Cliffhanger, The Eiger Sanction, The Ledge—climbing thrillers are nothing new. But what makes this novel different is that its author, Amy McCulloch, has actually climbed an 8,000-meter peak.
Longtime Everest chronicler Alan Arnette looks at how much it actually costs to climb Mount Everest, whether you do it on a "shoestring" budget or book the swankiest expedition out there. From the costs of travel to food to supplies to guides, it's all broken down here!
And Pasang Lhamu Sherpa Akita and Dawa Yangzum Sherpa became the first two Nepali women to climb Annapurna without using supplementary oxygen.