You love the great outdoors for the jaw-dropping sceneries. Whether it’s hiking a familiar trail in the backwoods or backpacking in a famous national park, you feel most alive when you’re communing with nature. Indeed, nothing quite compares to a … Read More
In Switzerland ‘summer’ is a thin idea, a quick chapter of two or three weeks between the everlasting winter. But it has rarely been so mean of sun and warmth as this year. Until the last day I hoped in … Read More
Folgaria, Lavarone and Luserna: 105 square kilometres of mountains in south-east Trentino, Northern Italy. A highland of sweet shapes, mostly made of long stretches of green fields, small lakes, hills and huge forests, with the Dolomites in the background. In … Read More
When you think of mountains or hiking or getting outdoors, what do you think of? Most people, depending on their coast, think of either the Rocky Mountains or the Appalachian Mountains. While it’s true that these ranges are beautiful and … Read More
GERLINDE KALTENBRUNNER SETS CLIMBING RECORD
Reaching the top of K2 on her fourth attempt, Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner, a 40-year-old Austrian alpinist who resides in Germany, has become the first woman to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without using supplementary oxygen. Kaltenbrunner reached the top of K2, Earth’s second-tallest mountain, at 6:18 p.m. (local time) Tuesday, Aug. 23.