Sandra Zeisberg is one of the few women daring enough to become an industrial climber. After spending close to a decade working as a nurse, she's looking forward to the challenges of her newfound profession.
He's famous for being the first person to climb the world's 14 highest peaks without oxygen: Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner has turned 70. He spoke with DW's climbing expert ahead of his birthday.
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?
The Nepalese government plans to build the first road leading to the Everest region. While this would boost the tourism industry, experts are concerned that the country’s natural heritage could suffer.
In Germany, you don't have to head to the Alps to go climbing. You can also visit coal and steel plants in the country's industrial Ruhr region. DW reporter Christopher Ricking put on his harness and tried it out.
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