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We've now found microplastics on the very highest and lowest points on Earth. Mount Everest is littered with them.

Members of the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition celebrate after setting up a weather station 27,650 feet up Mount Everest. Mark Fisher/National Geographic Every part of the climbing route up Mount Everest is littered with microplastics, researchers found. They even found plastic fibers just below the summit — at 27,690 feet above sea level — according to a new study. The fibers likely came off climbing gear, clothing, and tents. Microplastics have also been...
Tags: Texas, Science, News, Environment, Trends, Everest, Balcony, National Geographic, Mount Everest, Camp, Base Camp, Plastic Pollution, Marianas Trench, Sherpa, Mark Fisher, South Col

There are microplastics near the top of Mount Everest too

Researchers analyzing snow and stream samples from the National Geographic and Rolex Perpetual Planet Everest Expedition have found evidence of microplastic pollution on Mount Everest. While the highest concentrations of microplastics were around Base Camp where hikers and trekkers spend the most time, the team also found microplastics as high up as 8,440 meters above sea level, just below the summit. The findings appear November 20 in the journal One Earth.
Tags: Science, National Geographic, Mount Everest, Base Camp

Massanutten Resort in Virginia features condo-style rooms and 6,000 acres of hiking trails, ski slopes, adventure parks, and more — here's what it's like during the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. I recently opted for a fall getaway in McGaheysville, Virginia, a scenic destination with access to the Shenandoah Valley and Blue Ridge Mountains.I chose to stay at the Massanutten Resort based on the hotel's condo-style room options, ample outdoor offering, and comprehensive COVID-19 protocols.I stayed in a two-bedroom Regal Vista Condo for $335 per night, but entry-level rooms start ...
Tags: Virginia, US, Trends, Base Camp, Jacuzzi, Shenandoah Valley, Blue Ridge Mountains, Adrienne Jordan, Shenandoah Caverns, McGaheysville Virginia, Massanutten Resort, Massanutten, Shenandoah Valley Massanutten Resort, CrossKeys Vineyards, COVID, Blue Ridge Mountains Adding

Ski Utah Passport For 5th and 6th Grade Students

It’s snow secret that Utah has The Greatest Snow on Earth. But did you know that all 5th and 6th grade kids can take advantage of skiing 15 resorts this season? Enter the Ski Utah Passport Program.The 2019-20 Passport is all digital. This keeps things streamlined and gets kids on the slopes in less time. Instead of a physical booklet, everything is available online.   Ski Utah's Passport program teaches a lifetime love of skiing Barbara Schmiett fondly remembers when her children, now in co...
Tags: Utah, Digital, Sport, Skiing, Brighton, Park City, Base Camp, Max, Alta, Snowbasin, Deer Valley, Deer Valley Resort, Sandy Utah, Ben Richards, Legacy Lodge, Powder Mountain

PHOTO: Sunset Illuminates Mount Everest in Tibet

From the moment I booked my Overland Tibet Tour, I worried how I would handle the high altitude of the Tibetan Plateau. I begin to suffer from Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) the moment I reach an altitude of 4,000 meters (13,123 feet). I become nauseous, my stomach feels like it is flipping upside down, my head starts throbbing incessantly, and I gasp for breath. Not usually willing to take prescription drugs unless absolutely necessary, I decided to take the advice of my tour operator and get a ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Tibet, China, Culture, Mount Everest, Base Camp, Cultural Travel, EBC, Sunset Illuminates Mount Everest

A climber saw her partner break his leg on Mount Everest. Here are the strategies she used to reach the summit alone.

Shaunna Burke, an exercise psychologist, has climbed Mount Everest three times. She summited once, in 2005. According to Burke, climbers that chose to stay in the moment, rather than imagining they are somewhere else, are more successful in Everest's "death zone" — altitudes about 26,000 feet, where the body cannot get enough oxygen. One of the most important parts of climbing Everest, she said, is mentally preparing to make it up and back down the mountain, instead of just reaching the summit...
Tags: Utah, UK, Trends, Everest, Kathmandu, Mount Everest, Base Camp, University Of Leeds, Webster, Burke, Ben Webster, Donald Lynn Cash, Mount Everest s Death Zone, Mount Everest Here, Shaunna Burke, Kathmandu Post Expedition

Best places to travel in June

Though it seems like spring just got here, it’s never too early to start thinking about where to take a summer trip. Because the kids are finally out of school and every co-worker has just about had it by the time June rolls around, it’s one of the most popular months to travel, which means the usual suspects like New York City or Italy will be overrun with crowds. In order to avoid spending your entire vacation on line or in traffic, your best bet is to book a June holiday to an unexpected p...
Tags: Travel, Hbo, London, Australia, France, New York City, Israel, US, Tel Aviv, America, San Francisco, Mit, Park, Canada, Grenada, South Dakota

Sarkundi Pass A Himalayan trek to remember

I had always wanted to go trekking in the Himalayas. This materialised when we booked our trekking slots for Sarkundi Pass . We had to report to the Base Camp near Manali in Himachal Pradesh on April 29th. We had booked our trekking through YHAI Youth Ho
Tags: Travel, Base Camp, Himachal Pradesh, Manali

Third Summit Attempt : The Magic Mountain ~ Thomas Mann

Blue Monday, the third Monday in January is apparently the most depressing day of the year and I'm not sure whether this will help or not.... Last January it was jolly old Anna Karenina, this year, in my quest for an Everyman Classic to take me into a new year of reading, I settled on The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann published in 1924. It might not be much more jolly. The idea to read The Magic Mountain was resurrected when Barbara (who blogs about her travels at Milady's Boudoir) and I met f...
Tags: Europe, Books, 2018, Switzerland, Base Camp, Swiss Alps, Barbara, Gladys, Magic Mountain, Ulysses, Anna Karenina, Thomas Mann, Milady, Dovegreyreader, Bookhound, John E Woods

11 Hostel-Style Lodges for the New International Nomad

How to jigsaw a twin bed (or a few), plus desks, shelves, and closets into a tiny room? So often the dorm puzzle is solved in the most cost-conscious and Soviet drab of ways. But privately built alternatives have been cropping up in Denmark, Berlin, and other European cities that are so inventive, we’ve found ourselves looking to student housing for small-space living ideas. A companion movement of boutique hostels is equally compelling—and has a considering bunk rooms for our next vacations. He...
Tags: Europe, Books, New York, France, Germany, Berlin, Uncategorized, Toronto, Barcelona, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Miami, Bjarke Ingels, Venice, Copenhagen, Lisbon

Stomach bug can’t keep Spanish mountain runner from Everest record

Spanish endurance athlete and mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a new speed record on Mount Everest by going from Base Camp to the summit -- without using bottled oxygen, Sherpa support, or fixed ropes -- in just 26 hours. The post Stomach bug can’t keep Spanish mountain runner from Everest record appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Everest, Mount Everest, Base Camp, Kilian Jornet

Why climb Mount Everest when you can run it? Spanish mountaineer sets record

Spanish endurance athlete and mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a new speed record on Mount Everest by going from Base Camp to the summit -- without using bottled oxygen, Sherpa support, or fixed ropes -- in just 26 hours. The post Why climb Mount Everest when you can run it? Spanish mountaineer sets record appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Mount Everest, Base Camp, Kilian Jornet

Before the ascent: postcards from Everest

Waiting to summit Everest gives mountaineers time for introspection. Artist Derek Eland travelled to Base Camp to ask those on their way up to write down their hopes and fearsWhy do people risk their lives to climb Everest? Artist Derek Eland spent six weeks living in a one-man tent at the Everest Base Camp in 2016 to find out. Fascinated by our intimate thoughts in the most challenging moments, and drawing on a previous project on the frontline in Afghanistan, he set up a confessional-style dia...
Tags: Mountains, Environment, Afghanistan, Culture, Art and design, Everest, Mountaineering, Base Camp, Mount Everest Holidays, Everest Base Camp, Eland, Derek Eland

Pic of the Week: Trekking Everest, Nepal

This photo of mountain, sky, and rock was taken by a Solo Travel Society member who was trekking Everest, en route to Base Camp, in Nepal. The post Pic of the Week: Trekking Everest, Nepal appeared first on Solo Traveler. A new article has been added to Solo Traveler
Tags: Travel, Everest, Nepal, Base Camp, Solo Travel Society, Everest Nepal

Because He's There.

Although it tops out at under 6,000 feet above sea level – low by mountaineering standards – Mt. Index in Washington State’s central Cascade mountain range is a technically challenging chunk of granite, its near-vertical face looming dramatically more than 4,000 feet over the valley below. In 1949, Jim Whittaker was a speck high on the wall, hauling himself skyward while his twin brother, Lou, belayed below, waiting while “Big Jim” searched for a spot to place an anchor. But in those days, piton...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Books, Yosemite, Washington, Sports, Everest, Nepal, Mt. Everest, Ecuador, Washington State, Seattle, Kathmandu, Jon Krakauer, Base Camp, Alex Honnold

Say goodbye to Everest base camp — new study could make it obsolete

Say goodbye to the practice of acclimating for weeks at Everest base camps. A new study suggests people can adapt to high altitudes very quickly and their bodies remember these changes for weeks. The post Say goodbye to Everest base camp — new study could make it obsolete appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Outdoor, Everest, Base Camp, Mountain Climbing

The 13 Best Adventure Campuses in the Blue Ridge

If you’re in the market for a top-notch education with adventure opportunities and an outdoorsy setting, we’ve lined up the best-situated schools in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic for those times when you simply need to ditch the books and #gooutsideandplay. Warren Wilson College, Swannanoa, N.C. Student Body: 893 Public/Private: Private Outdoor-related degree(s): Outdoor Leadership (BA and minor) Tuition: $33,260 Academics, work, and service. Those are the pillars, or the Triad, of Wa...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Washington, Virginia, Alabama, West Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Rome, Cycling, Santiago, Tennessee, Patagonia, Nashville, WVU

After beer-for-biking giveaway, eastside brewer gets new bike parking corral

The new bike parking on SE Oak and 9th.(Photo by Eric Iverson) Our bike parking coverage is sponsored by Huntco, a Portland-based maker and seller of bike racks and other industrial furnishings. Portlanders who bike have granted the wish of a local business. Base Camp Brewing now has a shiny new on-street bike corral in front of its brewpub on SE Oak and has become the latest example of bikenomics and bike-oriented development in Portland. Last month the co-founder of the brewery, Ross Putna...
Tags: Facebook, Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Nice, Base Camp, Putnam, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Bike Parking, Jonathan Maus, Ross Putnam, Huntco

Sonic: #SquareShakes

SONIC and Instagram celebrity @ChefJacquesLaMerde, a well-known food Instagrammer who pokes fun at fine dining by styling and photographing approachable foods in sophisticated ways, will introduc the world’s first product designed for Instagram, only available through Instagram – SONIC #SquareShakes. The SONIC Square Shake will be entirely square, perfect for photographing and sharing, complete with a square cup and a square ...
Tags: Instagram, Advertising Agency, Graham, Coachella, Base Camp, Erik Johnson, Margaret Johnson, Christine Flynn, Danielle Riccardi, Goodby Silverstein Partners USA Co, Jeff Goodby Rich Silverstein, Jon Wolanske, Rohan Cooke Laura Petruccelli, Quinn Gravier, Margaret Brett Kerns, Noah Dasho


It’s been over two weeks since riding my Everesting ride and to be honest this is the first time that I have really had a chance to sit down and write up the report. Within 6 hours of finishing it I was on a plane traveling for work and as I write this I am sat on another plane , in a remote office , in a hotel doing the same thing. I don’t travel much for work but due to several projects that are coming to a head in the last couple of weeks it’s just been a busy time of year. As a reminder, ...
Tags: Apple, Cycling, Starbucks, Bike, NICK, Garmin, Stuart, Base Camp, Mark, Vector, Pam, Cap, Santa Monica Mountains, Becca, Kanza, Varia

Nepal safe to visit, report claims

Report finds "minimal damage" after earthquake as long as part of the Everest trail is rerouted before the next trekking season [Author: Natalie Paris] [Link to media]
Tags: Earthquake, Mountain, Everest, Nepal, Attractions, Safe, Damage, Base Camp, Climbers, Trek, Natalie Paris

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