The recent Nepalese earthquake turned swathes of Kathmandu into rubble and killed 8,700. But it also had a large—if less perceptible—impact on one of Nepal’s largest assets: it shifted Mount Everest by three centimeters.
Wow. What a stunner. This breathtaking video was shot from above 20,000 feet and captures the Himalayas in such clear detail that I actually gasped when I watched it. You get to see Mount Everest, Ama Dablam and Lhotse in their natural glory and the view is just majestic. I don't think I'll ever get closer than this.
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.
It seems like a 8,848-meter mountain would be easy to spot, but it's oddly challenging to find Mount Everest from a few hundred kilometers higher in elevation. The famous mountain is visible in each of these photos from the International Space Station, but can you find it?
Without Griffith Pugh, Edmund Hillary's pioneering ascent of Mount Everest would never have been possible. So why have you never heard of him?
The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.
A fatal avalanche shook Mount Everest this morning, claiming the lives of at least a dozen Sherpa guides. Right now, geoscientist and Scientific American blogger Ulyana Horodyskyj is currently on the mountain documenting her team's ascent.
Mount Everest is among the most remote and beautiful places in the world. It is also rapidly filling up with massive piles of trash that have earned it the charming nickname "world's highest garbage dump."
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…
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…
Suppose you've been given a few weeks to live, but you've decided you don't want to spend your last days in a hospital bed. What if you decide, "Today is a good day to die," in a suitably stentorian Klingon voice? And you want a method of self-annihilation that's both interesting and nearly pain-free?
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.
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.
Hoping to gain insight into climate change, international researchers, with the help of surveillance experts Mobotix, have installed a solar-powered webcam in the Nepalese Himalayas to capture images of the top of Mount Everest. That's right. Mountains are shooting movies now.
John Delaney was reportedly just 150 feet from the peak of Mount Everest when he died Saturday, having collapsed from an unknown medical condition. The Intrade founder passed away without knowing he had a new daughter. He was 42.
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.
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…