Weather

Sherpa smiling on the summit of Everest with Makalu behind him

Everest: As Bad Weather Continues, Impatience Grows

Some forecasts suggest that the weather window that opened...
rain and clouds

Unraveling the Mystery of the Late Triassic’s Two-Million-Year Rainy Season

The forty days and nights of rain during the...
A nomad's ger in deep snow, left, and a sheep pen with the dead sheep piled outside.

Herders Struggle to Survive Deadly Mongolian ‘Dzud’ Winter

Herders in Mongolia are undergoing an unusually harsh winter...
The Sphinx snow patch melts for the third consecutive year.

The Sphinx Snow Patch Melts for Just 10th Time in 300 Years

The longest-lasting snow patch in the UK has completely...
A tornado touches down in a green field

Many Canadian Tornadoes Too Polite to Get Noticed

If a tornado touches down in Saskatchewan and no...
a snowy forest

Temperature Dives to Record Lows in Eastern Siberia. Would you Believe -75˚C?

According to residents, the air temperature in the eastern...
svalbard reindeer

Svalbard Reindeer Flourish As Climate Warms

New research suggests that the reindeers' flexible diet might...
petra floods

1,700 Tourists Rescued From Flash Floods In Petra, Jordan

The crowded stone corridors of the popular tourist destination...
a rainbow halo around a thundercoud

A Rare Rainbow ‘Scarf’ Appears in China

What’s a rainbow scarf? The answer could be a...
kyrgyzstan avalanche video

Watch: Caught in a Massive Avalanche in the Tian Shan

When was the last time you stood below an...
Henet Wave drone

Measure the Height of a Wave Accurately? One Drone Company May Have the Answer

Given the world's easy access to all human knowledge,...
sun in antarctica

Arctic, Antarctica Shatter Heat Records Simultaneously

Over the weekend, soaring temperatures near the planet’s poles...

Poles Head to Trango’s Nameless Tower

Janusz Golab, Maciej Kimel, and Michal Krol have arrived...

Urubko Returns with a New Route on Pakistan’s Koshar Gang

Denis Urubko has returned to high-altitude mountaineering in grand...

The Ogre: Much More than the Classic Scott/Bonington Survival Tale

Baintha Brakk I (7,285m), better known as Ogre I,...

Manaslu: Departures, Explanations, and Another Storm

The action -- or inaction -- on winter Manaslu...
drone pilot

Drones Help Scottish Rescuers Search for Victims Lost in Tough Terrain

The next time you hear the high-pitched whine of...

Tomaszewski and Bielecki Open New Route on the Karakoram’s Frigid Uli Biaho

The last we heard, Marcin Tomaszewski and Damian Bielecki...

Winter Himalayan Teams Reach Base Camps. Plus: Sherpas to Antarctica

Winter officially begins in one week, and some teams...

Gelje Sherpa’s Big Gamble: A New Route on Winter Cho Oyu, From Nepal

Gelje Sherpa is trying to become the youngest 14x8000er...

Winter Climbers Prepare in Pakistan and Nepal

Kazuya Hiraide is busy with last-minute preparations in Hunza,...

Great Survival Stories: Tyson’s Wonderful Drift

The 1871-1873 Polaris expedition made it as far north...

Trango Towers: Shipton Spire Team Loses One Member

Marcin Tomaszewski has arrived in Pakistan, ready to tackle...
Female IFMGA mountain guide in Bugaboo Provincial Park

Changing Times: Three Prominent Female IFMGA Mountain Guides

Women make up less than 2% of all mountain...

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