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Issue I/2019, Above

“Mountains are an Archive of Earth’s History”

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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Issue I/2019, Above

Those Who Lie Down in the Mountains

Kai Schnier

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

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Issue I/2019, Above

The English as Inventors of Alpinism

Will Self

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

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Issue I/2019, Above

Better Than in the Valley

Archil Kikodze

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

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Issue I/2019, Above

Jealous Mountains

Kararaina Te Ira

How the Maori people explain the creation of New Zealand’s landscape.

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Issue I/2019, Above

Songs, Paintings and Poetry

Nune Hakhverdyan

What Mount Ararat means to the people of Armenia.

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Issue I/2019, Above

"My Mountains Aren't Generic"

Eliot Weinberger

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

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Issue I/2019, Above

“Nausea at 2,000 Meters”

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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Issue I/2019, Above

Alpine Twilight

Werner Bätzing

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

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Issue I/2019, Above

Deep in the Mountain’s Belly

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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