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 ...

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

Apr 23, 2014

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the 16 lives lost in Everest’s deadliest disaster. “It is just impossible for many ...

Daring 'urban explorers' get high on history

Mar 16, 2014

Daring 'urban explorers' get high on history

Dangling his feet off the edge of a skyscraper more than 50 stories above the streets of Hong Kong, “Jonathan Tsang” looks as relaxed as if he was kicking back in his own living room. For most people, the view below would be a ...

Revamped African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Jan 19, 2014

Revamped African Queen returns to Nile waters 60 years on

Sixty years after Humphrey Bogart steered her through crocodile infested waters, the African Queen is once again plying the Nile. Lovingly restored, the boat is operated by Cam McLeay, a New Zealand adventurer and Nile enthusiast, and took its first passengers for a ride ...