The actor and singer has signed on to portray Silvia Vásquez-Lavado, the first openly gay woman to scale the Seven Summits, in the upcoming biopic.
The latest death has reignited an Everest debate that strikes at the heart of all extreme sports. Of course, what has happened to Maria is devastating, for her family, friends and loved ones. But did she die doing something she loved knowing the risks involved? Yes.
Recent deaths, including that of an Australian woman, have reignited debate over whether climbing Mount Everest should be stopped altogether.
Three climbers have died in the last three days.
KABUL, Afghanistan -- From a mountaintop some 7,200 feet above sea level, a group of female Afghan mountaineers huddle together
Climbers have been complaining for years that Mount Everest has become too crowded, making it both unpleasant and hazardous