The Clearest Aerial Shots Of The Himalayas, Ever

Equipped with the most-advanced gyro stabilized camera in the world, the team at Teton Gravity Research flew from Kathmandu to Mount Everest, capturing the first ultra HD footage ever shot above 20,000 feet. I've never seen these mountains look so beautiful. » 3/03/15 1:22pm 3/03/15 1:22pm

Nepal Will Force Each Everest Climber To Collect 18 Pounds of Trash

Mount Everest might be the be-all, end-all of mountaineering, but it's also a dumping ground for the climbers striving upon its face—which is littered, as National Geographic puts it, "with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high camps." This week, Nepal announced a new… » 3/03/14 11:20am 3/03/14 11:20am

The First Watch to Climb Mount Everest

As a watch is handed down from generation to generation, the stories behind its life make it more and more valuable. And as far as past lives go, this Rolex, currently on display at the Beyer Watch and Clock Museum in Zürich, Switzerland, could top them all. It accompanied Sir Edmund Hillary on one of the most famous… » 12/05/13 1:20pm 12/05/13 1:20pm

How Big Is the Tallest Mountain That Could Ever Exist on Earth?

We've got some pretty tall mountains here on Earth. Granted, even the best of 'em don't hold a candle to what's waiting on Mars, but they're still impressive. Just look at the views Google got with its Street Mountain View shots. » 3/30/13 12:00pm 3/30/13 12:00pm

Google Maps' New Mountain Summit Street View Lets You Peek Off the…

Face it, you're no mountaineer. Unless you are, in which case congrats. But for the rest of us, there'll be no mountain-top revelations to make our souls take flight. Not in real life anyway. But Google Map's new summit shots are the next best thing. » 3/18/13 1:49pm 3/18/13 1:49pm

A Stunning Four Billion Pixel Photo Is the Safest Way To Explore Mount…

Not only has filmmaker David Breashears climbed Mount Everest on five different occasions, he's visited the world's tallest peak 15 times in his career as he works to document the effects of climate change on the mountain. And fortunately for those of us who will never have the chance to see Everest in real life, let… » 12/19/12 9:05am 12/19/12 9:05am

Watch Made From Mount Everest Rock Is Still Cheaper Than Climbing It…

You might scoff at spending almost seventeen grand on a relatively boring watch that's crafted from a chunk of rock brought down from Everest's summit. But when you consider an expedition up the world's tallest mountain can cost as much as $83,000, this timepiece actually becomes a slightly more affordable way to… » 8/30/12 4:40pm 8/30/12 4:40pm

There's a Ridiculous Traffic Jam of People Trying to Climb Mount Everest

Even though four people died trying to climb Mount Everest last weekend and even if reaching the summit costs more than a Porsche, it's not stopping people from attempting to scale the highest point on Earth. In fact, there's so many people trying to climb Mount Everest that it's causing a human traffic jam. » 5/22/12 4:40pm 5/22/12 4:40pm

One-Armed Afghan War Vet to Climb Everest with Badass Prosthetic…

Losing an arm in Afghanistan isn't stopping Private Jaco Van Gass from climbing the highest mountain in the world. The 25-year-old South African soldier is testing a prosthetic ice axe of his own design, which he'll use to climb Mt. Everest next month. » 4/16/12 9:40am 4/16/12 9:40am

How Much Does It Cost to Climb Mount Everest? More Than a Porsche

Alan Arnette has an excellent post on Outside detailing the costs of reaching Earth's highest summit, Mount Everest. I've never thought about it before but it totally makes sense that there are a lot of things that go on to make that climb, right? And all those things cost a lot of money! Like $83,000 a lot of money. » 2/22/12 6:20pm 2/22/12 6:20pm

This Super Sherpa Climbed Everest 21 Times. Here's His Eco Gadget Bag.

Last week, Apa Sherpa made it to the summit of Mount Everest for a record-breaking 21st time. This "Super Sherpa", who now lives in Utah, has climbed for the past several years with the Eco Everest Expedition, a team with a "leave no trace" outdoor ethic dedicated to cleaning up Everest. The group has brought down… » 5/17/11 8:37pm 5/17/11 8:37pm

Climb Mount Everest from Your Couch

3D maps of Mount Everest is as old as 3D mapping itself. People see a big mountain and want to scale it...in 3D. But there's now a 3D map of Everest that's 400 times clearer than before. Details! » 5/09/11 9:40pm 5/09/11 9:40pm

Twitter Scales Mount Everest. Is Nowhere Sacred?

Climbing Mount Everest is one of the most dangerous, physically challenging things a human being can do. You'd think that if there were one place on Earth that could convince people to leave their phones at home, that would be it. You'd be wrong. » 5/06/11 1:20pm 5/06/11 1:20pm

The Rainbow Clouds of Everest

There aren't many sights in nature more breathtaking than Mt. Everest—especially when put against the unexpected backdrop of these stunning rainbow clouds. Captured by photographer Oleg Bartunov on a recent journey through the Himalyas, the phenomenon is the result of light reflected off of minuscule ice crystals in… » 3/16/11 5:20pm 3/16/11 5:20pm

18 Items Used to Conquer Everest

The Everest climb is a notoriously nasty expedition. Here's an inside look at some of the gear used to climb that icy mountain fortress, from the earliest expeditions to today's tech-filled ventures. » 12/24/10 2:00pm 12/24/10 2:00pm

Aw Man, Even Mount Everest Has Better 3G Reception Than We Do

Climbers of Mount Everest spent the past 24 hours updating Facebook statuses, after Nepal's first-ever 3G connection was switched on yesterday at the base camp. The first use of the service? Making the world's highest video call. [Reuters and Unitopia] » 10/29/10 3:10am 10/29/10 3:10am

Search For a Frozen Camera Could Rewrite History Books On Everest's…

In 1924, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine set off to become the first men to climb Mount Everest. Among the gear they packed was a Vest Pocket Kodak camera. They disappeared. Today, a search for their camera could rewrite history. » 1/26/10 9:20pm 1/26/10 9:20pm

Future Victim of Everest to Ride Down Mountain on a Unicycle

The words "extreme" and "unicycle" should never be uttered in the same breath—unless you are referring to British mountaineer Steve Colligan. Starting next week he will attempt to traverse a 600-mile stretch of the Himalayas from Lhasa in Tibet to Kathmandu in Nepal, via Everest base camp riding on a mountain… » 9/15/08 1:45pm 9/15/08 1:45pm

Ears-On with JBL's $300,000 Home Cinema Set-Up with 9.6 Surround Sound…

We had the pleasure of listening to the new JBL's Project Everest Everest DD66000 speakers plus a few other important-sounding things, but, frankly, they had us at "$40,000 per speaker." Where were we? In JBL's rather impressive home cinema that cost $300,000 to build —including 6TB of storage for DVDs, their lowest… » 9/02/07 6:00pm 9/02/07 6:00pm