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Cancer survivor's challenge to climb Kitzsteinhorn - The Argus


Cancer survivor's challenge to climb Kitzsteinhorn
The Argus
Mrs Botting, 56, said: “I've always loved the Austrian Alps since we used to have winter holidays there – but I never climbed a mountain. I always used the ski lift or cable car. “Kitzsteinhorn is a breathtaking mountain and I decided to do something ...

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Hiker's body on Longs Peak identified - The Coloradoan


Hiker's body on Longs Peak identified
The Coloradoan
Rocky Mountain National Park East District Ranger Mark Pita talks about the dangers of Longs Peak. Stephen ... The peak season for climbing Longs is mid-July through October, when the snow melts in the spring and before winter begins at high elevation.

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Dangers of altitude sickness - Australian Geographic (blog)


Dangers of altitude sickness
Australian Geographic (blog)
AFTER PITCHING HIS tent on the north ridge of Mt Everest in May 2011, Andrew Lock began to feel unwell. It was late afternoon, the temperature was well below freezing and he'd climbed to an altitude of about 8350m. No stranger to the effects of high ...

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The Sun Shines on K2 - Outside Magazine


Outside Magazine

The Sun Shines on K2
Outside Magazine
On Sunday, three Americans, led by Garrett Madison of Madison Mountaineering, reached the K2 summit along with their Sherpas. "This climb is everything it is made out to be," said expedition member Alan Arnette, who at age 58 became the oldest person ...

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On World War I Centenary, Chasing a Soldier's Memory - Newsweek


Newsweek

On World War I Centenary, Chasing a Soldier's Memory
Newsweek
It's a cold May morning at 6,000 feet in the Eastern Alps. Knee-deep in icy snow just below the summit of Mount Čukla, lost in the fog and clinging to wet rocks, I am standing on the site of one of the most brutal battles of World War I, 100 years ...

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