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.
As temperatures on the Feldberg in the Black Forest on Sunday reached double digits, skiers enjoyed one last day of winter fun in slightly slushy snow - while down in the valley the first sun bathers were out and about.
Hundreds of climbers are arriving in Nepal and Tibet at the moment, with dreams of ascending Mount Everest. But, after the avalanche tragedy in the Spring of 2014, the new season is set to be a challenge.
A premiere on the world’s highest mountain! A team of German pilots and scientists has flown a motorized glider over 8,848-meter-high Mount Everest for the first time. They had a special 3D camera mounted on board.
Several people have died after being buried in the snow in Switzerland and Austria. Large parts of the Alps are still under threat from dangerous snow conditions.