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Read ongoing Everest coverage from National Geographic As we grapple with the tragic loss of 16 Sherpas in an avalanche in the infamous Khumbu Icefall on Mount Everest on April 18, we look to the Sherpa community help us better understand what they are experiencing. Karsang Sherpa now lives in Denver and works for a…

Make a donation and 100 percent of the proceeds got to support the Sherpa community. And you get a beautiful print as a thank you. More here: http://www.sherpasfund.org The echo of the massive avalanche that swept 16 climbers to their death last Sunday, April 18, while climbing through the Khumbu Icefall has been heard around the…

For our annual Adventure Travel issue, we scoured the globe to find the 25 Best New Trips in the World for 2010, complete with a Best Trips photo gallery. Today, we present Nepal. The world's far corners are now well within reach. NEPAL: Visit to Sherpa City Nestled in the Himalayan foothills at 11,000 feet, the town of…

Stalled and shocked by the tragic avalanche through the Khumbu Icefall route, Ed Viesturs and the First Ascent team have been at base camp for about a week, “and that’s probably three days longer than we had originally anticipated.” The group had originally planned their summit push for tomorrow, but a combination of bad weather…