I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote
- Herman Melville
A large group of students and instructors from India's famed Nehru Institute of Mountaineering were descending after a training climb on Draupadi ka Danda (5,670m) when the avalanche struck them.
Once again, as witnessed in 2015 when devastating earthquakes hit the region, no human being will summit the world’s highest peak this season. What is the cost of this environmental recovery?
In an unprecedented Himalayan snowfall, ultra-runner Peter Van Geit breaks out his ice axe to access undocumented passes in the High Himalayas.
Everest does not exist as it did a century ago. We have changed the way it is perceived, and should take responsibility for its numerous and consistent casualties.
Pushing back against social norms, some with family resistance, some with support, these women from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Oman are proving that social expectations do not count for anything.
The bodies of the British and Italian climbers were found more than a week after their last contact from the ninth highest mountain in the world.
It’s been more than a week since Daniele Nardi and Tom Ballard were last in touch with the outside world, from 6,300 metres on Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest mountain in the world.
Since this article was published, The Outdoor Journal has published an update to this story, entitled: Update: 9 Climbers Die at Gurja Base Camp.