George Lowe — a member of the first team to reach the top of Mount Everest — has died. He was 89. New Zealand-born Lowe had been responsible for the final leg of the expedition which led to the Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reaching the peak of the world’s highest mountain on May…
In an ongoing tribute to National Women’s Day, here’s a documentary preview on American journalist Elizabeth Hawley, known as the Keeper of the Mountains, in Kathmandu, Nepal where she has recorded more than 80,000 Himalayan expedition ascents in her Himalayan Database.
Men’s Health has posted a list of the “top cult sports books”. The list covers the gamut, from obvious choices in running and climbing, to less-than obvious topics in weightlifting and surfing.
The Sierra Club’s magazine, Sierra, has published its first-ever all-wind issue. Here’s the table of contents for the March/April issue. Of particular interest — this article on mountaineers who work for corporations maintaining wind turbines by Andy Isaacson. Read away!