Articles tagged “everest”

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

China Wants to Commercialize the Other Side of Mount Everest in Tibet

Adam Minter, Bloomberg

Purists won't like what China wants to do with the Tibetan side of Mount Everest as it seeks to build tourism and accessibility in a tradeoff against Everest's unspoiled beauty on the Nepalese side. China also hopes to create jobs and commercial opportunities in unruly and independence-seeking Tibet.

2 years ago

Mount Everest Opens for Climbers for First Time Since April Avalanche

4 years ago

The First Everest Ascent Since Fatal Avalanche Executed by Chinese Woman

The First Everest Ascent Since Fatal Avalanche Executed by Chinese Woman

Associated Press

Someone really wanted to say they climbed Everest this season.

5 years ago

Everest Unrest Shines Spotlight on Greed and Corruption Across Nepal’s Tourism Industry

Everest Unrest Shines Spotlight on Greed and Corruption Across Nepal’s Tourism Industry

John Chalmers and Gopal Sharma, Reuters

Modern Everest makes Vegas and Macau look like straight-forward and honest vacation destinations.

5 years ago

Everest Climbing Season Unofficially Cancelled in Nepal After Sherpas’ Deaths

Everest Climbing Season Unofficially Cancelled in Nepal After Sherpas’ Deaths

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

The avalanche highlighted the disproportionate risk that Sherpas takes in helping tourists scale the mountain and many hope the incident and subsequent boycott will lead to improved working conditions and pay for the guides.

5 years ago

Everest hikers take risk flying into world’s most dangerous airport

Everest hikers take risk flying into world’s most dangerous airport

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

The airport has claimed fewer deaths (~50) than Mount Everest (~240) making it the lesser of two risks, but the destination's precarious location provides few opportunities for increasing safety.

6 years ago

Nepal to introduce new safety measures for Everest aspirants

Nepal to introduce new safety measures for Everest aspirants

Asia News Network

It's not that climbing Everest isn't difficult, it's that it's become a victim of its own success to the point where it's the climbing equivalent of driving a Los Angeles freeway.

6 years ago

Where Mount Everest stands after sixty years of ascents

Where Mount Everest stands after sixty years of ascents

Ishwar Rauniyar and Jason Burke, The Guardian

The Nepali government used the event to announce coming standards for climbers after criticisms from well-known mountaineers decried the commercialization and overcrowding of the mountain.

6 years ago

The layman’s guide to hiking the Himalayas

The layman’s guide to hiking the Himalayas

Ed Douglas, The Guardian

True mountain climbers bemoan the proliferation of guided tours and housing on the Himalayans mountains, but local governments welcome the untrained high-spending tourists with open arms.

6 years ago

Tourism is ruining everything special about Mount Everest

Tourism is ruining everything special about Mount Everest

Stephen Venables, The Daily Telegraph

Whether mass tourism at Everest is a blessing or curse depends on who you ask: The economic boost for the Kathmandu government and mountain guides comes at the cost of the mountain’s cleanliness and prestige.

6 years ago

Burdens of race and class shatter Sherpa peace on Everest

Burdens of race and class shatter Sherpa peace on Everest

Ian Jack , The Guardian

Everest has become a business, and conflicts between porters and sometimes-insensitive climbers may be harder to overcome than nature's mountainous challenges.

6 years ago

Nepal promises Everest security after fight between sherpas and climbers

Nepal promises Everest security after fight between sherpas and climbers

Gopal Sharma, Reuters

The one person you absolutely don't want to get in a fight with on a mountain climb is the guy who makes sure your ropes are secure. Perhaps the Europeans might want to start out with a clean slate and give Kilimanjaro a shot.

6 years ago