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Himalayas' future is warmer, not necessarily brighter

Himalayas' future is warmer, not necessarily brighter

Recent deadly mountain incidents have created concern about climate change in Nepal
Himalaya girl power: Treks 'by women, for women'

Himalaya girl power: Treks 'by women, for women'

After striking out in the male-dominated trekking business, three sisters strike out on their own to lead women-only treks
An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

An empty Everest: Perfect time to climb?

While most climbers have abandoned Everest since a tragic avalanche claimed 16 Sherpa lives, one American woman is determined to summit
Climbers head home as Everest Sherpas refuse to work

Climbers head home as Everest Sherpas refuse to work

Though Mount Everest officially remains open, climbers and guides in Nepal are abandoning the 2014 season
Everest climbing season on hold after avalanche deaths

Everest climbing season on hold after avalanche deaths

Just days away from the start of the season, expeditions are unsure if climbs will go ahead
Mount Kinabalu: Spiritual peak of Borneo

Mount Kinabalu: Spiritual peak of Borneo

One of the highest mountains in Southeast Asia, this popular Borneo attraction is home to the region's departed souls
Moving mountains. Altitude training without leaving Sydney

Moving mountains. Altitude training without leaving Sydney

Virtually scaling the peaks delivers high-end performance for the dedicated sports enthusiast
Inside the cold heart of an Icelandic volcano

Inside the cold heart of an Icelandic volcano

A rare chance to step back in time beneath the crust of the earth
Strangest things you can buy on a mountain

Strangest things you can buy on a mountain

We're not talking crampons or carabiners ... more like canines and cannabis
Deadly traffic jam on top of the world

Deadly traffic jam on top of the world

Is Everest safe with so many climbers?
Controversy dogs South Korean woman's climbing record claim

Controversy dogs South Korean woman's climbing record claim

South Korea's Oh Eun-Sun is claiming to be the world's first woman to scale all of the Himalayas' 14 tallest peaks, but her rivals beg to differ