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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 11:20am3/03/14 11:20am

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

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 9:05am12/19/12 9:05am

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

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 4:40pm8/30/12 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 4:40pm5/22/12 4:40pm

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 6:20pm2/22/12 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 8:37pm5/17/11 8:37pm