The mountain climbing industry has transformed the lives of the Sherpas – both for good and bad. A new book focuses on their lives and deeds.
Everest didn’t become the highest mountain overnight. This process was excruciatingly slow; a result of complex interactions between the solid earth, the atmosphere and the biosphere.
Before reaching summits became part of the new ‘sublime’ in the late 18th century, people didn’t climb mountains.
It was a matter of ‘national importance’ to the British government that men they sponsored be the first to conquer the mountain.
The 2019 season has been one of Mount Everest’s deadliest for climbers.
A climate scientist goes to work – at 8,500 metres.
Recent deaths and climate breakdown are leaving more and more bodies on Everest. A new way forward is needed to recover the mortal remains of climbers with dignity and respect.
Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.
While acclimatising is more important, here’s the training you should undertake to go mountain-climbing.
Meet the first team trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest’s glaciers.
They erupted for billions of years and make Earth’s volcanoes look like molehills. Here’s what we know and what we don’t know about them.
Reports claim the feature has vanished – but then mountains are always changing shape.