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

Video: Renan Ozturk Shares His Perspective on Life, Adventure, and Everything

There are few people better suited to offer their perspective on a life of travel and adventure than Renan Ozturk. If you’ve seen the film Meru you know a bit about his backstory, which has had its share of challenges along the way. In this video, Renan talks about his path to becoming a world-class mountaineer, … Read more

Video: How to Tell an Epic Adventure Story with Cory Richards

Mountaineer and photographer Cory Richards has had the opportunity to witness and take part in some fairly outstanding adventures over the years. During that time, he’s also learned a thing or two about telling a story as seen through the lens of his camera. In this video, he shares tips with how we can learn … 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

German Team Makes Second First Ascent in 3 Days

Last week I posted an update of the quiet, yet still unfolding, climbing season in Pakistan, where very few teams have arrived this summer. Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, most commercial and independent climbing expeditions have elected to stay home, avoiding potential exposure while traveling. But a team from Germany did make the journey and … Read more