“The world’s highest garbage dump” is throwing up trash and corpses that lay buried for decades as commercial mountaineering meets climate change.
We spoke to a mountaineer about the effect high altitude has on blood pressure... and dicks.
You never know what you’re going to get at the Nepalese teahouses along your trek.
"The thing about kerosene is, if you drink it you start burping and you get the runs. "
"I don't need a man to climb a mountain," says Khumalo, who hopes to become the first black African woman to summit the world's highest peak.
Anecdotal evidence paints a picture of mountaineers doping their way to successful summits, sometimes with dangerous drugs. How serious and widespread is the actual problem?
Having climbed the Seven Summits and reached both poles for a record Explorers Grand Slam, Colin O’Brady has as many high-altitude expedition miles under his belt in the past six months as anyone on earth. We talked to him during his bid for Denali.
Some came back to the mountain out of love, others out of economic necessity.