MOUNTAINS

Is the official height of Mount Everest accurate?
Norway is to undercut a mountainous peninsula to create the world’s first sea shipping tunnel
For the Swiss, the iconic yellow postbuses are much more than just a means of public transportation. Vitali Vitaliev hops on board for a journey of discovery
Norway is looking to gift a mountain to Finland as a 100th birthday present. But is it legally feasible?
As a Cumbrian hill in the Yorkshire Dales is offically declared a mountain by a mere six millimetres, Geographical talks to summit mapper Myrddyn Phillips about what defines a mountain
Chris Fitch travels to the Jungfrau region of Alpine Switzerland, where anyone can get under the skin of a mountain – literally
A development team from Iceland is bringing the top of the world to the heart of your living room
Northern and southern Europe reach new levels of connectivity, thanks to the opening of the world’s longest rail tunnel, under the Alps

Rock unsolid

Falling rocks and unstable cliff faces are always a hazard for mountain climbers, however, could climate change be adding to the danger?

Snow Bound

Travelling in the tiny and relatively new nation of Slovenia, Graeme Gourlay finds it impossible not to notice the connection its residents have with their landscape

What’s in a name?

The highest mountain in North America’s has been renamed ‘Denali’ after 98 years of being called ‘Mount McKinley’
A ride up La Rhune, on the French-Spanish border, gives an insight into a unique regional Basque landscape
At the Royal Society Summer Exhibition, a team of researchers discuss the future of the glaciers found on the world’s highest mountain
As California’s record drought continues, snowpack in the Sierra Nevada shrinks
The Isonzo Front, Slovenia, was one of the First World War’s most brutal campaigns. Today stretches of fortifications have been carefully restored and a ‘Walk of Peace’ has been created threading through the truly beautiful Slovenian landscape linking sites of…

Mount Ever-waste?

Reports out of Nepal claim that human waste created by mountain climbers is creating a health hazard on Mount Everest. We asked three climbers who have been to the summit to give their thoughts on the situation

The life of Scafell Pike

There’s a whole lot more to England’s highest mountain than just somewhere to take in a scenic view
Under the shadow of Mont Blanc, the Alpine town of Chamonix has been a tourist magnet since the 18th century. But as tourism and climate change put pressure on the surrounding environment, the local authorities have decided to act

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