mountain climbing

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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.

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Death and Anger on Everest

The unequal risk of climbing Mount Everest.

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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.

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Lost on Everest

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

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Murdering the Impossible

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

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Higher, Colder, Deadlier

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

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Into Thin Air

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