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4 months ago

Was attempting Mount Everest worth the risk amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

As the dust settles from the 2021 Everest climbing season, a look at how it went amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
4 months ago
Coronavirus cases on Mount Everest again beg the question: Is it worth the risk?
5 months ago

Chinese climber becomes 1st blind Asian to scale Everest

A Chinese climber who became the first blind Asian to scale Mount Everest says he aims to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents and then travel to the North and South Poles
5 months ago
Climber becomes 1st blind Asian to scale Everest
5 months ago

Climbers weigh COVID-19 risk on Mount Everest

Climbers at Mount Everest base camp weigh the decision to continue their challenge amid growing reports of COVID-19 cases there.
5 months ago
Climbers weigh COVID-19 risk on Mount Everest
5 months ago

Bad dream stopped Everest guide from climbing peak 26th time

A record-holding Sherpa climber halted his attempt to scale Mount Everest.
5 months ago
Bad dream stopped Everest guide from climbing peak 26th time
5 months ago

1 Swiss, 1 American die on Everest in year's 1st fatalities

U.S. national Puwei Liu, 55, died at the highest camp on the mountain.
5 months ago
American among first to die on Everest this year
6 months ago

Sherpa guide scales Mount Everest for record 25th time

A Sherpa guide has scaled Mount Everest for the 25th time, breaking his own record for the most ascents of the world’s highest peak
6 months ago
1 year ago

EXPLAINER: Why did Mount Everest's height change?

The world’s highest mountain is now officially a little higher.
1 year ago
Why did Mount Everest's height change?
1 year ago

China, Nepal say Everest a bit higher than past measurements

The move ends a discrepancy between the two nations.
1 year ago
China, Nepal announce new official height for Mount Everest
2 years ago

Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week

With just a narrow window of good weather - and narrow trails - log-jammed climbers are forced to spend longer stretches in lethal "death-zone" conditions.
2 years ago
Lawyer becomes second American to die on Mount Everest this week
2 years ago

2nd American climber dies on Mount Everest

ABC News' James Longman reports from Kathmandu, Nepal, where veteran climbers say a lack of oxygen and crowds are responsible for the 11 deaths this season.
2 years ago
2nd American climber dies on Mount Everest
2 years ago

Everest climber remembers American man who died on mountain this week

"We've lost a really good human being," Ed Dohring said.
2 years ago
Everest climber remembers American man who died on mountain this week
2 years ago

Growing crisis on Mount Everest

Christopher Kulish of Denver, Colorado, became the 11th person to die climbing the mountain this year.
2 years ago
Growing crisis on Mount Everest
2 years ago

Veteran Mount Everest climber talks recent tragedies, climbing safety

David Morton, a veteran climber, discusses why 11 people have died this year climbing the mountain and what steps can be implemented to prevent this from happening in the future.
2 years ago
Veteran Mount Everest climber talks recent tragedies, climbing safety
2 years ago

Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season

The proposed rules include requiring a climber to have reached the summit of at least one peak above 21,325 feet (6,500 meters).
2 years ago
Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season
2 years ago

Nepal proposes new Mount Everest permit rules, but efficacy is questioned

The Nepal government introduced new rules to climb Mount Everest, after a deadly season on the mountain.
2 years ago
Nepal proposes new rules to climb Mount Everest after deadly season
2 years ago

30 tents abandoned by climbers add to trash pile on Everest

Everything from abandoned tents to human waste that threatens drinking water.
2 years ago
2 years ago

Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields garbage, bodies

Officials in Nepal say a government expedition to Mount Everest has removed 11,000 kilograms (24,200 pounds) of garbage and four dead bodies from the world's highest mountain
2 years ago
Nepal Everest cleanup drive yields garbage, bodies
2 years ago

Scientist warns of Everest dangers from pollution, melting

A scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it dangerous for future climbers
2 years ago
US scientist sounds warning on future Everest dangers
2 years ago

Bodies seen in Himalayas missing climbers search

During a helicopter search for eight climbers missing in the Indian Himalayas, five bodies were reportedly spotted.
2 years ago
Bodies seen in Himalayas missing climbers search
2 years ago

5 bodies spotted in Himalayas during helicopter search for missing climbers

During a helicopter search for eight climbers missing in the Indian Himalayas, five bodies were reportedly spotted.
2 years ago
5 bodies spotted in Himalayas during helicopter search for missing climbers
2 years ago

How one of the deadliest seasons on Mount Everest unfolded, leading to 11 deaths

How 2019's Everest season compared to 2019 with weather windows and deaths.
2 years ago
How one of the deadliest seasons on Mount Everest unfolded, leading to 11 deaths
2 years ago

Climber shares first-hand experience scaling Everest this season

Alex Pancoe, an experienced climber who scaled Mount Everest this year, discusses recent deaths on the mountain and the importance of being extremely skilled before attempting such a feat.
2 years ago
Climber shares first-hand experience scaling Everest this season
2 years ago

Why so many Mount Everest climbers are dying this year

At least 11 people have died on Everest in 2019, one of the deadliest climbing seasons in history. Experts list inexperience and a record number of permits granted by Nepal as contributing factors.
2 years ago
Why so many Mount Everest climbers are dying this year
2 years ago

Flying through Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain range

One pilot said that he'd met people who'd never climbed a mountain before but wanted to scale Everest; he said it was dangerous for them and put others at risk.
2 years ago
Flying through Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain range
2 years ago

The Everest line, looking beyond the photograph: Reporter's Notebook

James Longman reports what it's like at the base of Mount Everest after a deadly climbing season.
2 years ago
The Everest line, looking beyond the photograph: Reporter's Notebook
2 years ago

Mount Everest may re-evaluate permit process amid recent deaths

After nearly a dozen hikers died while climbing the mountain, Nepalese officials are now saying they may reconsider the permit issue process to prevent future deaths.
2 years ago
Mount Everest may re-evaluate permit process amid recent deaths
2 years ago

Nepal considering more restrictions after Mount Everest deaths

The man behind the picture of hundreds of climbers gridlocked at the mountain's summit said he spent 90 minutes amid the crowd, directing traffic to ensure safety.
2 years ago
Nepal considering more restrictions after Mount Everest deaths
2 years ago

Actress Mandy Moore makes it to Mount Everest base camp, describes 'powerful' journey

Mandy Moore took to Instagram to announce that she reached base camp of Mount Everest and how the experience changed her.
2 years ago
Mandy Moore makes it to Mount Everest base camp, describes 'powerful' journey
2 years ago

So many people are dying on Mount Everest this year because of inexperience, experts say

Mount Everest has seen many deaths in 2019, and experts say that's due in part to inexperience.
2 years ago
Everest experts think there's one big problem -- and it's not crowds
2 years ago

Experienced climbers detail dangers of Mt. Everest's overcrowded conditions

The recent deaths of 11 climbers and high volume of inexperienced climbers during a short climbing season have prompted a closer look at rules permitting entry.
2 years ago
Experienced climbers detail dangers of Mt. Everest's overcrowded conditions
2 years ago

Mandy Moore makes it to Mt. Everest base camp

Starting late last week, singer, activist and actress Mandy Moore took to Instagram to announce that she was hiking part of Mount Everest in a trip that had already changed her "soul ... forever."
2 years ago
Mandy Moore makes it to Mt. Everest base camp
2 years ago

American recalls 'unnerving' sight of dead climbers on Mount Everest

As this year's climbing season draws to a close, overcrowding has been blamed in part for one of the deadliest seasons on record for the world's tallest peak.
2 years ago
American recalls 'unnerving' sight of dead climbers on Mount Everest
2 years ago

Nepal official fires back as Mount Everest death toll grows

Nepal's director general of tourism told ABC News he believes the photos of climbers waiting in line are an "unfair" image of conditions there.
2 years ago
Nepal official fires back as Mount Everest death toll grows
2 years ago

US climber describes frenzy atop Mount Everest: 'It was scary'

Ed Dohring said he was elbowed and shoved by fellow climbers who'd reached the summit and were more focused on taking a picture than others' safety.
2 years ago
US climber describes frenzy atop Mount Everest: 'It was scary'
2 years ago

3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding

Three people died on Mount Everest on Thursday as groups are facing limited weather windows.
2 years ago
3 more die on Mount Everest amid heavy crowding
2 years ago

Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish is 11th person to die on Mount Everest this year

An American attorney, Chris Kulish, has become the eleventh mountaineer to die during the peak climbing season for Mount Everest.
2 years ago
Lawyer from Colorado is 11th person to die on Mount Everest this year
2 years ago

10th death in 2 months reported on Mount Everest amid long wait times to descend

The world's highest peak has seen heavy traffic this season.
2 years ago
10th death in 2 months reported on Mount Everest amid long wait times to descend
2 years ago

Utah man Donald Lynn Cash, who reached Seven Summits, dies on Everest

American Donald Lynn Cash died while descending Mount Everest, after completing the Seven Summits.
2 years ago
American man who reached Seven Summits dies on Everest
2 years ago

Kami Rita Sherpa keeps breaking his own Everest summit record

Kami Rita Sherpa climbs Mount Everest for a record breaking 24 times, summiting twice in one week.
2 years ago
Sherpa keeps breaking his own Everest summit record
2 years ago

Mount Everest tackles 60,000-pound trash problem with campaign to clean up waste

According to the Everest Summiteers Association, which has, in recent years, taken tons of debris off the mountain, there are still about 30 tons of trash left.
2 years ago
World's highest mountain is covered in 30 tons of trash
4 years ago

Indian woman sets Mount Everest summit record

Indian climber Anshu Jamsenpa has made the fastest double ascent of Mount Everest, becoming the first woman in the world to reach the highest point on earth twice in five days.
4 years ago
Indian woman sets Mount Everest summit record
4 years ago

In deadly climbing season at Everest, crowds add to high risks

Four more bodies were found bringing the death toll to 10 this season.
4 years ago
In deadly Everest climbing season, crowds add to high risks
4 years ago

4 climbers, including 1 American, die on Mount Everest

Climbers from United States, India, Slovakia and Australia died this weekend.
4 years ago
4 climbers, including 1 American, die on Mount Everest
5 years ago

US Soldiers Recount Harrowing Descent from Mt. Everest

Two active-duty soldiers and a veteran reached the summit of Mount Everest, but not without some perils.
5 years ago
US Soldiers Recount Harrowing Descent from Mt. Everest
5 years ago

3 Dead, 2 Still Missing Climbing Mount Everest

Officials receive repeated calls of climbers suffering from altitude sickness.
5 years ago
3 Dead, 2 Still Missing Climbing Mount Everest