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Category Archives: Everest

Mount Everest Is Experiencing the Best Weather Window in a Decade

Climbers on Mount Everest are celebrating after more than a week of successful summit expeditions, made possible by an unusually long period of good weather. A spokesperson with the Nepal Department of Tourism told Outside that approximately 450 mountaineers made it to the world’s highest point between Saturday, May 7, and Sunday, May 15. According to […]

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First All-Black Expedition Summits Everest

On Thursday morning, seven climbers and eight Nepali guides from the Full Circle Everest expedition celebrated on the summit of Mount Everest. Their successful climb pens a new chapter into the 60-year history of the world’s highest peak. Full Circle is the first expedition comprised completely of Black climbers. Expedition operator Jiban Ghmire of Shangri-La […]

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More than 100 Climbers Reach Everest Summit

Portuguese climber Pedro Queirós says he stopped speaking to God 20 or 30 years ago. But on Monday night, as Queirós trudged through hurricane-force winds toward the summit of Mount Everest, he restarted his dormant conversation with a higher power. “I was asking God ‘please stop the wind,’” Queirós told Outside. “If it was just a […]

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Adrian Ballinger Just Completed the First Ski Descent on Makalu

On Monday, alpinist Adrian Ballinger completed the first recorded ski descent from the true summit of 27,766-foot Makalu, the world’s fifth-highest mountain. Ballinger, along with his climbing partners Dorji Sonam Sherpa and Pasang Sherpa, reached the peak’s summit on Monday at 9 A.M. amid whiteout conditions. They were the first team to reach Makalu’s summit […]

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Climber Dies on Everest, Another Missing on Lhotse

There’s been another fatality on the world’s highest peak. On Sunday, Nepali officials confirmed the death of Russian climber Pavel Kostrikin, 55, on the slopes of Mount Everest. According to multiple reports, Kostrikin collapsed and died of altitude sickness on Saturday evening at Camp I, which is located at 17,585 feet. He had been completing […]

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