Adventurer Adrian Hayes enjoys a sunrise view from the Ice Seracs, 26 July 2014. Photo: Adrian Hayes

Adventure Trail: Adrian Hayes talks big goals, the perils of scaling K2 and information overload

  • A self-described school dropout who defied the odds to achieve his dream of summiting Everest explains how his journey to climb Pakistan’s K2 helped him put his life priorities back into perspective
Topic |   Climbing and mountaineering

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Adventurer Adrian Hayes enjoys a sunrise view from the Ice Seracs, 26 July 2014. Photo: Adrian Hayes
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Climbers line up for hours to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible via AFP
Gregory Reck
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Opinion

Gregory Reck

The real tragedy behind the Everest traffic jam: climate catastrophe and the capitalist malaise at the heart of contemporary life

  • Everest is one in a long list of indigenous holy sites that have become commodified and sold to the wealthy. While these experiences are packaged as a chance to get closer to nature, the underlying theme is of conquest

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Climbers line up for hours to reach the summit of Mount Everest on May 22. Photo: @nimsdai Project Possible via AFP
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