Sherpas Set New Records For Scaling Mount EverestA pair of sherpas set new records today for most climbs of the world's tallest mountain.
Companies: Everest Teams Helicoptered Down To Base CampAt least some of the Washington-based mountaineering companies with expeditions on Mount Everest say their teams have been evacuated by helicopter down to base camp from higher elevations, following the devastating Nepal earthquake and an ensuing avalanche near the world's highest peak.
Climb The Tallest Mountain In The World In 30 MinsMount 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.

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