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May 8, 2014 06:00 AM ET // Emily Sohn
Mt. Everest is a natural laboratory that continues to teach scientists lessons about how the body works and why lack of oxygen causes so many problems for climbers and heart failure patients.
Apr 23, 2014 01:45 PM ET // AFP
Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides following a deadly avalanche.
May 15, 2013 01:36 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A mountaineer makes a thrashing motion for 700 meters and avoids being buried by snow. Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2013 05:54 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
A British climber skids 100 feet down an ice cliff, with minor injuries, and his helmet cam records the whole thing. ->
Feb 26, 2013 06:40 PM ET // Sheila M. Eldred
Nearly 70 people have died on Everest since 2000, but safety advances have improved climbers' odds.
Jan 20, 2012 05:08 PM ET // David DeFranza
After decades of debate one of the greatest controversies in the history of climbing was put to rest this week. Two climbers--American Hayden Kennedy and Canadian Jason Kruk--completed a successful ascent of Cerro Torre's Compressor Route by fair means, removing all the bolts deemed unnecessary on ...
May 21, 2012 06:24 PM ET // Alexander Davies
In the early hours of the morning on Saturday, Matthew Dieumegard-Thornton reached the summit of Mt Everest. The feat that's impressive for anyone is particularly so for the young British climber, who celebrated his 22nd birthday on the way up the mountain, making him one of the youngest to ever re...
Jun 8, 2012 03:42 PM ET // Alexander Davies
If Mt Olympus is the provenance of the gods, then mountains like Everest and K2 are reserved for something in between them and the average human. For those who aren't professional or expert climbers, but want to feel like they've reached the top of the world, there are still great peaks to be conqu...
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