Off-Trail Trampling Has Lasting Impacts
Sometimes taking the trail less traveled actually does more harm than good.
How to Measure a Mountain
It’s not easy to measure a mountain. Mount Everest's height has been known since the middle of the nineteenth century, but how did they figure it out with no altimeters or GPS?
The Last Glacier of Venezuela
Glaciers are retreating around the world. The Andes are no exception: in Venezuela, the ice has mostly already disappeared.
Mountain of Trash: Everest’s Environmental Disaster
We often picture the Himalayas as pristine. In reality, Everest's snows cover empty oxygen tanks, wrappers, cans, and an array of debris left behind by climbers.
How to Make It Rain
The United Arab Emirates is looking into building an artificial mountain in order to stimulate rain. Will it work?
Bosnia in Hiking Boots: A History of Mountaineering Clubs
Through the story of Bosnian mountaineering, an alternative mini-history of Bosnia emerges.