Mount Everest gets all the credit, but Hawaii’s Mauna Kea (an idle volcano that’s been around for, you know, a million years) is technically the world’s tallest mountain. Technically. While it stands 13,800ft above sea level, more than two thirds of the hill is actually submerged underwater, which brings the total height to 33,136ft.
The Bradford Washburn American Mountaineering Museum in Golden has some amazing history inside. The museum is a good deal, too.
A woman from Vail is the first American woman to complete the Everest Trilogy, summiting three of the world’s highest peaks.
A Colorado photographer who had to be airlifted off Mount Everest won’t return to a National Geographic expedition up the mountain.
A Boulder-based photographer and climber for National Geographic had to be airlifted off of Mount Everest for fear he was suffering from pulmonary embolism or a blood clot in the lungs.
Ten years ago Erik Weihenmayer became the first and only blind man to scale Everest. He didn’t need to see it — he felt it — he lived it. He introduced people to a world with no barriers.
Generations of climbers have been inspired by the simple fact that a mountain is there. That’s the basis of a new IMAX movie at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.