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Category Archives: Mount Everest

Nims Purja Says He Is “Fine and Well” After a Paragliding Accident on Manaslu

Nepali climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja has returned to the high peaks after being airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital following a paragliding accident on Monday, September 19. The Himalayan Times reported Monday afternoon that Purja, 39, struck a rock while paragliding near 26,781-foot Manaslu, and left the mountain’s base camp via helicopter to undergo a checkup […]

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The Debate Over Manaslu’s Summit Is Over. Now, Hundreds of Climbers Want to Reach It.

Climbers are flocking to Nepal’s 26,781-foot Manaslu this month, and government officials are anticipating noticeably bigger crowds than normal on the world’s eighth-highest peak. Nepal’s department of tourism has already issued 394 climbing permits for Manaslu, and officials told Outside that they expect the number to soon surpass 400. By contrast, only 193 climbers sought […]

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The Worst Disasters on Mount Everest

The summit of Mount Everest may be more accessible than ever, but the world’s tallest mountain remains very dangerous. From weather disasters, to avalanches, to health issues from reduced oxygen above 26,000 feet, every Everest season come with risk. The first recorded ascent of Mount Everest occurred nearly 70 years ago, and since then, climbers have […]

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Kristin Harila Has Climbed Ten of the Planet’s 14 Tallest Peaks in Record Time

A crowd of onlookers cheered as Norwegian mountaineer Kristin Harila walked into the polished lobby of the brand new Aloft Hotel in downtown Kathmandu in mid–June.Within minutes of arriving, Harila found herself seated on a couch being force-fed a slice of celebratory cake by people she did not know. The celebration was to honor Harila’s […]

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There Are Conga Lines and Huge Crowds on K2 Now

On July 21 at 10:45 P.M. Pakistan time, five climbers stood on the summit of 28,251-foot K2. They were the first mountaineers to reach the peak’s top during the 2022 summer climbing season, after spending more than 24 hours battling their way to the summit. For Pasdawa Sherpa, Chhiring Namgyal Sherpa, Siddhi Ghising, Dorjee Gyelzen […]

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This Climber Just Scaled All of the 8,000-Meter Peaks, Again

There’s a new champion of the world’s highest peaks.  On Thursday morning, Nepali climber Sanu Sherpa reached the summit of 26,362-foot Gasherbrum II in Pakistan, one of 14 mountains on earth above 26,000 feet (or 8,000 meters) elevation. The ascent marked the completion of an incredible feat that makes Sanu the only person to ever […]

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You Can Now Drive Your Tesla to Mount Everest

Last week, a pair of Tesla owners drove their electric vehicles into Everest Base Camp North. The feat is not necessarily an impressive test of the car’s performance at high altitude or on rough terrain. Electric motors don’t require oxygen, so they can operate even in the vacuum of space, and EVs are routinely drive in […]

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A Russian Climber Flew a Ukrainian Flag on Mount Everest and the Nepali Government Isn’t Happy

A Russian mountaineer who unfurled a Ukrainian flag atop Mount Everest has drawn the ire of the Nepali government. Last week, officials with Nepal’s Department of Tourism denied an Everest summit certificate to Russian climber Katya Lipka, who reached the highest point on the planet on May 24. The news was first reported by the […]

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