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Mountaineers attempting first ever summit of K2 during winter
K2 is the second-highest peak in the world and the only summit over 8,000 metres never to have been reached during winter.
In conversation with Nadhira Al Harthy
Al Harthy was part of the all-female Arab team, Joyce Azzam and Nelly Attar of Lebanon and Mona Shahab of Saudi Arabia who climbed to the top of the world’s tallest mountain in the controversial 2019 season.
Nepal reopens to mountaineers after seven month lockdown
Mountaineers can once again scale the peaks of Nepal's Himalayas. The country has opened its borders after a seven month lockdown.
Avid hikers raise thousands for frontline healthcare workers
Life can be pretty monotonous under lockdown but two amateur climbers from London have found a way to shake up their daily routine and raise money for charity. Charlie Harbord and Harry Richards have challenged each other to climb Mount Everest without leaving their home.
France's Macron to unveil measures to protect Mont Blanc from 'wackos'
A local mayor said poor legislation allows "pseudo mountaineers" to put their lives and that of others in danger.
Alpinism achieves UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage recognition
This is the culmination of efforts from France, Switzerland and Italy that began in 2009.
Record breaking Egyptian mountaineer Omar Samra talks triumphs and tragedy
Sixteen years ago, Egyptian adventurer Omar Samra turned his back on a successful career in finance to pursue his love of the great outdoors.
Three major trails on Mount Fuji have opened to trekkers for the summer climbing season
At the Fujisanhongu Sengentaisha shrine down the mountain, a Shinto ritual was held to mark the opening of one of the trails. People offered spring water from the foot of Mount Fuji while praying for trekkers' safety.
The environmental cost of climbing Mount Everest
The Nepalese government is considering imposing tough new measures against mountaineers spoiling the peak.
Before fatal descent, British climber wrote he feared Everest overcrowding could prove deadly
Robin Haynes Fisher wrote on Instagram last week that he had delayed his trek to the Himalayan summit in hopes of smaller crowds.
Deaths of Irish and British climbers bring Mount Everest toll to 10
It came during a season that has been plagued by bad weather and overcrowding on the peak.
Indian army claims to have found Yeti 'footprints', prompting mockery
For centuries mountaineers and researchers have been searching for the Yeti so could his "footprints" been found by the Indian army?
Burabay National Park: Explore Kazakhstan's wilderness on horseback
Burabay National Park takes its name from the lake and the town nearby. Wild nature, in a mosaic of hills, steppes, forests and lakes, stretches for 835 square kilometers. One of the best ways to enjoy this wild nature is on horse back, while there is also a diverse abundance of flora and fauna.
Discover the Shahdag mountain and the Greater Caucasus range
The Shahdag mountain resort in Azerbaijan is renowned for its amazing rocks, high mountain herds and flocks and the traditional way of life of local villagers. It’s the perfect place to explore the Greater Caucasus range.
Climbing season kicks off at Mount Fuji for Yamanashi trails
People gathered at the summit of Mount Fuji before dawn on Sunday to view the sunrise on the first day of the climbing season.
Legendary El Capitan claims another two climbers
Yosemite's trademark peak proves too much for American pair who fall to their deaths.
Search for Bulgarian mountaineer Boyan Petrov ends without success
The zoologist was separated from his climbing group on April 29 to attempt a solo summit without oxygen.
Mtirala: Georgian nature at its purest
The Mtirala National Park in Georgia's autonomous republic of Adjara is a protected site and a paradise for hiking, bird-watching and adventure!
Georgian Adventures: Okatse Canyon
From breathtaking views to extreme sports, Okatse Canyon has lots to offer visitors
Search for top Bulgarian mountaineer missing in bid to reach Tibetan summit
18 years ago he survived cancer but developed diabetes while receiving chemotherapy; 3 years ago, he survived a coma after being struck by a car while researching wildlife in the Pirin Mountains of Bulgaria; now he is missing on a Tibetan mountain.
Man's 'suicidal' solo mission to scale mountain is abruptly halted
Russian-Polish mountaineer Denis Urubko planned to attempt the first winter ascent of K2 with a team of climbers, but abandoned base camp on Saturday after arguing with the expedition leader.
'It was not a choice I made myself, it was forced upon me,' French alp
French climber, Elisabeth Revol, recounted to the AFP how she was rescued from Pakistan's "Killer Mountain" and why she was forced to leave her partner behind.
One climber saved, another stranded on Pakistan's "killer mountain"
France's Elisabeth Revol is saved by Poland's Winter Climbing team, but Tomasz Mackiewicz remains stuck at 7000m.
Solo climbers banned by Nepal from climbing Mount Everest
New laws designed to reduce accidents in the Himalayas mean that solo mountaineers and climbs by some disabled people will be banned
Cameroon: the treasures of "Africa in miniature"
In this edition of Focus, we are off to Cameroon, to discover the incredible diversity of this country, described by many as “Africa in Miniature”.
Ayers Rock closed to climbers from 2019
Australia's world famous Uluru/ Ayers Rock will be closed to climbers from 2019. The ban is set to be enforced from the 26th October 2019 exactly 34 years after the rock was handed back to its original owners.