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Swiss mountain pass will lose all glacier ice ‘in a few weeks’ for first time in centuries

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The thick layer of ice that has covered a Swiss mountain pass for centuries will have melted away completely within a few weeks, according to a local ski resort. After a dry winter, the summer heatwaves hitting Europe...

Mountain rescuers braced for busy summer as UK holiday boom continues

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The light is fading fast in the Peak District and, somewhere between the heather and the hills, comes an urgent cry for help. Emergency responders scramble into action, reeling off grid references into walkie talkies ...

Australian mountain climber Matthew Eakin one of two men found dead on K2

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An Australian and a Canadian climber have been found dead on K2, with the world’s second-highest mountain in Pakistan claiming at least three lives in recent weeks. The Himalayan Times identified the Australian mounta...

At least six dead after chunk of glacier breaks loose on Italian mountain

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At least six people have died after a large chunk of Alpine glacier broke loose and slid down a mountainside in Italy. The collapse on Sunday afternoon sent ice, snow and rock slamming into hikers on a popular trail o...

Snowflake Mountain: Netflix reality show braves the culture wars

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The bones of the new Netflix series Snowflake Mountain are as old as time. It’s a reality show about adversity, where a gang of ill-equipped people are dragged out into the wilderness and forced to fend for themselves...

Skiing on a sacred mountain: Indigenous Americans stand against a resort’s expansion

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Hopi farmer Bucky Preston talks to the clouds that form atop Arizona’s tallest mountain. And they talk back. Per 2,000 anni, communication with the sky has been an important traditional farming method of the Hopi and...

Skiing on a sacred mountain: Indigenous Americans stand against a resort’s expansion

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Hopi farmer Bucky Preston talks to the clouds that form atop Arizona’s tallest mountain. And they talk back. Per 2,000 anni, communication with the sky has been an important traditional farming method of the Hopi and...

Yellowstone renames mountain linked to massacre of Native Americans

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Yellowstone national park has renamed the peak that was once known as Mount Doane to First Peoples Mountain, in a decision to strip from the famed wildlands an “offensive name” evoking the murders of nearly 200 Native...

Mountain labs turn Honduras from cocaine way station into producer

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After an hour-long hike from the nearest road, a Honduran anti-narcotics inspector with a shotgun slung from his shoulder led the way into a mountainside clearing littered with wilting coca bushes his unit had uproote...

Mountain records, bartered art and brand new doctors – take the Thursday quiz

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Welcome to the Thursday quiz, where each stab at humour is “even less funny than previous risible attempts” according to one satisfied customer in the comments the other week. You face 15 questions on topical news and...

L'incendio del New Mexico si sta diffondendo a nord verso le località turistiche di montagna vicino a Taos

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Molte case vicino al più grande incendio d'America sono sopravvissute all'ultima raffica di venti ululanti e fiamme irregolari, ma martedì il governatore del New Mexico ha affermato che il rischio di ulteriori distruzioni è alto e che i costi a lungo termine di ...

Italy’s elite mountain troops face inquiry over harassment claims

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Italy’s defence minister has called for an investigation after more than 100 women reported being sexually harassed during an annual parade held by Italy’s elite mountain troops, the Alpini, last weekend. The women, m...

Pianist Lang Lang performs 3,454 metres up a Swiss mountain – video

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The Chinese piano star gave a sky-high performance on the Jungfraujoch, a saddle between two peaks of the Bernese Alps, near Europe's highest railway station

Hope for Kenya’s mountain bongos as five released into sanctuary

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Five mountain bongos have been released into a sanctuary in Kenya, a milestone in the fight for the animals’ survival with fewer than 100 left in the wild Considered critically endangered, the chestnut-coloured mounta...

Reach your peak: 10 of the best UK hill and mountain walks

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Peak aficionados favour Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, but for something quieter, these two mini-mountains offer an equally pleasing climb. Set in the lush pastures of the White Peak and formed from the calcified remain...

‘Pretty awesome’: celebrity mountain lion’s walkabout excites Los Angeles residents

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On Tuesday night, a quiet street in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles had a rare celebrity visitor. P22, the city’s most famous mountain lion, was spotted around 7pm on Berkeley Circle, about three and a hal...

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