Nepal

The climbers in the street of a small village, with snow-capped hills in background.

Nepalis Bag First Ascent of Khumjungar Himal

Prakash Gurung and Yukta G are back in Tange...
the climbers climb up a ladder on the snow, with old clothes and o2 systems, in a colored photograph,

Mount Everest Foundation Opens Grant Program To Nepalis

The UK's Mount Everest Foundation is opening its grant...
A climber in the shade of the north face, getting his backpack ready.

Japanese Duo Attempts Unclimbed Peak in Eastern Nepal

Another Japanese team has just returned from the Kangchenjunga...
"Cold Therapy", the direct route of Oswaldo Freire and Joshua Jarrin on Ganchenpo's north face.

A Great Autumn For Freire and Jarrin: Today, Ganchenpo North Face

IFMGA mountain guides Joshua Jarrin of the U.S. and...
Langtang Lirung from Tsergo Ri.

Forgotten 7,000’ers: Langtang Lirung

In Nepal, there are 86 peaks (including sub-peaks) between...
The impressive Ogre massif, its rocky spires rising from the heavily crevassed glacier.

Why Do Alpine-Style Teams Prefer Pakistan to Nepal?

This past spring, all expeditions on 8,000'ers followed the...

This Is How Nepalis Carry Bridge Cables To Remote Parts of the Himalaya

Ang Temba Sherpa recently shared a short video on...
A view from camp of Sura.

Sura Peak Report: Simply Beautiful

From May 19 to May 23, Czech Piolet d'Or...
everest marathon

See the Joyous Nepalis and Gorgeous Views of the 2023 Everest Marathon

Even for those accustomed to extreme sports — the...
7,422m Yangra Kangri aka Ganesh I.

Forgotten 7,000’ers: Yangra Kangri

In Nepal, there are 86 peaks (including sub-peaks) between...
a rural Nepalese village

Rural Nepalese Municipality Battles Population Exodus with Cash and a Cow

The results of Nepal's 2021 census, released last week,...
satellite imagery of a glacial deposit on mars

Mars Used to Have Glaciers, Signaling Possible Water at the Equator

Scientists have uncovered evidence that ice recently existed on...
dirt road in Nepal

Nepal Trekkers, Be Warned: Noisy Dirt Roads Have Replaced Some Quiet Trails

As if Nepal's new prohibition on trekking independently was...
Solo woman trekking on rocky, barren terrain, Lhotse's south wall in background on the left.

Solo Trekking Banned In Nepal, Except Around Everest

The era of solo trekking has ended in Nepal....
The peaks, quite dry, in a bright sunlingt.

A First Glimpse of 2023 Everest & the 8,000m Spring Season

It's Gyalpo Losar today, the Tibetan New Year's day....
Heading toward the snow dome high on the southwest ridge of Peak ca 6,400m.

The First Ascent of Phu Kang

The American Alpine Journal recently shed light on a...
Trekkers walking on moraine terrain towards Nuptse and Everest

Nepal’s New Tourism Plan Targets Richer Visitors

Despite increased criticism about crowding and garbage on the...
yellow tents in a hollow on Cho Oyu

A Brief History of Climbing on Cho Oyu

At 8,188m, Cho Oyu is the sixth-highest mountain in...
The Cho Oyu team in Base Camp

Climbers Reach Cho Oyu Base Camp

Hoping to make a rare ascent of Cho Oyu...
Ama Dablam Base Camp at night

Ama Dablam Stays Open Until 2023

Ama Dablam hosts more climbers each season, leading to...
nepal floods

Nepal: A Deadly Monsoon Season, Despite Better Aid

More than 70 people have been killed or are...
A shot from above of a vertical wall of ice and a climber ascending.

Pomlaca: A First Ascent in the Crowded Khumbu

Climbing skills go beyond the obvious. There is technique...
Map of Nepal showing dengue-stricken areas.

Dengue Outbreak Adds to Nepal’s Monsoon-Related Problems

A helicopter evacuated Mikel Inoriza of Spain from Jannu...

Himalaya Spring 2022: How the Ukraine Invasion Is Affecting Everest

As Nepal's spring climbing season approaches, the war in...

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