Mount Everest

Bad News For Future Everest Climbers

CBC | Posted 06.22.2014 | Canada Travel

A walkout by Sherpa mountain climbers following the tragic deaths of 16 guides on Mount Everest will certainly have an impact on the Nepalese econom...

A New Price To Pay To Climb Everest

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 03.03.2014 | Canada Travel

(KATHMANDU-AFP) - Climbers scaling Mount Everest will have to bring back eight kilograms (17.6 pounds) of garbage under new rules designed to clean up...

It's Now Cheaper To Climb Here

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 02.16.2014 | Canada Travel

(KATHMANDU-AFP) - Nepal will slash climbing fees for Everest and other Himalayan peaks to attract more mountaineers, despite existing concerns of over...

My Near-Death Experience at the Top of Mount Everest [PHOTOS]

Elia Saikaly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Canada Travel
Elia Saikaly

It's 9 p.m. on May 20 and we've been in the death zone on Mt. Everest, the world above 8,000m for just over five hours. For the first time in my life, I am terrified to fall asleep. Why? Because I'm afraid I'm not going to wake up. This is the most terrifying moment of my life. With the sound of oxygen flowing through an artificial mask, I surrender and drift away wondering whether or not I will ever wake up.

The Woman Who Made it up Everest -- Then Died

Shannon Skinner | Posted 09.08.2012 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

2012-06-18-ShannonSkinner.jpg On May 19, 2012, Shriya Shah-Klorfine became the first Canadian woman of South Asian origin to summit Mount Everest. Only a few hours later, at the age of 33, Shriya died on the descent. This past weekend, nearly two months later, her friends and loved ones gathered at a memorial service to celebrate Shriya's extraordinary life. I wanted to celebrate it, too. So I decided to honour her in this blog.

The Week That Was: Going Out on a Limb...

Danielle Crittenden | Posted 08.02.2012 | Canada
Danielle Crittenden

I know I should be more high-minded when looking at the week in hindsight. Of course you want to hear about the very worthy and important events that have happened, and how HuffPost has rocked in every way in covering them. And yet... Ding dong! "Package for you. Just sign here..." is really what we're all talking about, isn't it? Too soon? (I heard you snickering.)

Everest Team Unable To Retrieve Toronto Woman's Body

CBC | Posted 07.26.2012 | Canada

The body of a Canadian woman who died climbing Mount Everest has been brought partway down the mountain. Bad weather had hamp...

'Thought I Was In A Morgue'

CBC | Posted 07.23.2012 | Canada

A Canadian woman who was climbing Mount Everest the same weekend four others died provided a chilling description of her own perilous jou...

The Summit of Cho Oyu, Part 2: Between Life and Death

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.19.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Imagine being in total darkness, knowing if you fall you die, and being so completely out of breath and energy that you can only move forward an inch at a time. I'm wasted. Finished. Out of energy. My only savior at this point is the sun.

Summiting Tibet's Mount Cho Oyu (Part I)

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

The reality here is this: People die on 8,000-meter mountains and it is irresponsible not to have a plan in place in the event that something goes wrong. I found myself packing all of my gear as though I was never going to return.

Tragedy High Above the Clouds

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.08.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Hardship Never-Ending

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.07.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Giving Up on a Dream to Save a Life

Elia Saikaly | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Social Media Brings Youth to New Heights

Elia Saikaly | Posted 09.18.2011 | Canada
Elia Saikaly

Using HD cameras, high-altitude laptops, video conferencing, geo-mapping software, helmet cams and social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, my team and I successfully transmitted a broadcast quality web series online to Canadian classrooms day to day from Everest base camp to the top of the world.