The mountain rescue service in the Black Forest has a lot to deal with during the ski season. The emergency hotline rings off the hook. Broken bones and exhausted skiers are all in a day's work for the volunteers.
Voters from countries as diverse as Montenegro, Malawi and Morocco were among those who opted for Dortmund's midfield maestro Henrikh Mkhitaryan as DW Player of the Season. The Armenian won 26 percent of the votes.
Nepalese and foreign mountaineers have become the first climbers to scale Mount Everest after a two-year pause. Last year's quake and several deadly accidents in 2014 had forced authorities to suspend climbing.
An Indian climber has died from exhaustion while descending the summit of the world's tallest mountain. Expedition organizers says two of his team-mates are missing, while a fourth person has been rescued.
A Dutch man and an Australian woman died in separate incidents in the Himalayas while returning from the summit of the world's highest mountain. It could take days to retrieve their bodies, expedition organizers said.
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