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Tides - Strange Eden

In this extract from his new book, Tides, mountain climber and critically-acclaimed author Nick Bullock recounts an eventful climb in the French Alps, one with echoes of a much more tragic past
Trivia fans take note, Mount Hope in the British Antarctic Territory has recently been re-measured and found to out-reach the previous highest peak by a comfortable 50 metres
Among the Himalaya region, which along with most of the rest of the planet is steadily warming, there lies an aberration which is allowing glaciers in the area to remain stable, even grow in size, rather than melt and shrink
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…

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