Facing death at the Earth's highest reaches

Jun 26, 2014

Facing death at the Earth's highest reaches

by Kaori Shoji

Peter Hillary was born in 1954, one year after his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, and Nepalese sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men in history to stand on the summit of Mount Everest. Peter provided the voice-over for his father’s character in a new ...

Climate change to make Everest even riskier

May 3, 2014

Climate change to make Everest even riskier

by Katy Daigle

Climbing to the roof of the world is becoming less predictable and possibly more dangerous, scientists say, as climate change brings warmer temperatures that may eat through the ice and snow on Mount Everest. Nepal was left reeling when a sudden ice avalanche slammed ...

The exodus from Everest

Apr 27, 2014

The exodus from Everest

by Ed Douglas

The Everest circus is leaving town. With the decision to cancel climbing this year, Sherpas from the 39 expeditions camped at the foot of the mountain are dropping tents and packing gear. Helicopters fly over the Icefall that leads into the Western Cwm, recovering ...

Yuichiro Miura: on top of the world

Feb 8, 2014

Yuichiro Miura: on top of the world

by Jun Hongo

Ever wondered what it feels like to stand on top of the world? Eighty-one-year-old alpinist Yuichiro Miura should know: He’s done it three times since turning 70. He became the oldest person to scale the world’s tallest peak, Mount Everest, in May last year, ...

Miura sets sights on another record, this one for skiing

Jul 31, 2013

Miura sets sights on another record, this one for skiing

Adventurer Yuichiro Miura, who in May became for the second time the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, now wants to become the oldest person to descend from the world’s “highest skiing point.” In an interview Sunday, the 80-year-old Miura said he hopes within ...

Jun 7, 2013

Miura Award in works to honor adventurers who push the envelope

Japan will introduce the Miura Award to give credit to adventurers who have accomplished their dreams and goals regardless of age, after Japanese climber Yuichiro Miura, 80, last month became the world’s oldest person to scale Mount Everest, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said ...

Miura calls it a day with Mount Everest

May 28, 2013

Miura calls it a day with Mount Everest

Famed alpinist and professional skier Yuichiro Miura, who defied age last week by climbing Mount Everest at 80, said Sunday in Katmandu that he will not attempt the mountain again. “Three times is enough,” Miura told a press conference called just hours after he ...

Everest tamed six decades ago

May 27, 2013

Everest tamed six decades ago

Sixty years ago this week two men became the first to stand on the roof of the world in a remarkable feat of endurance and strength of the human spirit. As Wednesday’s anniversary of Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary’s summit of Mount Everest approaches, ...

May 25, 2013

Challenge of a lifetime, again

Having conquered Mount Everest for the third time, Yuichiro Miura, 80, demonstrates the physical possibilities of human endurance while inspiring Japan's elderly.

Alpinist Miura, 80, off to retake Everest age record

May 17, 2013

Alpinist Miura, 80, off to retake Everest age record

Yuichi Miura, 80, has launched his bid to retake the crown as the oldest person to reach the summit of Mount Everest, his management office said Thursday. If all goes as planned, Miura will conquer the world’s highest peak around May 24 to break ...

Everest brawl shocks mountaineers

May 6, 2013

Everest brawl shocks mountaineers

A recent brawl on Mount Everest that shocked the mountaineering community stems from tension between elite climbers and growing commercial expeditions on the world’s highest peak, experts say. Italy’s Simone Moro and Ueli Steck of Switzerland, two of the world’s top mountaineers, accompanied by ...