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Those who lie down in the mountains

by Masanori Naruse

For Japan’s Yamabushi monks, the mountains are a place for meditation and self-reflection. One of them explains. 

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The English as inventors of alpinism

an interview with Will Self

Why are people in flat countries magnetised to the mountains? An interview with the writer Will Self.

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Better than in the valley

by Archil Kikodze

Why the Georgian mountains are so important to the Georgian people.

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Songs, paintings and poetry

by Nune Hakhverdyan

What Mount Ararat means to the people of Armenia.

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“My mountains aren't generic”

a conversation with Eliot Weinberger

Weinberger, a collector of found stories, has written an essay about winds and mountains. 

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“Nausea at 2,000 meters”

an interview with Ned Gilbert-Kawai

In conversation with doctor Ned Gilbert-Kawai, who researches altitude sickness, among other health issues, in extreme conditions. 

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Alpine twilight

by Werner Bätzing

Booming tourist centres and abandoned valleys: How mountain culture is disappearing from the heart of Europe. 

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Deep in the mountain’s belly

by Germán Bustinza Chura

In the Peruvian city of La Rinconada, known for its altitude and its gold, many come to seek their fortune. 

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The scourge of mountaintop removal

by Michael Hendryx

How coal mining is beheading the Appalachian Mountains and devastating a region.

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Starving glaciers

by Kristin Richter

The impact of melting ice on the earth’s water supplies. 

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Laughing and complaining

by Noémi Kiss

The lives of the Csango people in the east Carpathian mountains are hard. But there’s much to discover when you just listen to their stories. 

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In the shadow of the volcano

by Kai Schnier

To locals, the Sicilian mountain Etna both gives life, and – sometimes – takes it away. 

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The highest conflict in the world

by Prateek Joshi

Indian and Pakistani troops have been facing off on top of a glacier for 30 years.

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The time-tested knowledge of Nagaland

by Aheli Moitra

How a young man in northeast India is reigniting curiosity about the cultural wisdom of his ancestors.

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Highlanders

by Bernard Debarbieux

An estimated 900 million people live in the mountains, worldwide. What connects them? What separates them? 

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Distant and strange, cold and brilliant

by Esther Kinsky

Stories the mountains tell us: Walking in Friuli, northeastern Italy.

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“Mountains are an archive of Earth’s history”

an interview with Gillian Foulger

How did Mount Everest form, why do mountains grow and where would humankind be without them? An interview with the geologist Gillian Foulger.

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