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.
The effects of climate change are becoming ever more visible. These compelling photographs capture the consequences of global warming at the peak of their impact.
A Norwegian campaign to gift a borderland mountaintop to Finland remains on track, despite an Oslo ministry saying it would be unconstitutional. Finland, which has no high summits, celebrates its centenary next year.
Until recently, the only way to reach Vietnam's highest peak, the Fansipan Mountain, was a grueling two-day climb. Now visitors can zip up to the summit in 15 minutes by cable car.
Winner of the KAIROS Prize in Germany, this outstanding musician with a Gothic look has adopted Russia and is revitalizing classical music from a city near the Ural Mountains, far from the usual cultural centers.
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