mountaineering

Why does Everest matter?

Science, labour and the rise of altitude to measure mountains.

| Aug 05, 2022

High Himalayan hype

Infatuation with Everest has inspired Everest-sized absurdities.

| May 11, 2012

A Himalayan mystery – solved?

The Ascent of Rum Doodle is a widely appreciated mountaineering satire — but of what, exactly?

| Dec 01, 2011

Hamro Tenzing Sherpa

Giving the great climber his due as a Nepali.

| Jun 01, 2003

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