The Business of Everest: What It Pays to Risk It All

After leaving Base Camp to Camp One, climbers have to cross the Khambu Icefall area, one of the more dangerous areas of the Everest expedition Photograph by Nawang Sherpa/Bogati via Zuma Press

Update: The mountain has spoken. Following fresh ice avalanches this week, it is almost certain that no one will summit the world’s highest peak from Nepal this season. 

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