The Wednesday Five: The Best Longreads

The past year was robust with incredible reporting on women’s stories. Here are some of the best longreads of 2016 that took us in-depth into women’s lives.


The Most Successful Female Everest Climber of All Time Is a Housekeeper in Hartford, Connecticut

Grayson Schaffer | Outside Magazine | May 10, 2016

Lhakpa Sherpa has climbed Everest more than any other woman, but few people know her name. Part of the reason has been the media’s legacy of diminishing the accomplishments of Sherpa climbers, but also: “since 2004, she has been too frightened to speak to reporters.” That’s the year she says she was assaulted by her ex-husband, Everest summiter George Dijmarescu.



‘I Have No Choice but to Keep Looking’

Jennifer Percy | New York Times | Aug. 2, 2016

Five years after a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, a husband is still searching the sea for his missing wife, joined by a father looking for his daughter.

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