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Standing at the top of a mountain is uplifting. Positioned up high, close to the clouds, with the valley appearing tiny and far, far below. For those who live in the mountains, spectacular vistas are an everyday thing. They reside up high, somewhat isolated from the rest of the world, amidst nature's gifts - but also at its mercy.  MORE

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Editorial by Jenny Friedrich-Freksa

DISTANT AND STRANGE, COLD AND BRILLIANT
By Esther Kinsky

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

NAGALAND'S TIME-TESTED KNOWLEDGE
By Aheli Moitra

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

The English as Inventors of AlpiniSM 
By Will Self

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

LAUGHING AND COMPLAINING
By Noémi Kiss

The lives of the Csango people in the east Carpathian mountains are hard. But there's a lot to be learnt from listening to their stories.

News

FEELING GUILTY?

Collective guilt, enduring colonial legacies and how literature tackles guilt: These subjects, and many more, will come under the magnifying glass in our new edition: Guilt. Read more here, starting next month... 

Letter to europe

The Swedish-Iranian writer Athena Farrokhzad has written a burning appeal in verse form about the future of the continent.