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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...
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US climber becomes 11th Everest fatality

A US climber has died after descending from Everest, officials said Tuesday, taking this season's toll to 11 including several deaths blamed on overcrowding on the world's highest mountain. American Christopher John Kulish, 61, had already climbed the 8,848-metre (29,029-feet) peak, and was safely back at a camp below the summit on Monday evening. "All of a sudden he had a heart problem and passed away at South Col, according to his expedition organisers," said Mira Acharya from Nepal's touris...
Tags: News, US, Everest, Nepal, South Col, Mira Acharya, Christopher John Kulish

Four Bodies Have Been Found Inside a Tent at the Highest Camp on Everest

The bodies were at Camp 4 at South Col, located at 8,000 meters
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Everest, Nepal, Camp, South Col, Onetime, Highest Camp

Powder People - Summiting Everest

As part of Ski Utah's never-ending quest to tell the stories of Utah's colorful characters whose lives revolve around the snow and mountains, in this latest Powder People installment, Ski Utah sits down with Greg Paul.  Greg Paul recently stood on top of the world after his third attempt. This past May, Greg was the first non-professional, American climber in three years to summit Mount Everest.  Friday, May 13, 2016, Greg stood on top of the world with Nawang Tenzing at 8:05 a.m. On t...
Tags: Utah, Tibet, Sport, Everest, Nepal, Skiing, New Jersey, Eddie, Crossfit, Yeti, Mount Everest, Martin, Greg, Denali, Aconcagua, Mount Shasta

Everest death toll rises to four as body of Indian climber found

Sherpas discovered the body of Paresh Nath, 58, at the 7,900m-high South Col as the search continues for another missing Indian The body of an Indian climber has been found on the upper slopes of Mount Everest, raising the death toll on the world’s tallest mountain this year to four. Sherpas searching for two Indian climbers missing for more than a week located the body of Paresh Nath, 58, above the South Col at an altitude of 7,900m (25,900ft), officials said on Friday. Continue reading...
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Dutch climber dies on way back from Everest summit

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An expedition organizer says a 35-year-old Dutch man suffering from high-altitude sickness died on his way back from Mount Everest’s summit. Pasang Phurba of the Seven Summit Treks agency in Kathmandu says Eric Arnold died near the South Col on Friday night, and that attempts were being made to bring down […]
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Mount Toubkal

At 4,167m, Mount Toubkal is the highest peak in the Atlas Mountains. It is a non-technical summit requiring only a reasonable degree of fitness and determination. Toubkal (often called Jbel Toubkal) is easily reached from Marrakech and lays at the heart of a network of trekking trails that offer striking high altitude mountain scenery, lush valleys and relatively untouched Berber communities. Toubkal is climbable year round, albeit in winter, from Nov – May, snow settles above 3000m and crampons...
Tags: Sahara Desert, Marrakech, Atlas Mountains, Imlil, Toubkal, Mount Toubkal, Jbel Toubkal, Imlil Valley, Toubkal Refuge, Azzaden Valley Toubkal Refuge, South Col, Toubkal Pass, North Col, Portuguese Army, Azzaden Valley, Lak D Ifni