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.
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.
Germany's Christian Democrats want more diversity and believe more Muslims in their party will make the Union more open. DW's Volker Wagener believes there is a lot of self-interest involved in this mini-revolution.
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