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 1:13pm 3/03/15 1:13pm

Virtually Tour the Path of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

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. » 6/04/14 4:40pm 6/04/14 4:40pm

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

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

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

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

The World's Highest Webcam Is Shooting Mt. Everest As We Speak

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. » 10/01/11 9:00am 10/01/11 9:00am

The Tragic, Unforeseen Death of a Prediction Technology Mogul

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. » 5/25/11 2:55pm 5/25/11 2:55pm

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

This Is Not a Van Gogh Painting

Instead, photographer Anton Jankovoy spent months camping out at the foot of Mount Everest, waiting for the right moment to capture the "star trails" with his camera in a single shot. The photograph itself takes hours to capture, as the stars move slowly through the sky. [Daily Mail] » 3/03/11 8:20pm 3/03/11 8:20pm

Mount Everest Climbers Can Wear This Sleeping Bag-Suit of Dreams

If I had $1,000 spare, I'd buy one outfit for the winter months: a First Ascent Peak XV down-suit. I could save money from not having to heat my house, I suppose. Sorry, visitors. [EddieBauer via DoobyBrain via Likecool] » 12/22/10 4:40am 12/22/10 4:40am

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

Highest Cell Phone Call Ever Made From Everest

A British man has made two phone calls from the summit of Mount Everest in the Himalayas. At 8,848 metres, Rod Baber's two conversations have gone into the record books as the highest phone calls ever made (let me tell you, I've made some when I've been minging off my mong cheeks and they're not pretty). Find out… » 5/22/07 4:31am 5/22/07 4:31am