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Boise man makes 20th trip to Everest’s summit

In recent weeks, crowds of climbers attempting to conquer Mount Everest have made international headlines as several people died in “traffic jams” atop the tallest peak in the world.


Famed Indian climber nearly died on peak where team was lost

To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago.


Svati Kirsten Narula: I almost died on Everest. I still want to go back.

There’s a lot to roll your eyes at about the modern Everest experience, but the desire to test your own limits by walking to the top of the world on …


UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019

Spokane Everest veterans reflect on spate of recent deaths

Like any elite athlete, when Jim States was at the height of his climbing career, he practiced incessantly. That’s part of the reason why States, who now lives in Shelton, …


Man joined ‘Seven Summits Club’ when he reached Everest’s peak, then died climbing down

It was the final climb on his quest to reach the highest summit on all seven continents. When Christopher Kulish finally reached Mount Everest’s 29,035-foot peak, he joined an elite …


How Mount Everest’s popularity turned fatal

Chatur Tamang was on his way to the roof of the world when he hit a traffic jam.


Colorado climber dies after reaching top of Mount Everest

A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother …


UPDATED: Sat., May 25, 2019

Nepal’s record-setting Everest guide returns a hero

Family, friends and supporters have welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.


Utah climber, four others die on Mount Everest

Officials say American climber Don Cash, who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents, died of probable altitude sickness on the way down …


2 Sherpa guides scales Everest setting new records

A veteran Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest on Wednesday for the 22nd time, setting a record for the most climbs of the world’s highest mountain, while a female Sherpa made …


Australian climbs 7 peaks in 7 continents in record time

An Australian mountaineer scaled Mount Everest on Monday, completing his quest to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents in record time, an expedition organizer said.


Solo climbing on Mount Everest banned

The Nepali government banned solo climbing on the world’s tallest peak on Dec. 30, 2017.


UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017

Trouble at the top of the world: Bodies recovered at Everest and complaints of stolen oxygen

Tragedy and a troubling mystery have enveloped Mount Everest as the mountain’s climbing season reaches its peak. The bodies of three Indian climbers were retrieved Sunday amid reports that climbers …


Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from Everest

Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.


American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest

An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said …


UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017

85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies

An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said.


UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017

Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal

A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents – including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months – was killed Sunday in a …


Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb Mount Everest has died.


Selkirk quest: Kopczynski applies climbing prowess to horizontal route

Chris Kopczynski has had an enduring relationship with Chimney Rock.


Indian climber third to die on Mount Everest in recent days

An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world’s …


Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest

A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.


Mount Everest records first successful ascent after two years

The first successful ascent of Mount Everest after a gap of two years was recorded on Wednesday, authorities confirmed. Nine Nepali climbers, who work as mountain guides and icefall doctors, …


Soldier aims to raise awareness by conquering Mount Everest

A West Point graduate who went to high school in Georgia is climbing Mount Everest, aiming to break some records and raise awareness for soldiers’ mental health.


Spokane adventurers safe in Nepal after earthquake

Two well-known Spokane adventurers in Nepal reported Monday they are unharmed as earthquakes continued to rumble and cause widespread havoc and death in the Himalayan country. Jess Roskelley, who’s on …


Companies: Helicopter needed to get Washington Everest teams

Climbing teams stuck on Mount Everest need a helicopter to bring them off the mountain following a massive Earthquake in Nepal and a subsequent avalanche on the mountain, Seattle mountaineering …


Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley

OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …


72-year-old hiker Dawes Eddy bags Grand Canyon goal

Dawes Eddy, 72, continues to rewrite the physical limitations of growing older, most recently during a butt-kicking hike in Grand Canyon National Park. The outdoor adventurer had a brush with …


Whittaker legend lives on 50 years after Kennedy climb

On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …


Dawes Eddy: Going for age record

In 2009, Dawes Eddy of Spokane became the oldest American to climb Mount Everest, a title he held for just two days before it was claimed by a year-older Californian, …


Men with Spokane ties targeted Mount Everest

Two men with Spokane connections dared to climb 29,035-foot Mount Everest this spring. Roughly 500 climbers reached the summit from Nepal to the south and about 150 from Tibet to …