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

Video: The Science Behind Nat Geo’s Expedition Everest 360

In the spring of 2019, a team of climbers, explorers, and scientists traveled to Mt. Everest to survey the mountain in ways that it has never been seen before. The expedition, which was sponsored by National Geographic and Rolex, has produced some interesting looks at the mountain so far, including a 360º drone view of … Read more

Thanks to Pandemic Lockdown, Everest is Now Visible From 125 Miles Away

The coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been especially good news for most of us, with more than 9 million people infected worldwide and a death toll now approaching 500,000. But the almost-global lockdown that has come as a result of the spread of the virus has had some profound effects on the environment. With fewer cars on … Read more

Video: Nat Geo Presents Expedition Everest 360

Last week I told you about a ground-breaking expedition to Mt. Everest that took place last spring, during which climber/photographer Renan Ozturk used specially equipped drones to capture the mountain using 360º photo technology. Meanwhile, other members of the same team climbed to the summit, while also searching for the body of missing explorer Sandy Irvine, … Read more

Nat Geo and Renan Ozturk Gives Us Everest in 360º

The 2020 spring climbing season on Everest may have been largely interrupted by the current global pandemic, but last year the mountain saw a banner year. Amidst a record number of summits—and fatalities—were a number of very strong teams and climbers. Amongst them was none other than Renan Ozturk, who came not to climb Everest, … Read more

Video: Is Mt. Everest “the World’s Deadliest Tourist Attraction”?

Is Mt. Everest “the world’s deadliest tourist attraction”? That’s the premise behind this video, which takes us to the Himalaya to explore exactly what makes it so dangerous.  On the surface, the video is a solid look at what it takes to climb Everest, including trekking to Base Camp, dealing with altitude sickness, and so … Read more

The Adventure Podcast Episode 109: Climbing Everest and K2 with Carla Perez

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On this week’s episode of The Adventure Podcast we’re thrilled to welcome alpinist Carla Perez. Last year, Carla climbed both Everest and K2, becoming the first woman to summit both peaks in the same year. She has also climbed both of those mountains without the use of bottled oxygen, something that is also extremely rare. … Read more

Video: Archival Footage Following the First Summit of Mt. Everest

Today marks the 67th anniversary of the first summit of Mt. Everest by Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay. This video contains the archival footage of the news reels that announced this feat to the world. It is an amazing look back on a different time, with a unique perspective on an era of exploration. Hillary … Read more