is your definitive source for online Everest coverage. This page is a directory of all the stories related to Mount Everest, from live cybercasts of actual climbs, to interviews and profiles of climbers, scientific information, an array of features, and all related books and products. SCROLL DOWN TO BROWSE OR CLICK FOR: [1996] [1997] [1998] [1999]

"The highest of the world's mountains, it seems, has to make but a single gesture of magnificence to be the lord of all, vast in unchallenged and isolated supremacy." —George Mallory, 1924


Everest 1999North and South Side Expeditions
Join The Mountain Zone as we accompany world-renowned high-altitude climbers on two separate, simultaneous attempts on the world's highest peak. The attempts will be made from opposite sides of the mountain: Eric Simonson leads an expedition on the North Ridge in Tibet, and Pete Athans is leading a climb on the South Col route in Nepal.


Everest Marathon
The World's Highest Altitude Marathon
Expect a personal worst...


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"The end of the ridge and the end of the world... then nothing but that clear, empty air. There was nowhere else to climb. I was standing on the top of the world." —Stacy Allison, first American woman to summit Everest

"The wind is the appalling enemy. It is mind- destroying, physically- destroying, soul- destroying..." —Chris Bonnington, 1975

"I was in continual agony; I have never in my life been so tired as on the summit of Everest that day. I just sat and sat there, oblivious to everything..." —Reinhold Messner, 1980


American Scientific Everest Expedition
Rich multimedia site follows Wally Berg's team with daily photos, video, and audio satellite dispatches from the climbers.     "I felt pressure because of limited oxygen supply and just the situation of being alone and not wanting to come down the mountain behind everybody else..." — Wally Berg, Expedition Leader

North Side Expedition
Dispatches from mountain guide Dave Hahn, leader of the 1998 International Mountain Guides' North Side team.

The Trek to Basecamp
Todd Burleson cybercasts an Alpine Ascents guided trek through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal.

Ed Viesturs and IMAX EverestIMAX EVEREST
Ed Viesturs Interview
Dave Breashears Interview
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How High Is Everest?
Data collected on the '98 Everest Expedition suggests there may be no 29,000 foot peaks.

Quiet Hardguy Wally Berg
The four-time Everest summiter keeps a low profile, and keeps getting to the top.

Anatoli Boukreev killed on Annapurna Anatoli Boukreev Killed on Annapurna
The legendary climber died in an avalanche during a winter ascent—story; climbing resume; rare audio and photos; his last interview; and worldwide responses to his death.


Expedition T-Shirts
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"If you have a problem [on the North Side], you are toast. No rescue. Period..." —Eric Simonson, Mountain Guide

"People respected my experience, they hire me, they pay me what I am worth to coach their team... There is discipline, they understand the risk. I told them, you can succeed. You can also die..." —Anatoli Boukreev, (about the 1997 Indonesian climb)

"It was just the awareness that you were on a very thin knife-edge really with Tibet dropping off thousands of feet below you on one side and the Southwest Face of Everest on the other..." —Wally Berg, Mountain Guide


Alpine Ascents Expedition
Multimedia cybercast follows Todd Burleson's team with daily photos, stories, and audio satellite dispatches from the climbers.     "I've been to Everest eight times now, and it never ceases to amaze me that you are always, always facing the great unknown..." — Todd Burleson, Mountain Guide

Anatoli Boukreev Interview
Exclusive interview with the legendary Himalayan climber as he prepared to lead the Indonesian team to the first summit of the year.

Everest Northside The North Side Route
Mountain guide Eric Simonson gives the blow by blow on the other side of Everest.

The Trek to Base Camp
Photos and daily journal of the classic trek from Kathmandu through the Himalayas of Nepal. Rich in culture, lore, and climbing history.


Everest—Mountain Without Mercy by Broughton Coburn
Shop online for the story of the IMAX expedition.

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"Even the summit of Everest is not beyond the capacity of an unassisted man. But the risks are enormous." —Sir Edmund Hillary

"There is a world of difference between being a brilliant climber and an able guide..." —Jon Krakauer, Climber & Author

"I have considered what might have happened had I not made a rapid descent... I think it likely I would have died with the client climbers... or had to have left them on the mountain to go for help in Camp IV where there was nobody able or willing to conduct rescue efforts..." —Anatoli Boukreev, Mountain Guide


What Really Happened In The Thin Air
Jon Krakauer debates the 1996 tragedy with guides Anatoli Boukreev and Lopsang Sherpa.

    "The night was overpoweringly empty. The black silhouette of Lhotse lurked half-sensed, half-seen, still below. Mostly there was nothing. We hung suspended in a timeless void. Intense cold penetrated... nothing to do but shiver and wait for the sun to rise." — Tom Hornbein, 1963 bivy at 28,000'

Neal Beidleman and Everest 1996 Climbers Gather to Sort Out '96 Tragedy
Includes audio from Tom Hornbien, Neal Beidleman, Anatoli Boukreev and Charlotte Fox.

Scott Fischer's Last Climb
Bulletins hit the Web days before traditional news sources picked up the story. Over a dozen climbers missing after dark on Everest.

Lopsang Sherpa Killed in Avalanche
Lead climbing sherpa on Fischer's team dies months later on Everest. Archived video with Lopsang.

Audio of Scott Fischer from Kilimanjaro
Hear Fischer's satellite phone from a cybercast climb on Kilimanjaro in January 1996.

Playing Scott Fischer
Interview with Peter Horton who portrayed Scott Fischer in the ABC movie, Into Thin Air: Death on Everest.


Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Shop online for the best selling book on the 1996 climb.

The Climb by Anatoli Boukreev
Shop online for Boukreev's account of the 1996 climb.

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