Watch: Cory Richards Trains for New Route Up Everest

Cory Richards and Esteban ‘Topo’ Mena are planning a massive undertaking of a new route up Everest. This video profiles Richards and his training.

First ascents on Mount Everest are hard to come by. The last time someone put up a new route on the world’s highest mountain was 10 years ago, according to¬†Alan Arnette’s coverage.

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Nate Mitka

Midwest born, Nate Mitka is based in the GearJunkie Denver office. He is an advocate of all outdoor activities and has developed some habits, like running without headphones, eating raw vegetables, and fixing the chain on his ratty old bike.