Everest Features

  • Photo: An instructor speaks with students at the Khumbu Climbing Center, Nepal.

    Khumbu Climbing Center

    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.

  • Picture of Sano Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherp on tandem flight from the summit of Mount Everest

    Adventurers of the Year

    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.

  • Photo: Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996.

    Ed Viesturs: Inside Into Thin Air

    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.

  • Photo: Basecamp at night with light trails seen moving around tents

    Is Everest on Your Bucket List?

    Do you dream of summitting Everest? How about saving thousands of dollars (and your fingers and toes) by trekking to Base Camp? Here's how.

  • Photo: Roped, American climbers make their way to South camp on Mount Everest in 1963.

    First Americans on Everest

    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.

  • Photo: George Mallory and other early Everest climbers

    Wade Davis on His New Book Into the Silence

    Explorer Wade Davis reveals his thoughts behind telling the full story of the Great War, Mallory, and the conquest of Everest.

  • Photo: Climber from the first American team to climb Everest in 1963

    50 Years on Everest

    National Geographic magazine revisits the history of the mountain and its climbers.


  • Photo: Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner climbing K2

    Mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner

    In 2011, Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to climb all 14 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen and without porters.

  • Photo: Edurne Pasaban hikes in mountains

    First Woman Mountaineer on World's Tallest Peaks

    See photos of 2011 People's Choice Adventurer of the Year Edurne Pasaban on the summits of the world's tallest mountains.

  • Photo: Climber on nearly vertical rock formation

    Conrad Anker: Solving Everest's Greatest Mystery?

    Alpinist Conrad Anker climbs in the footsteps of George Mallory for The Wildest Dream. Learn about the man whose life has become intertwined with Mallory's.

On Everest

  • Photo: Climbers headlamps are seen near the peak of Everest at night.

    2012 Expedition

    Follow Conrad Anker and the team as they retrace the 1963 American expedition with photos, videos, and blog posts.

Nat Geo Trips to Nepal

Adventure Photos

  • Picture of a man biking in Snodgrass Mountain Trail, Colorado

    Bike Across America

    A coast-to-coast bicycle ride is just one of our favorite 10 classic adventures.