2016 Mount Everest climbing season: Same story, different year

Sunday, June 5th, 2016

At the 20th anniversary mark of the 1996 Mount Everest tragedy documented in Into Thin Air, the death rates on the mountain continue to increase. And the ethical implications of climbing the world’s highest peak swirl, but continue to be ignored.

Bodies: Reshaped, recovered, submerged

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The human body – reshaped, recovered and submerged – is the centerpiece for three intriguing articles.

It’s a “Black Everest Year”

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Friday’s deadly avalanche on Mount Everest has raised serious questions about the increasing responsibility of Sherpas on the mountain, and the level of risk they take to get climbers, many with little experience, to the summit.

Wrapping it up for 2013 on Everest

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The 2013 climbing season on Everest is a wrap. Find out what the firsts were.

Scaling new heights 2013: Push-for-the-summit time on Mount Everest

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Following climbers’ (with and without experience) journeys to get to the top of Mount Everest each year is an adventure for those of us at sea level too. Here’s the first of my posts about the happenings during the 2013 Everest climbing season.

Noted in 2012: My year-end wind down

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

What piqued my curiosity in 2012? Check out my top 12 year-end highlights.

Climbing Mount Everest: Should mountaineers only need apply?

Monday, June 4th, 2012

TweetAs some of the curious g readers know, I have a fascination with the glorious, treacherous Mount Everest. Having had the pleasure of seeing the summit on a stunningly clear day (from a plane!), the world’s highest mountain possesses a special place in my travel experiences. Check out a few older posts – High-altitude sickness […]


Friday, August 13th, 2010

While most of NYC is holidaying, the staycationers have much to explore the city. Three exhibitions are more than worth hanging around.

Mount Everest is how high?

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

Measured by rock height or snow height, the summit of Mount Everest is high. And apparently getting higher.

The holy grail of mountaineering

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Mountaineer Ed Viesturs’ new book captures the thrill and difficulty of summiting K2.