The "Last Week Tonight" host has a plan to prevent deaths on Everest and still give people bragging rights.
I respect this country and its people. When asked what he wants to do next, he said that he wanted to share his knowledge
The successful ascent is the first since a deadly earthquake last year and an avalanche the year before forced climbers to abandon their attempts.
The Sherpa people are a tribe of people who migrated from Tibet hundreds of years ago.
My interview with Ang Kaji has not be seen before, as I recently rediscovered it when preparing for a Sherpa Path speech.
What is a Sherpa exactly? As an experienced mountaineer, I can tell you that they are one of the best communities of people on the planet.
he last ten days are marked by the most intense peaks and valleys of emotion I have ever felt. From horror of watching the bodies long lined out of the ice fall on Good Friday, to the still burning desire to climb the mountain a couple of days later superseded by the realization of the bigger picture around the long term need for change for the Sherpa community.
Crampton said climbers spend heavily at stores and hotels in Kathmandu, at cafes up to base camp, and on helicopters. "Pretty
At the time of the avalanche, the Sherpas were working on a notoriously dangerous slope, setting ropes and ladders for hundreds of mostly Western climbers who pay tens of thousands of dollars to attempt an Everest ascent.
Climbing Mt. Everest is no longer a noble pursuit and the people who do it are not heroes.
I recently had a chance to sit down with good friend and 8,000 meter guide Luis Benitez to chat about these topics and the future ethic and leadership challenges in the outdoor community.
The recent dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in Nepal will likely spark a human rights crisis that will have disastrous consequences for everyone in the country. But especially tragic will be its unseen impact on the high-altitude workers usually called Sherpas.
Attitude is more impressive to me than money, credentials, appearance, or even talent. Attitude is something that lives deep within us. When life throws all kinds of curve balls at us, I believe that 90% of the outcome has to do with how we react.
This week not only marks the 58th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's first ascent of Everest, but the 50th anniversary of the Khumjung School, the first of many educational institutions Hillary built for the Sherpa people.
I returned to Nepal for three weeks, trekking in an area called Langtang. I went there for a recreational purpose but this journey was also a great learning experience about the state of Nepal today.
It is readily clear that the media owes the family, friends, and loved-ones of Gerard MacDonnell an apology for so misrepresenting his memory. As someone who's written about K2 a lot, I include myself as being partly to blame.
Some extraordinary acts of bravery and selflessness did occur on K2 -- you just might have to read the fine print to hear about it.