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.
At least a dozen climbers have been killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, in what is the worst recorded accident on the world's highest peak. It has come early in the climbing season.
Even in peak vacation season, Europe's culture scene is busier than ever. August features a variety of film, theater and dance festivals. And there are a few concerts that shouldn't be missed either.
On a mountain top in the Chilean desert, building work on the European Extremely Large Telescope begins later this month with a blast. To start, engineers will need to remove the mountain peak.
One at a time, please!
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