Mountains

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Country diary: we scatter our dad's ashes on to his most beloved hill
Wenlock Edge, Shropshire: This was the perfect day to return him to the place that gave hope, strength and inspiration

Paul Evans

14, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Country diary: the floating island of Llyn y Dywarchen
Rhyd Ddu, Gwynedd: In a local legend, a fairy woman agrees to marry a mortal on one condition - that he never touch her with iron

Jim Perrin

09, Jan, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Weatherwatch: the 'Winter of Terror' and alpine avalanches
In 1951, parts of Switzerland, Italy and Austria were hit by a deadly season that killed hundreds

David Hambling

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'The litter was a shock': 2020's Covid-driven rush on UK national parks
In lockdown, beauty spots such as Snowdonia attracted new visitors – but also fires, parking rows and ‘fly-camping’

Helen Pidd North of England editor

01, Jan, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Country diary: following in the footsteps of Nan Shepherd
Creag Dubh, Highlands: Described by the Scottish writer as ‘blue cold and brilliant’, the walk was less inviting on our day up the mountain, but no less exciting

Merryn Glover

24, Dec, 2020 @5:30 AM

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Hamish MacInnes obituary
Mountaineer and adventurer who tackled Everest in 1953, invented the all-metal ice-axe and set up the Glencoe mountain rescue team

Ewen MacAskill

06, Dec, 2020 @4:46 PM

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Warning to 'Instagram hikers' at Peak District plane wreck site
Mountain Rescue team urge visitors to ‘eerie landscape’ to better prepare for poor weather

Helen Pidd North of England editor

20, Nov, 2020 @1:14 PM

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I can’t visit Scotland’s mountains – so I’m sketching them instead
With the UK’s glorious peaks temporarily out of reach, our writer is bringing them to life by drawing them

Heather Dawe

17, Nov, 2020 @6:30 AM

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Terrawatch: dust is speeding up melting of Himalayan snow
Human activities are increasing wind-blown dust, depleting crucial freshwater supply

Kate Ravilious

03, Nov, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Italy reignites Mont Blanc border dispute with France
Foreign minister writes letter of complaint about ‘interference’ on the highest Alpine peak

Angela Giuffrida

22, Oct, 2020 @10:11 AM

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Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists
Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

14, Oct, 2020 @5:19 PM

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Experience: I skied down K2
Its nickname is ‘savage mountain’ – even the best ski mountaineers and guides thought it was impossible to attempt

Andrzej Bargiel

02, Oct, 2020 @9:00 AM

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