Nepal Prepares to Reopen But Will Anyone Come?

Nepal took a big step forward in its plans to reopen to climbers and trekkers this week, even as the country continues to struggle with the coronavirus. But with the Nepalese tourism sector losing more than $10 billion rupees ($83 million) per month during the lockdown, the economic impact of staying closed has weighed heavily … Read more

Video: How a 50k Trail Run Changed the Life of Nepali Ultrarunner Mira Rai

We’ve seen inspirational videos and stories about Nepali ultrarunner Mira Rai in the past, but this one provides more insight into her story. Born and raised in Nepal, she was like many of the other girls there with few prospects for improving her life. But as it turns out, Mira has the ability to run … 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

Nepal Looks Ahead to 2020 Fall Himalayan Climbing Season

Plans for the fall 2020 climbing season in the Himalaya look like they’re starting to take shape. While we’re still a couple of months away from the traditional start of the season, Nepali operators eager to get back to business have begun announcing plans for the months ahead. That includes organizing expeditions to the 8000 … Read more