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8 articles

The Day The Mountain Fell

The reverberations of an avalanche.


Blind Ambition

Erik Weihenmayer has climbed Mount Everest, raced across the Moroccan desert, and is about to kayak the Grand Canyon’s deadliest rapids—all without being able to see.


Death and Anger on Everest

The unequal risk of climbing Mount Everest.


Maxed Out on Everest

On the dangerous glut of visitors looking to conquer Mt. Everest, where there is sometimes a two-hour wait to climb the Hillary Step.


Lost on Everest

The harrowing first ascent of the mountain’s West Ridge.


Murdering the Impossible

A profile of Reinhold Messner, the greatest mountain climber of all time.


Higher, Colder, Deadlier

A group of childhood friends, two of whom had already climbed Everest, finds tragedy on Mont Blanc.


Into Thin Air

Fifty-four days after his group’s Everest climb turned tragic, Krakauer first told the story of what had gone wrong.