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Living in Everest’s shadow: the Sherpa people of Khumbu

Living in Everest’s shadow: the Sherpa people of Khumbu

ByGeographical StaffJun 27, 2022
The Sherpa people of Nepal’s Khumbu region have a complex relationship with Everest, the world’s tallest mountain
A train ride through Kazakhstan

A train ride through Kazakhstan

ByGeographical StaffJun 24, 2022
Photographer Mario Heller took a 7,500-kilometre train journey around Kazahstn spending 225 hours over 17 days on its railways.
Ten years on: London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Ten years on: London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

ByRory WalshJun 23, 2022
Rory Walsh explores London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and its impact on the surrounding area a decade after it hosted the games
The global effort to improve the world’s slums

The global effort to improve the world’s slums

ByMark RoweJun 22, 2022
One billion people around the world still live in sub-optimal housing, but attitudes towards upgrading slums are changing
Dugout canoes in Estonia’s Soomaa National Park

Dugout canoes in Estonia’s Soomaa National Park

ByBryony CottamJun 17, 2022
Saving the UNESCO-recognised culture of making dugout-canoe in Estonia’s often flooded Soomaa National Park
Rhiane Fatinikun on founding Black Girls Hike and making the outdoors more inclusive

Rhiane Fatinikun on founding Black Girls Hike and making the outdoors more inclusive

ByBryony CottamJun 17, 2022
We caught up with the winner of the 2022 RGS-IBG Geographical Award, Rhiane Fatinikun, to talk about Black Girls Hike
The fight for fish in Cameroon’s disputed waters

The fight for fish in Cameroon’s disputed waters

Along Cameroon’s coastline, a battle for once-rich waters is taking place, pitting artisanal fishers against huge industrial trawlers
The world’s fastest growing cities by population

The world’s fastest growing cities by population

ByGeographical StaffJun 8, 2022
By 2050, 68 per cent of the world population is projected to live in urban areas. Here are the world’s 10 fastest growing cities
The role of the monarchy: where do royals still rule?

The role of the monarchy: where do royals still rule?

ByGeographical StaffJun 1, 2022
The role of the British Monarchy is largely ceremonial but in many countries royals still wield significant power
The rise of life-changing social circuses

The rise of life-changing social circuses

Zip zap circus in South Africa is one of a growing number of ‘social circuses’ that is transforming the lives of marginalised youths
A walk through Stourbridge’s heart of glass

A walk through Stourbridge’s heart of glass

ByRory WalshMay 25, 2022
A historic walk through Stourbridge in the Black Country which was was once the world centre of glass making
The photography of Captain William Shakespear

The photography of Captain William Shakespear

ByGeographical StaffMay 23, 2022
The photographs of Captain William Shakespear (1878 – 1915) are among the earliest and finest images of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait.
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