Articles tagged “mount everest”

Housebound Travelers Simulate an Everest Expedition Online

Housebound Travelers Simulate an Everest Expedition Online

Isabel Choat, The Guardian

If you can't climb Mount Everest in person, why not simulate it in your home with the help of friends?

4 months ago

Locals Lead on Tour Business for Nepal’s Peaks

Locals Lead on Tour Business for Nepal’s Peaks

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Nepali-owned tour operators now make up the majority in the country famous for its high peaks — most notably Mount Everest. This has helped enrich local communities, but the Nepalis' lower-priced treks have also made the mountains more crowded, and last year 11 people died. The country must find a way to balance the two.

6 months ago

Skydiving Is the Much Quicker — and Cheaper — Way to Experience Mount Everest

Skydiving Is the Much Quicker — and Cheaper — Way to Experience Mount Everest

Philip Brian Tabuas, Bloomberg

It might actually be a little safer too, since so many of the people who climb Everest aren't yet qualified.

10 months ago

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Mount Everest to See Record Number of Climbers

Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Mount Everest seems ripe for overtourism. The difference here, rather than in Venice for example, is that overcrowding can be deadly.

3 years ago

China May Publicly Shame Tourists Caught Scrawling Graffiti on Mount Everest

China May Publicly Shame Tourists Caught Scrawling Graffiti on Mount Everest

Associated Press

We're not sure if calling out vandals by name will stop tourists from writing messages where they shouldn't — but giving them an alternative place to scribble may help.

4 years ago

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Everest Sherpas Will Have to Remake Their Industry Following Avalanche

Binaj Gurubacharya and Martha Bellisle, Associated Press

Everest tourism has been off balance for some time. Can it rethink the industry here in the wake of the terrible human tragedy.

5 years ago

Mount Everest Region Hard Hit by Quake and Avalanche

Mount Everest Region Hard Hit by Quake and Avalanche

Tim Sullivan and Binaj Gurubacharya, Associated Press

Among the hundreds of dead throughout Nepal and surrounding countries, the death toll will climb among climbers and sherpas in the Mt. Everest region, which is a focus of Nepal tourism. Google confirmed that one of its executives, Dan Fredinburg, an avid climber, was among the fatalities, according to published reports.

5 years ago