Despite tales of overcrowding, fighting and tragedy, hundreds of people continue to try to summit Everest every year. What's the appeal?
A complex international operation to free a Russian ship trapped in Antarctica ended Wednesday when the vessel cleared the ice field.
Nearly 70 people have died on Everest since 2000, but safety advances have improved climbers' odds.
As a tanker filled with fuel slices toward iced-in Nome, Alaska, we talk to a crewmember of a ship featured on Discovery Channel's show 'Bering Sea Gold' who lives there.