Nepal Opens to Climbers and Trekkers Starting October 17

As with the rest of the world, Nepal has been struggling with the coronavirus since it was declared a global pandemic back in March. Not long after, the country closed its borders to the outside world, shutting off access to the Himalaya just before the start of the lucrative spring climbing and hiking season. That … Read more

New Study Shows Everest has Gotten Safer Despite Being More Crowded

A new study conducted by the University of Washington and the University of California takes a look at the past two decades of climbing on Mt. Everest and comes away with some interesting results. Despite conventional wisdom and media reports, the researchers behind the study have determined that even though the mountain has become increasingly … Read more

India to Honor Mountaineer Who Faked Everest Summit?

Here’s an interesting story brought to my attention courtesy of the Adventure Mountain blog. The site_which is run by longtime adventure sports journalists Stephen Nestler_says that on Sunday, India will hand out its annual National Sports Awards for 2020. Among those being honored is a young man by the name of Narender Singh Yadav, who claims … Read more

Video: Bombardier Blood Shows the Plight of the Mountaineer with Hemophilia

The video above is a trailer for a much longer documentary due out soon. Entitled Bombardier Blood, the film introduces us to mountaineer Chris Bombardier, who suffers from hemophilia. This condition can be dangerous and life threatening under the best of circumstances, but in the high mountains it can be especially dangerous. That hasn’t stopped Chris … Read more

American Alpinist Ed Viesturs Shares What He’s Learned in the Mountains

Legendary alpinist Ed Viesturs is often regarded as the dean of American mountaineers. He’s earned that spot thanks to being the first—and to date only—American to climb all 14 of the 8000-meter peaks. He is also the sixth person overall to accomplish that feat without the use of bottled oxygen, a quest that he chronicled … Read more

Adventure Quickies: Best Place for Stargazing, Removing Trash From Everest, and More

The calendar says it’s Friday, which means it’s also time for a quick recap of some fun and interesting adventure stories that you may have missed from this past week. Here’s a few things to have on your radar heading into the weekend. Astronomers Name Antarctica as Best Place for Stargazing: Want to get the best … Read more

Video: Adrian Ballinger Answers Your Questions on 8000 Meter Peaks

You’ve got questions, Adrian Ballinger has answers. In this video, the elite mountain guide fields some of the most common questions that we have about 8000 meter peaks, providing some very interesting and insightful answers. After all, this is a guy who has been up Everest more than a few times and has managed to … Read more