Tag Archive: mountaineering


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

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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.

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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.”

Danny Macaskill perched atop the Sgurr Dearg, aka “Inaccessible Pinnacle,” on Cullin Ridge, Isle of Skye, Scotland, photographed by Chris Prescott.

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Da Nuru Sherpa coiling rope at Ama Dablam, near Everest’s Camp 2, by photographer Aaron Huey.

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BBC Earth Unplugged takes us through some of the top nature hacks.

A stone cabin in the Himalayas, Nepal.

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