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Sherpas May Install Ladder On Everest To Lessen Crowds

Sherpas May Install Ladder On Everest To Lessen Crowds EPA A controversial plan to install a ladder on Mt. Everest has been met with a less than enthusiastic response from the mountaineering community. The mountain guides behind the proposal say that the ladder will help to alleviate traffic jams near the summit, while purists...

Video: Life Advice From The First American To Climb Everest

"A Life Well Lived | Jim Whittaker & 50 Years of Everest" from eric becker on Vimeo. As the first American to climb Everest, Jim Whittaker knows a thing or too about living life to the fullest. He was part of the historic 1963 expedition that broke new ground on the...

80-Year-Old Climber Summits Everest

80-Year-Old Climber Summits Everest AP Photo Yesterday, 80-year-old mountaineer Yiuchiro Miura successfully reached the summit of Mt. Everest, setting a new age record in the process. Miura, who has climbed the mountain on two previous occasions, is now the oldest person to ever stand on top of the tallest...

Raha Moharrak Becomes First Saudi Woman To Climb Mt. Everest

Raha Moharrak Becomes First Saudi Woman To Climb Mt. Everest Raha Moharrak Raha Moharrak has become the first woman from Saudi Arabia to climb Mt. Everest when she made it to the summit yesterday after a grueling climb. The 25-year-old climber first had to convince her family to allow her to make the attempt, and then had to...

Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City

Outdoor Rise Festival Brings Adventure To New York City Outdoor Rise Residents of New York City who are looking to put a little outdoor adventure into their lives will be pleased to learn of an upcoming event that aims to help them do just that. The first ever Outdoor Rise festival is scheduled to take place June 17-23 and will...

Summit Day Arrives On Mt. Everest

Summit Day Arrives On Mt. Everest Kraig Becker It has been a long and wild climbing season on the world's tallest mountain. Over the past few years, Mt. Everest has been widely criticized for being an over crowded stage for publicity seekers and tourist climbers who have no business being on the mountain....

Gadling Gear Review: ContourROAM 2 Action Camera

Gadling Gear Review: ContourROAM 2 Action Camera One of the fastest growing segments of the consumer electronics market over the past couple of years has been in the action camera category. These small, super-durable video cameras are used to capture footage of everything from family vacations to the latest crazy extreme...

Nat Geo Television Stars Offer Alaska Travel Tips

Nat Geo Television Stars Offer Alaska Travel Tips There is no question that Alaska is one of the top adventure travel destinations in North America, if not the entire world. The brief Alaskan summer brings incredible opportunities for climbing, backpacking, camping and fishing, giving visitors a chance to explore everything...

Clermont State Park, New York: When The Scenery Changes

Clermont State Park, New York: When The Scenery Changes The traffic of New York City is behind me now. The trees to each side are becoming increasingly taller; the sky is growing darker. We're heading up to a friend's house in a small town upstate called Germantown. He moved out of Queens and up there a few years ago with his...

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest

80-Year-Old Climbers Vie For Record Of Oldest To Summit Everest Two octogenarians are preparing to go head-to-head to determine who will hold the record for the oldest to summit Mt. Everest; 81-year-old Min Bahadur Sherchan of Nepal and his 80-year-old rival Yuichiro Miura of Japan are both currently in Everest Base Camp on the South...

Americans On Everest: A Look Back At The Famous 1963 Expedition

Americans On Everest: A Look Back At The Famous 1963 Expedition Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the first American to summit Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain on the planet at 29,029 feet in height. That successful venture came ten years after Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay made the first ascent of that mountain, but in the...

Three Mountaineers Assaulted On Mt. Everest By Sherpas

Three Mountaineers Assaulted On Mt. Everest By Sherpas The 2013 spring climbing season on Mt. Everest took a strange and unexpected turn this past weekend when a team of three climbers was assaulted by a mob of angry Sherpas. The incident first began at one of the mountain's high camps, then reignited further down the slope when...

Vagabond Tales: Where Is The Roof Of North America?

Vagabond Tales: Where Is The Roof Of North America? For some reason, every continent seems to have a roof. Bolivia is known as "the roof of South America" for its high, empty and multi-colored altiplano that has an average elevation of 12,300 feet. Mt. Kilimanjaro has been called "the roof of Africa" for its...

National Park App Maker Back With Better, Free Offer

National Park App Maker Back With Better, Free Offer Last year, in celebration of National Park Week, Chimani Apps gave away their suite of National Park apps. Normally, the apps sell for between $4.99-$9.99 each with an average rating of 4 1/2 stars, but the company gave away one million downloads. Now, Chimani is back with...

International Adventure Guide 2013: La Paz And Southwest Bolivia

International Adventure Guide 2013: La Paz And Southwest Bolivia Bolivia is the least expensive destination in South America, yet it has an increasingly efficient tourism infrastructure. Going now, especially to the remote southwestern part of the country, means faster, easier, more comfortable travel than in the past (although you'll...

Sherpa Is First Fatality Of The Season On Everest

Sherpa Is First Fatality Of The Season On Everest The spring climbing season on Mt. Everest is barely a week old and the mountain has already claimed its first death of the year. On Sunday, 45-year-old Mingmar Sherpa took a fatal fall into a crevasse while descending from Camp 2 on the mountain's South Side. His companions...

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days They started trekking the planet more than a year ago, promising to travel the globe bringing children in classrooms from around the world with them, virtually, as they visited scores of countries and continents. Now their journey is complete and Darren and Sandy Van Soye...

Video: The Stunning Landscapes Of New Zealand In Timelapse

Considered one of the great adventure travel destinations on Earth, New Zealand is a country known for its stunning landscapes and breathtaking vistas. Nowhere is that more evident than in the video below, which simply put is 5+ minutes of jaw-dropping imagery. Shot entirely...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador Ecuador's capital city, Quito, has long been hailed as a great jumping off point for adventure travelers. The city is surrounded by eleven volcanoes and dozens of flowing rivers, making it an ideal locale for those looking to hike, bike, climb, kayak and more. As if...

La Paz's Urban Rush Introduces Rap Jumping To South America

La Paz's Urban Rush Introduces Rap Jumping To South America Australia and New Zealand are generally accepted as having cornered the market on bizarre adventure activities, especially in urban areas. Unsurprising, then, that Alistair Matthew, the Kiwi founder of La Paz's ginormously successful, groundbreaking Gravity Assisted Mountain...

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