Category Archives: Nepal

He Was on an Expedition to Tackle an Unclimbed Line in Nepal. Instead, He Got a Prison Sentence.

This article first appeared in Rock and Ice’s annual issue, Ascent, 2020. I make my chai from scratch, fresh ginger root, cardamom pods, cayenne, and more. I pound the cinnamon sticks to splinters with a framing hammer. All told it takes two days, so I brew a few gallons at a time. People ask where […]

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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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