Memorials to climbers who lost their lives on Everest.
Since Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay conquered Everest/Chomolungma in 1953, commercial mass mountaineering has put unsustainable pressure on unique environments and communities.
This year is shaping up to be one of the deadliest on record. Here are some of the challenges climbers face when attempting to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
The mountain climbing industry has transformed the lives of the Sherpas – both for good and bad. A new book focuses on their lives and deeds.
Ron Eland, a South African Olympian who would go on to represent Great Britain in the 1948 Olympic Games.
Ron Eland Private Archives/Author supplied
A new book explores physical culture in a social and historical context, focusing on colonial settings.
Engraving from John Chardin’s Travels into Persia and the East Indies, 1686, showing Mount Ararat, Turkey.
Before reaching summits became part of the new ‘sublime’ in the late 18th century, people didn’t climb mountains.
The man who explained the greenhouse effect was accidentally killed by his wife.
It’s possible to lower the risks in adventure tourism to make it safer but legislators are grappling with the question of how to regulate the experience without killing the excitement.
The rise in adventure tourism is prompting a close examination of how to regulate it. But how to regulate risk without killing the adventure?
Climbers begin the long ascent.
The 2019 season has been one of Mount Everest’s deadliest for climbers.
Overcrowding and inexperience is proving a dangerous combination on the world’s highest peaks. Is it time to introduce controls on who can climb them?
I’ll take the high road…
Danka & Peter
The answer to life, the universe and everything is not 42, but 282.
Copyright DAV/Deutsche Himalaja-Stiftung
A new exhibition captures the moment when Germany started to rebuild her national pride, in the Himalayan mountains.
Climbing a mountain has more to do with how your body deals with altitude, which you can’t control.
While acclimatising is more important, here’s the training you should undertake to go mountain-climbing.
Brexit, like Annapurna, could be a long and dangerous slog.
The story of the first ascent of Annapurna offers a remarkable insight into today’s European relations.
A scene from the movie Hidden Figures.
Twentieth Century Fox
Planet 50:50 is a worthy aspiration this International Women’s Day – but there is still a mountain to climb and employers need to help.
Dusting off the archives: Griff Pugh at work at altitude.
Royal Geographical Society (with IBG)
Scientists almost never get to be household names just for doing science. Most who impact the public consciousness, like Brian Cox, Richard Dawkins and Stephen Hawking, tend to at least combine the science…