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.
Recovery workers on Mount Everest have found the body of a 13th guide. Authorities have ruled out hope of finding any more survivors from the deadliest accident ever on the world's highest peak.
The boom in alpine tourism has left Mount Everest covered in debris. Nepali authorities are taking action this climbing season, requiring each climber to bring back their trash. But how can the new rule be enforced?
At 2962 meters, the Zugspitze is Germany's highest peak. If you travel up it via cable car and the weather is clear, you'll enjoy a spectacular panorama.
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