Everest

High Himalayan hype

Infatuation with Everest has inspired Everest-sized absurdities.

| May 11, 2012

Upwardly Mobile Ang Rita

Everest multi-summiteer Ang Rita Sherpa would have been an international celebrity if he spoke English, had fair skin, and concentrated on selling himself rather than grazing his yaks.

| Sep 01, 1996

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