People who love mountaineering enjoy climbing to heights rarely reached by others, but their passion can pose a serious danger. Severe altitude sickness can prove fatal. What causes the condition, and how is it treated?
Former Gurkha Min Bahadur Sherchan first became the world's oldest person to reach Everest's summit in 2008 at the age of 76. The Nepali died attempting to recapture his title after his record was eclipsed in 2013.
Emergency services are searching for people from Germany, Austria and Switzerland near the Italian border. Several small villages were struck by a massive landslide on Wednesday.
Montenegrin authorities have detained a Polish citizen who allegedly started a wildfire that threatens the city of Bar. The man reportedly lit the fire to signal his position after getting lost in the nearby hills.
Five people have been killed and one seriously injured in an accident on Mount Gabler in the Austrian Alps. The cause of the accident was not immediately known. All of the deceased are believed to have been German.
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