In light of a deadly incident last year at Mount Everest, Nepalese guides have charted a modified route to reduce avalanche risk. Trouble is, it will expose climbers to some extremely challenging – and potentially deadly – terrain.
Mountain climber Mark Roberts was climbing Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales, last month when a piece of ice fell from above, causing him to tumble 100 feet down the slope. He happened to capture the entire thing on his helmet camera.
The great challenge for any climber is to conquer each continent's tallest mountain. But tomorrow's climbers can consider a far more extreme challenge: leaving Earth to climb the tallest peaks of the solar system. Here's how they'll do it.