The source of the Yamuna River, one of the major rivers draining the Himalayas.
A new report predicts that one-third of the ice in the Himalayas will melt, even if we contain global warming to 1.5C. So what does that mean for the flood-prone valleys below?
Mountains keep growing and growing and growing for many millions of years until they are so heavy that they can no longer grow taller, only wider.
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When I was little, geologists worked out Earth's surface was made of pieces, like a giant puzzle. Those pieces, called “tectonic plates”, move and bump into each other and mountains form.
Dorothy Wordsworth's ambitious walking practices helped to encourage female mountaineers to follow in her footsteps.
A satellite image of the pristine forest atop Mount Lico.
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Conservationists scaled the sheer cliffs of Mount Lico as part of wider effort to build the case for the protection of Mozambique's mountain forests.
Earthquake survivors are living in tents in western Iran.
AP Photo/Vahid Salemi
The Nov. 12 earthquake wasn't centered on any known major faults in the Earth's crust. In its wake, scientists will collect data to add detail to what they know about seismic activity in the area.
Everest: The Hillary Step is (or was) just 100 metres below the summit.
Reports claim the feature has vanished – but then mountains are always changing shape.
A degraded wetland in the Pilot Wilderness area, Kosciuszko National Park, is subject to increasing numbers of feral horses.
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A reliable water supply from Australia's mountain catchments depends on intact and functioning ecosystems.
Remote mountain regions like the Upper Mustang in Nepal are often neglected by the rest of the world.
Remote mountain regions are closer to the climate problem than we think, particularly in the context of safeguarding essential ecosystem services such as safe and adequate water.
The summit of Mt Zagaras north of Athens.
In ancient times, they were the shrines and ritual sites to the Greek gods. These days, they're astonishingly unloved and neglected.
Demanding the awe and wonder it deserves.
Papa Lima Whiskey 2
It was day two of our 18 day trek to Everest’s Base Camp when in the afternoon our head guide Lhakpa Nurbu Sherpa sombrely reported to me that 16 Sherpas had been killed in an avalanche on the mountain…
Going where thousands have gone before.
Everest climbing season is underway. For a few weeks each spring, the weather improves just enough to give climbers a chance of scaling the world’s tallest mountain. As increasing numbers flock to Everest…
Bleached and healthy corals on the Great Barrier Reef near Queensland’s Keppel Islands.
Australia’s coral reefs and mountain-top ecosystems are set to suffer from climate change, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest summary of the research. The threats to these…
The magnificence of Mont Blanc, thanks to the Bossons Glacier.
Glaciers are monstrously huge pieces of ice. For millions of years their movements have eroded mountains to create some of nature’s most beautiful landscapes. But according to a new study, rather than…
Scientists have discovered the elixir to the world’s most renown mountains’ exceedingly long health: landslides and erosion…