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Alexander Pancoe in Chicago prepping for Mount Everest.

This brain tumor survivor plans to climb Mount Everest — and he’s using the frigid temperature during the polar vortex to practice

Alexander Pancoe plans to climb one of the tallest peaks in the world, but the temperature in Chicago is colder than what he'll experience on Everest.

Taiwanese ‘bikini climber’ dies after falling into gorge

Wu had called for assistance on her satellite phone after falling, but poor weather prevented a helicopter rescue.
Lhakpa Sherpa stands on the summit of Mount Everest in 2016.

What the top of Mount Everest is really like, according to the woman who’s been there a record-breaking 9 times

Everest record-holder Lhakpa Sherpa describes what it's like to reach the top of the world's tallest mountain, a place she knows better than almost anyone else on the planet.
Sherpas sit at the base camp after a Mount Everest expedition was cancelled in Solukhumbu district on April 27, 2014.

Everest is becoming a conveyor belt of hikers who pay $25,000 to do the climb — these images reveal what the trek really looks like

Everest is the world's highest mountain. But those who've climbed it say the trek is often a highly romanticized, overcrowded hike. A new documentary called "Mountains" explores people's fascination with the world's highest peaks.

Mt. Everest is not the hardest mountain to climb — here’s what makes K2 so much worse

Vanessa O'Brien...