Mountaineering

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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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New Zealand climbers survive avalanche and blizzard, thanks to snow cave and muesli bars
The two men were at the end of a three-day trip in The Remarkables above Queenstown when they triggered an avalanche

Eva Corlett in Wellington

29, Jul, 2022 @12:40 AM

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Australian mountain climber Matthew Eakin one of two men found dead on K2
The bodies of two mountaineers, Eakin and Canadian man Richard Cartier, found on the world’s second-highest mountain in Pakistan

Natasha May

28, Jul, 2022 @3:06 AM

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British tourists survive avalanche in Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan
The group of 10 people, including nine from UK, managed to take shelter when avalanche struck

Harry Taylor

11, Jul, 2022 @1:07 AM

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‘Within five minutes everything changed’: town mourns victims of glacier tragedy
Locals were closely aware of rapidly changing glacier but never anticipated catastrophe of this kind

Angela Giuffrida in Canazei

05, Jul, 2022 @12:16 PM

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Events like Italian glacier collapse likely to increase as planet heats
Analysis: Effects of climate change already affecting mountaineering beyond deadly glacier collapse on Marmolada

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, Jul, 2022 @11:43 AM

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How ministers squashed proposals to expand right to roam in England
Last year the government asked for ‘big ideas’ on access to green space. Now it is refusing to publish the responses

Helena Horton Environment reporter

04, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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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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‘Top of the world’: Black climbing team makes history as first to scale Mount Everest
Seven members reached the summit with the hope of inspiring the next generation of Black outdoor enthusiasts

Guardian staff

19, May, 2022 @5:50 PM

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The Wall of Shadows review – climbing film overturns smiling Sherpa stereotype
Eliza Kubarska’s documentary follows the plight of the Nepalis expected to take huge risks to aid western leisure pursuits

Cath Clarke

18, Apr, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Being male and on your phone are biggest dangers on Scottish mountains, says expert
Data covering a seven-year period up to the start of 2019 shows that women accounted for only 10 of 114 fatalities

Libby Brooks

27, Mar, 2022 @2:00 PM

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