalaya with hundreds of climbers preparing to descend on Kathmandu over the next couple of weeks. As always, it promises to be a long and interesting couple of months, with no doubt lots to report on. Prior to the start of the … Read more

A Look Ahead to Everest 2018

We’re just a little over a week into the New Year, and the spring climbing season on Everest is still several months off, but already there are interesting things to talk about regarding when it comes to discussing the tallest mountain on the planet. With the Nepali government putting new rules into place, more and … Read more