Mountains

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The Swiss mountain with a racist name – and the artist fighting to rechristen it
Agassizhorn is an alp in Switzerland named after a notorious scientist. Sasha Huber explains why she flew to the summit by helicopter and rechristened it Rentyhorn – in honour of an enslaved man

Sean O’Hagan

21, Nov, 2022 @4:01 PM

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Country diary: The quiet of the mountains is deep and wide
Feshie Hills, Cairngorms: A golden day on Sgòr Gaoith becomes heavy with mist, with a few characters appearing out of the cloud

Merryn Glover

08, Nov, 2022 @5:30 AM

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Mountaineers recover cameras lost in 1937 expedition to Canadian peak
Expert team studied maps, old photos and satellite data to estimate glacier movements and track lost gear

Leyland Cecco in Toronto

05, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The great Ben Nevis glow-up: how I hiked up a mountain and became an artwork
The UK’s most stunning locations have been turned into works of art by 11,000 ‘lumenators’. Our writer grabs a geolight and gets a wind-chilled, freezing cold thrill on Britain’s tallest peak

Joanna Moorhead

25, Oct, 2022 @3:17 PM

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Summit Fever review – super-real mountain-climbing drama is dizzying experience
With seemingly-authentic mountaineering sequences, this is a visually resplendent film about peak-scaling – just don’t look down at the plot

Phil Hoad

11, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘The mountains protect us’: safeguards sought for Philippines’ Sierra Madre shield against typhoons
Kaliwa dam project in the Sierra Madre would be disastrous for main island’s storm defences as well as biodiversity, say conservationists

Rebecca Ratcliffe South-east Asia correspondent

06, Oct, 2022 @4:14 AM

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Country diary: Amid the stone circles, plant life is thriving
The Marches, Shropshire: This mythical space is as alive now as it was then – in the lichens on the stones, and the heathy flora of the common

Paul Evans

22, Sep, 2022 @4:30 AM

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‘It definitely isn’t flat’: Netherlands mountain trail proves an unlikely success
No need for tourists to bring ropes on this seven-peak hike in the Low Countries

Daniel Boffey

04, Sep, 2022 @10:00 AM

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High: A Journey across the Himalayas by Erika Fatland
An anthropologist establishes a unique rapport with the people she encounters on this unromantic trek through the mountains

Anna Fleming

02, Sep, 2022 @6:30 AM

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Third of staff laid off at major New Zealand ski field as warm winter leaves slopes barren
Operator at North Island’s Mount Ruapehu lays off 130 people, with expert saying climate crisis at least partly to blame for poor snow season

Eva Corlett in Wellington, and agencies

26, Aug, 2022 @5:47 AM

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French mayor to ask Mont Blanc climbers for €15,000 rescue and funeral deposit
Mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains imposed measure after dozens of ‘pseudo-mountaineers’ ignored warnings

Angela Giuffrida

04, Aug, 2022 @12:35 PM

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The Guardian view on the warming of the Alps: a challenge for tourism | Editorial
Editorial: Higher temperatures mean less snow snow and ice, more rockfalls and more fatalities on Europe’s overcrowded mountains. This cannot go on

Editorial

01, Aug, 2022 @5:25 PM

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