Reinhold Messner found fame as the first person to conquer all of the world's 8,000 meter high peaks without oxygen. Now he is attracting tourists to his native South Tyrol for a Messner Mountain Week of less extreme mountaineering.
Every climbing season, Hawley would drive to mountaineers' hotels in Kathmandu to grill them before and after their expeditions, earning her the moniker "the Sherlock Holmes of the mountaineering world."
Euromaxx asked you where you would most like to spend the Christmas holidays: At home, in the snowy mountains, in a vibrant metropolis, or on the beach?
A father and his daughter were killed when an avalanche swept them away while they were skiing in the French Alps. Two other skiers have been rescued in the Swiss Alps near the French boarder after a different avalanche.
New evidence has surfaced of bullying and abuse in the German military, with prosecutors investigating a complaint from a Bavarian mountain ranger unit. Reports of similar behavior rocked the Bundeswehr early this year.
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