With no muscles in our fingers or toes, how come humans are able to climb every mountain? Or, climb some of them anyway!
Astronauts and satellites provide views of the top of the world from low-earth orbit.
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.
Nepal's government strove Wednesday to save the Everest climbing season from an unprecedented walkout by sherpa guides following a deadly avalanche.
The Khumbu Icefall is a chaotic jumble of house-sized ice boulders set with a hair trigger that must be traversed to climb the world's highest mountain.
Rescued from a rubbish dump when he was a puppy, Rupee is thought to be the first dog to reach the iconic mountain's base camp.
On the 60th anniversary of the first ascent of Everest, a spectacular new website highlights the mountain's retreating glaciers. Continue reading →
A mountaineer makes a thrashing motion for 700 meters and avoids being buried by snow. Continue reading →
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