Commercial climbing on Everest is in trouble as the mountain’s two biggest problems—the number of climbers and the deteriorating conditions—have expanded beyond anyone’s control.
Nick Heil is a contributing editor at Outside magazine and author of Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season. He lives in Santa Fe, N.M.
Ultra-marathon legend Micah True, a.k.a. Caballo Blanco, went out for a run and never returned. Nick Heil on what happened.