Latest Mountaineering Stories

2009-01-14 20:20:56

As sub-zero temperatures are being reported across the United States, doctors warn of frostbite danger. Exposure to very cold can cause the skin cells to become frozen and damaged -- sometimes permanently -- and bad cases may necessitate amputation.

2009-01-13 13:48:00

Then warm up - and protect yourself from the dangers of frostbite ROSEMONT, Ill., Jan. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Severe temperatures are hitting most of the country this week, but cold weather is no excuse to sit inside over the long winter months.

2009-01-07 14:10:10

A hot dog vendor who paid $362, 201 for the food-vending rights for a New York corner says the prime position is worth every penny. First-time vendor Pasang Sherpa said when the Metropolitan Museum of Art auctioned off the sales rights to two of its corners, he decided to pay an additional $81,701 to

2008-12-30 14:37:00

Results of a new study indicate that otherwise healthy older children and adolescents who visit high-altitude destinations may develop acute mountain sickness in the first few days after they arrive.

2008-12-12 23:04:38

Most deaths during expeditions to the summit of Mount Everest occur during descents from the summit in the so-called death zone, U.S.

2008-11-17 07:45:00

Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.

2008-10-17 14:52:45

A study of professional mountain climbers has shown that high-altitude exposure can cause subtle white and grey matter changes to the area of the brain involved in motor activity.

2008-09-23 09:00:30

NEW YORK, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- My Urban Sherpa, an insider's guide to the best of New York City, today unveiled its new mobi site: http://www.myurbansherpa.mobi/.

2008-09-16 18:00:17

By Jasbir Authi A WARD End pharmacist will be scaling new heights in his quest to raise money for a city charity. Yaser Baig, aged 26, is busy training for a gruelling ten-day trek to Mount Everest Base Camp from November 22.

2008-09-14 00:00:19

Mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick will be swapping the dangerous peaks of the world to talk to an audience at Stafford Gatehouse theatre next month. He has a reputation of being the most extreme speaker on the mountaineering circuit, with stand-up talents to rival the top comedy acts in the UK.

Word of the Day
  • To writhe; struggle or twist about with more or less force; wriggle.
  • To scribble, jot.
The word 'scriggle' is likely an alteration of 'wiggle'.