Tag Archive: mountaineering

Huangshan mountain range, Anhui province, China.


Pangong Lake in Ladakh, India, on the China border with the Himalayas, by photographer Sanjeev Bhor.

Glacier Collapse

Videographer Ryan Taylor captured a dramatic glacier collapse in Mt. Cook National Park, New Zealand, during a ski mountaineering trip.

I would totally stay in the mountain shack, but I’d want to be alone. (Also? That preview image has nothing to do with the video.)

A shepherd in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia, by photographer Tariq Sawyer.

A shepherd in Iran, photographed by Hemad Nazari.

YouTuber Gab707 got this amazing footage over Hübschhorn East Ridge, Simplon Pass, Switzerland.

A night skier in the glow of aurora on the Yukon’s Tombstone range by photographer Reuben Krabbe.


Cat vs Climbing Wall

Guess who wins?

A tortoiseshell cat named Lalah negotiated the plastic finger holds along an indoor climbing wall at the Boulbaka2 Bouldering Gym in near Naha, Okinawa, Japan as she systematically climbed her way to the very top. According to the gym proprietors, this was a big accomplishment that was a long time coming for the resident kitty.

Up to half of of people who freeze to death are found partially or completely naked. DNews looks into the phenomenon of paradoxical undressing. New Scientist writes that “Between 20 and 50 per cent of deaths from hypothermia involve paradoxical undressing of some kind. Mountain rescuers are trained to expect it.”

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