Climbing Areas Archives: Mount Everest

The Disposable Man

Interesting piece on Outside Online about the plight of Sherpas working in the Everest region:

A Sherpa working above Base Camp on Everest is nearly ten times more likely to die than a commercial fisherman—the profession the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention rates as the most dangerous nonmilitary job in the U.S.—and more than three and a half times as likely to perish than an infantryman during the first four years of the Iraq war.  But as a workplace safety statistic, 1.2 percent mortality is outrageous. There’s no other service industry in the world that so frequently kills and maims its workers for the benefit of paying clients.

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Harrington & Elias Summit Everest

Harrington & Elias Summit Everest

Emily Harrington and Sam Elias visit the top of the world

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Pictures Of The Bolting On Everest

Pictures Of The Bolting On Everest

Bolts on Everest?? THE HORROR!!!

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News & Notes – 05/13/2008

News & Notes – 05/13/2008

I have another interesting topic for discussion tomorrow, but in the meantime here are a few links for your perusal: If you enjoy salivating over the posts at the Betabase blog, you should consider checking out the blog of Justin Alarcon.  In this post, he spends the day bouldering in The Valley with Beth Rodden […]

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Sir Edmund Hillary Dead at Age 88

Sir Edmund Hillary Dead at Age 88

Sir Edmund Hillary, probably the first person (along with Tenzing Norgay) to summit Mt. Everest in 1953 died Friday in New Zealand. Famous for both his strength and his humility, Hillary dedicated his life after his Everest success to furthering humanitarian causes in the Everest region. While not directly related to rock climbing, I think […]

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Big "E" Update

Summit fever is in full effect again on Everest this year. With 480 ascents last year and well over 200 already this year, Everest is almost turning into your local Colorado 14er…but not quite. The Super Sherpa expedition I had written about earlier seems to have been a success. There is no word on the […]

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Super Sherpa Expedition

Along with my passion for rock climbing news I also have a fading obsession with armchair mountaineering. With May rapidly approaching that can mean only one thing: it is Everest Season. Sadly, I haven’t been doing much reading on the subject in the past few years. I have already read most of the books (several […]

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