Thirteen people are now confirmed dead and three are still missing after an avalanche hit the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest. The avalanche barreled down a narrow climbing pass where Sherpa guides were making their way up. The guides were hauling gear to the higher camps for climbers to use in their attempt to reach the summit next month.
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.
A team of doctors and elite athletes are just back from a study that’s far from the science lab.
A six-member Mayo Clinic team leaves Rochester Monday for a month-long expedition to Nepal and Mount Everest.