After 11 people died on Mount Everest this month, Nepal is considering changing the rules that regulate who can climb up to the summit. Some climbers are criticising Everest’s crowds, saying people attempting to summit lack mountaineering experience that should be required. But veteran Everest climber Kami Rita Sherpa – […]
At least 11 people have died climbing Mount Everest in the past week, drawing attention to how severely overcrowded the mountain has become. Upwards of 700 people climb the mountain each year, most within a narrow time frame of decent weather. Most people hire commercial expedition operators, which usually charge […]
A group of amputee-athletes successfully climbed Cotopaxi, one of South America’s toughest peaks. They’re part of the Range of Motion Project, a nonprofit that helps amputees climb mountains around the world. The nonprofit is hoping to raise $US100,000 to provide 100 prosthetic limbs to those need. On Saturday, a group […]
30-year-old Polish mountaineer Andrzej Bargiel became the first person to ever successfully ski down K2, the second highest peak in the world, in July. K2 is considered one of the toughest mountains to climb in the world. Bargiel attempted the feat last year but was turned back by bad weather […]
They were last seen at 4am on Monday.