If there were any doubts that Mt. Everest is overcrowded, they should be dispelled with the news that a leading Nepali outfitter group, Expedition Operators Association, wants to install a ladder on the Hillary Step, one of the few sections of actual climbing on the most popular route, the South Col, to ease the way [...]
Rupert Grey is making a good run at the world’s most interesting man. After graduating Wellington College in the UK in 1965, he moved to Canada and worked as a lumberjack, cowboy, and roughneck. He came home, got a law degree, then became a paratrooper. Between 1969 and 1972 he prospected for copper in the [...]
Fat bikes are big in Japan. Hell, all bikes are big in Japan. But fatties are coming into their own. The first (hopefully annual) fat bike race is being held on the Morning Mist Trail of Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture, on May 11. Yeah, I know, you’d go if you could. Sign up here: singlespeedjapan.info.
Say, hey, it’s Mt. Everest! You might have heard of it…this week’s free wallpaper is courtesy Jimmy Chin, who also shot the wallpapers from the summit of Everest and the Khumbu Icefall. It’s provided here in a full range of desktop sizes. And if you’d like to own this picture for yourself, it’s available in [...]
Vera Komarkova’s determination was a large part of what got two women to the summit of 26,545-foot Annapurna on October 15, 1978, when she and Irene Miller stood atop the deadliest 8,000-meter peak in the world, bringing success for the 1978 American Women’s Himalayan Expedition. It was also why two male Sherpa accompanied them to [...]
Rubén and Cristina took a long train ride — 7,500 kilometers from Beijing to Ulan Bator to Moscow — over a period of three weeks and this is the film they made, all shot with the Canon 7D and a single lens. It’s tilt-shifty, lush, and warm. Although the two spent about two-thirds of their [...]
On May 1, 1963, Seattle climber Jim Whittaker became the first American to climb Mount Everest, summiting with Sherpa Nawang Gombu. The men were the seventh and eight people to ever climb the highest mountain in the world, behind Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay in 1953, and four Swiss climbers who summited in 1956. Upon [...]
My entire time in Japan consists of sitting in the Tokyo airport for two hours coming home from the Maldives, so most of the nation is unknown to me by experience and I’m still completely gobsmacked and charmed by some of the cultural quirks and ingenius applications of technology that the Japanese have developed. Take, [...]
This week’s free wallpaper is a shot of this mountain, it’s called, um, what was it again? Oh yeah, Mt. Everest. It’s provided here in a full range of desktop sizes. The photo is by Jimmy Chin, and you can purchase art-quality prints of it or any other of the amazing photos at Adventure Journal’s [...]
Notice has been posted. Sherpa Cinemas, which has been on a rocketship trajectory with films like All.I.Can, has released its teaser for its next movie, Into the Mind, and it’s so far beyond what you’ve ever seen — in creativity, editing, and cinematography — that it might very well melt your face. No, seriously, stick [...]
Bali’s Green Village isn’t just a remarkably refined jungle settlement, it’s a proof of concept and living laboratory on the powerful and sustainable nature of bamboo. Set along the Alung River about 25 minutes from Ubud and 35 minutes from the coast, the community (there are three houses so far) is an extension of the [...]
The body of Chamonix guide and big mountain steep skier Rémy Lécluse was found in a crevasse on Mt. Manaslu this week, recovered, and turned over to French authorities in Kathmandu. “A team of seven Sherpas discovered the dead body of Remy Lecluse,” Ishwari Paudel, the managing director of Himalayan Guide, said. “His body was [...]
Glen Plake wasn’t happy with the location of Camp 3 on Nepal’s Manaslu. “We didn’t really like where Camp 3 was placed,” he told EpicTV in a Skype interview from Kathmandu. “It seemed to be prone to anything if it did happen. We put our camp where other people had put Camp 3 before. It [...]
As most of the world knows, tragedy struck Mt. Manaslu in Nepal this week when an avalanche caused by a broken serac swept through Camp 3 at approximately 23,000 feet, where several dozen people were camping on their ascent of the world’s eighth-highest peak. Eight people are confirmed dead and three are still missing. Skier Greg Hill was in Camp 2 when the avalanche hit, and he’s filed this report of what happened.