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Change of Plans on Dhaulagiri

For two ambitious Ecuadorian climbers, the unexpected withdrawal of...

Annapurna Summit Push Begins, but the Game Has Changed

Lots of oxygen, little acclimatization: How will teams fare...

Annapurna Profile: Juanito Oiarzabal

As Annapurna action heats up, with summits possible as...

Everest 2021 Numbers May Approach 2019

If Everest climbers top 300, as they did in...

Everest Technology: Safety or Something Else?

SpO2 monitors, live ECG readouts, hypoxic tents: Just how...

Colin O’Brady to Try Everest-Lhotse “Traverse” Without O2

Traverse or double-header, doing either Everest or Lhotse without...

Everest Climbers Now Number 160, Progress on Annapurna

Everest numbers continue to mount. Meanwhile, Annapurna is first...

George Mallory Statue: Good Idea or No?

The year 2024 marks 100 years since British climbers...

Everest: Number of Climbers Now Up to 105, Including More No-O2

Plus: Nuptse's surprising popularity, two climbers aim for lonely...

Everest: A Climber’s Guide

A personal account of a climb up Mount Everest:...

Himalayan Update: Annapurna Caution, Nepal Smoke, Everest Icefall Fixed

As wildfires turn normally crystal clear Himalayan skies grey,...

Helicopters in the Himalaya, Part 2

Besides creating a nonstop drone, helicopters are also commonly...

Our Crowded Himalayan Skies: An Open Debate on Helicopters

Every May, 50 helicopters a day buzz over Everest...

Nepal Eases Quarantine Rules, Climbers Prep for Everest, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri

For 8,000m hopefuls, the climbing starts soon; for trekkers,...

Billi Bierling on the No-O2 Debate and Manaslu

The trekkers have not returned to an unusually quiet...

Former 16-Year-Old Everest Summiter Returns For No-O2 Ascent

Already a record-setter at age 16, Arjun Vajpai has...

Annapurna: Pakistani Team Reaches Base Camp

A Pakistani team is the first this season to...

Skiing Annapurna, and Progress Toward Dhaulagiri

The man who wants to ski down Annapurna, the...

K2 Winter Climbers Meet Again on Annapurna

Who is going to Annapurna this spring. Plus, a...

Another Team Bound for Dhaulagiri’s Unclimbed NW Ridge

The 4,500m base-to-summit ascent is one of the biggest...

Nepal: No Quarantine for Vaccinated Tourists

But with 2021 tourist numbers still at rock bottom,...

Sophie Lavaud Leads All-Woman Team on Dhaulagiri

Sophie Lavaud of Switzerland and four partners, all with...

Denis Urubko Reinvents Himself, Again

The Russian strongman turns teacher and 8,000m peak bagger Denis...

Himalaya: Everest, Dhaulagiri, and Vaccines

The first climbers have finished their quarantine in Kathmandu...

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