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Climate change to blame for up to 17 deaths on Mount Everest, experts say
Nepal’s head of tourism says variable weather on the mountain has led to one of the deadliest years on record

Hannah Ellis-Petersen South Asia correspondent

30, May, 2023 @2:56 PM

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A Crack in the Mountain review – scrupulous look at the exploitation of a natural wonder
Alastair Evans’s documentary details the struggle to preserve Hang Son Doong caves in Vietnam, which were discovered in 1991

Phil Hoad

23, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Berg review – mesmeric documentary evokes terrifying majesty of the natural world
Long static shots of Slovenian mountains combine with ambient drones in this abstract, contemplative film that contemplates nature’s patterns

Leslie Felperin

25, Apr, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Bannau Brycheiniog: is this Welsh national park where Tory culture warriors will meet their Waterloo? | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
Restoring the Brecon Beacons’ original name is not part of a ‘woke’ agenda, says the Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

21, Apr, 2023 @11:17 AM

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The Lake District drug scene: why people are getting high in the UK’s popular beauty spot
A gaggle of freaked-out trippers had to be walked and talked down from a Lake District peak at the weekend by the Keswick Mountain Rescue service

11, Apr, 2023 @4:26 PM

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Nepal imposes ban on mountain trekking without a guide
The Himalayan country’s tourism board is seeking to boost the employment of mountain guides, increase income from visitors and improve safety

Siobhan Warwicker

30, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Country diary: The bewitching white powder snares us | Merryn Glover
Cairngorms, Highlands: The snow is thick and so softly layered that our steps sink deep, sometimes over our knees

Merryn Glover

23, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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Scarred for life: the Himalayan towns sinking into oblivion
The construction of vast dams and a network of roads and railways have taken a heavy toll on the state of Uttarakhand, with buildings in Joshimath and other settlements collapsing and residents blaming government indifference

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Joshimath

20, Mar, 2023 @7:00 AM

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A mountain of trouble? The draw – and danger – of California’s Mount Baldy
Deaths and disappearances, including actor Julian Sands, have plagued the popular spot as hikers underestimate its perils

Katharine Gammon in Los Angeles

11, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Extreme adventure from Afghanistan to Ecuador: the Banff Mountain Film Festival returns
Shortly to tour the UK, this festival of exhilarating documentaries expands our notions of human possibility – and focuses attention on inequality and the environment

Neelam Tailor

31, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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British woman dies after avalanche in French Alps
Forty-five-year-old and her partner were hiking with a mountain guide when accident happened

Helen Pidd and agencies

15, Jan, 2023 @3:38 PM

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Country diary: After all the false summits comes the real one | Merryn Glover
Creag Dhubh, the Monadhliath: We plough a route through the snowy tussocks, passing signs of hare and grouse

Merryn Glover

07, Jan, 2023 @5:30 AM

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