Everest Updates: What We’re Reading

Mount Everest; Photograph by Jon Mancuso
Read climbing guide Melissa Arnot’s perspective on Mount Everest in the link below; Photograph by Jon Mancuso

In the wake of the deadliest day in Everest’s climbing history, we’re rounding up of the best articles from around the web covering the developments in Nepal. We will continue to update this list.

•  The Alpinist: The End of the Everest Myth  http://alpinist.com/doc/web14s/wfeature-everest-myth

• National Geographic: Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest http://on.natgeo.com/1tNEDAT

• The Wire: A Fresh Round of Avalanches Dashes the Hopes of the Last Everest Hold-Outs thewi.re/1rtGlp0

•  National Geographic: Climbers Continue Up North Side of Everest on.natgeo.com/1hsi1we 

• Alan Arnette: Everest 2014: Everest Nepal Offically Closed: The Big Picture http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2014/04/24/everest-2014-offically-closed-big-picture/

• National Geographic: Four Expeditions Cancel Plans to Climb Everest This Year http://on.natgeo.com/1iMOhyG 

• The Kathmandu Post/Kantipur: Russian Roulette: The tragedy on Everest should serve as a lesson to make the mountain safer for local climbing guides http://kantipuronline.com/2014/04/23/opinion/russian-roulette/388633.html

• National Geographic: Charting Deaths on Everest: A History of Fatal Climbing Accidents http://on.natgeo.com/1fqetdZ

• Alan Arnette Blog: BREAKING #Everest2014: Largest team, IMG, cancels season. Probably ends season for all. http://bit.ly/1gR9NhE 

• New York Times: Sherpas Move to Shut Everest in Labor Fight http://nyti.ms/1fn4gPB

• National Geographic: Sherpas submit list of demands to government for better working conditions on Mount Everest http://on.natgeo.com/1hbIKBp

• National Geographic: Injured Sherpas Recall Deadly Avalanche http://on.natgeo.com/1hdgqyD 

• The New Yorker: Death and Anger on Everest by Jon Krakauer http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2014/04/everest-sherpas-death-and-anger.html

• Outside: The Value of a Sherpa’s Life http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/climbing/mountaineering/The-Value-of-A-Sherpa-Life.html

• IF: Aussie crew stay the course with Everest documentary portraying Sherpa perspective http://if.com.au/2014/04/22/article/Aussie-crew-stay-the-course-with-Everest-documentary/COHYXHCCXM.html

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