Everest and the conquest of nature

My connection to the world's highest mountain, and what the shrinking of wildness and mystery means for the human subconscious

Unconquerable Man

6 June 2013 Everest climbers 2012

The language of exploration is often the language of conquest and war, but our species has been too successful in imposing our will on the world. Where do find our sense of adventure in an age of limits?

Everest: from mythical peak to the world's highest garbage dump

4 June 2013 Kathmandu, Nepal, Himalayas, Everest

Sixty years after my great-uncle's expedition conquered Everest, perhaps it's time we changed our attitude to adventuring. Published in The Guardian.

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