Himalaya

Holecek, Groh Begin Ascent of Baruntse

Marek Holecek and Radoslav Groh have launched their pure...

Sherpa Dies and Cyclone Hits Everest

Pemba Tashi Sherpa, a young Sherpa guide working with...

Holecek Tackles Baruntse’s Sheer NW Face

Marek Holecek has been in Nepal for weeks, but...

Video: Andrzej Bargiel’s Ski of Laila Peak

Andrzej Bargiel's team has posted a brief but spectacular...

First Ascent of Kangchung Shar’s North Face

Until last month, no one had successfully climbed the...

Video: Andrzej Bargiel’s Ski Descent of Yawash Sar II

Andrzej Bargiel has shared some details of his first...

Nine Women, Aged 50+, to Trek 4,500km Across Himalaya

The first Indian woman to summit Everest is leading...

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

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

Our Crowded Himalayan Skies: An Open Debate on Helicopters

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

Weekend Warm-Up: Changabang and the Mirrors of Repetition

A mountain’s challenge is not dictated by height alone....

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...

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...

Nepal Probes Everest Climbers’ Vaccine Gift

Bureaucracy or caution? Investigation launched over Bahraini vaccines Too good...

Everest: Csaba Varga Climbing Without O2

But why aren't more trying without bottled oxygen this...

China Closed to Climbers but Open to Railways

A growing closeness between China and Nepal will culminate...

Everest: Ice Fall Doctors Begin Work as Winter Officially Ends in Nepal

Crowds will be less on Everest this year --...

Buried Nuclear Devices Caused India Flood, Villagers Say

Earlier this month, huge floods in Uttarakhand, India led...

Manaslu and Laila Peak Summit Tries Aborted

Both Alex Txikon's team on Manaslu and the Polish...

Everest 2021: Where Things Stand Now

Although the winter season continues on Manaslu, spring is...

Nine Dead, 170 Missing as Glacier Dam Bursts in Northern India

At least nine people have died and over 130...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #1: Messner Solos Everest

Beyond the intrinsic value of the activity itself, adventure...

Top Expeditions 1970-2020, #7: Annapurna South Face

On 8,000m peaks, the ultimate goal is to reach...

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