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Mark Jenkins Reports on the Peak
Honoring Everest's First American Ascent
2012 On Everest Expedition
Khumbu Climbing Center
Paragliding Off Everest
50 Years on Everest
Early Everest Photos
Climbing Mount Everest
Hiking Among the World's Tallest Mountains
Since it opened in 2003, the Khumbu Climbing Center has attracted more than 700 Nepali students and some of the world's top mountaineers as instructors.
Your votes were counted. Presenting the 2012 Adventurers of the Year: Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa. They climbed Everest, paraglided down, then paddled to the sea.
What was it like for America's preeminent mountaineer to watch his friends walk straight into disaster at 29,035 feet? A reflection on 1996, one of Mount Everest's deadliest seasons ever.
Do you dream of summiting Everest? How about saving thousands of dollars (and your fingers and toes) by trekking to Base Camp? Here's how.
When Jim Whittaker was selected to be the first American atop Everest, that twist of fate would open up a world of soaring successes, bitter failures, public fame, and personal tragedy.
Wade Davis reveals his thoughts behind telling the full story of the Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest.
National Geographic magazine revisits the history of the mountain and its climbers.
What Do You Know About the Rooftop of the World?
Ice Pedestal at Base Camp
The Wildest Dream
Join a 19-day Himalayan trek through some of the world’s most spectacular mountain scenery.
Delve into the fabled cities of Lhasa, Shigatse, and Kathmandu over 16 days.
Video: Inspiring a New Generation
People's Choice Winner
Video: From Crash to Giving Back
Secret Ski Towns
Adventurers of the Year
Holiday Gift Gear Guide
Video Series Zero to 60
Gear of the Year
Ultimate Adventure Bucket List 2014
Long Weekend Adventure Guide
Adventure Photography Tips
20 Hikers' Dream Trails
The State of Everest
Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2013
Top Emerging Ski Towns
Best National Park Adventures for Kids
Adventures That Give Back
Holiday Gear Gift Guide 2012
Adventure Bucket List 2013
Fall/Winter Gear Guide
World's Best Hikes
Best Surf Towns
Best Park Day Hikes
Gear of the Year - Spring/Summer 2012
Ultimate Running Guide
People's Choice Winners
Your Adventure Photos
World's Best Ski Towns
Extreme Photo of the Week
Great Races in Amazing Places
Best Adventure Destinations for 2012
Adventurers of the Year
Best Hikes Guide
Ultimate Adventure Bucket List 2012
Fall and Winter Gear Guide
Outdoor Skills From NOLS
Fringe Elements Video Series
Ultimate Adventure Bucket List
Your Climbing Photos
Best U.S. Adventures
Spring/Summer Gear Guide
Your Skiing and Snowboarding Photos
Best of the Southwest
How to Survive (Almost) Anything
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