Mountains

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Global heating is turning white Alps green, study finds
Vegetated areas above treeline have increased by 77% since 1984, satellite data shows

Patrick Barkham

02, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Bernard Heath obituary
Driving force behind the Mountain Bothies Association, which maintains shelters in wild and remote corners of Britain

Barry Smith

31, May, 2022 @4:27 PM

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A sneaky peak: Wales gains a mountain because of quarrying
Surveyor Myrddyn Phillips believes status of high ground near Blaenau Ffestiniog should be upgraded

Steven Morris

05, May, 2022 @3:06 PM

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‘Legends are to be told’: Colombian library goes beyond books to keep stories alive
The award-winning Kankuaka library opened with one box of books. Now it is reconnecting indigenous youth to their past through oral histories, gatherings with elders and workshops

Genevieve Glatsky in Atánquez, Colombia. Photographs by Nadège Mazars

21, Mar, 2022 @9:30 AM

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The Sanctity of Space review – epic struggle to scale the Tooth traverse
Breathtakingly shot documentary records long push to cross a series of Alaskan mountains, and the geographer who first charted them

Phuong Le

28, Feb, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Yellowstone at 150: busier yet wilder than ever, says park’s ‘winterkeeper’
From the return of wildlife to the pressures of tourism and the climate crisis, Steven Fuller has seen it all in his nearly 50 years watching over America’s oldest national park

Todd Wilkinson

28, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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Epic cycling, tough climbs and elemental suffering: the Banff Mountain Film festival
Now touring the UK, this festival of the best adventure documentaries will be balm to those who missed outdoor action in the pandemic

Peter Beaumont

28, Feb, 2022 @7:00 AM

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As I bum-shuffled my way down the scree at Avalanche Peak I wished I was back in the bush | Rose Lu
As my family were neither middle class nor white European I didn’t venture into the bush until I was an adult – I’ll never forget my first time

Rose Lu

02, Jan, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Animal crossings: the ecoducts helping wildlife navigate busy roads across the world
India’s tiger corridor and Australia’s possum ‘tunnel of love’ are among the myiad infrastructure projects providing safe passage

Patrick Greenfield

29, Dec, 2021 @10:15 AM

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Country diary: These hills are my life, but still they chill my bones
Cwm Pennant, Gwynedd: There is something about these falcon-haunted cliffs that makes me shiver

Jim Perrin

11, Dec, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Hot news from two billion years ago: plankton actually moved mountains
Our planet’s geology shaped life on Earth. But now scientists reveal it worked the other way around too

Robin McKie

05, Dec, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Gimme shelter: in praise of mountain huts
High in the mountains, warmth, company, refuge from the weather matter more than luxury – and Europe’s high places are, thankfully, dotted with places offering just that

Kevin Rushby

30, Nov, 2021 @7:00 AM

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