Latest Mountaineering Stories
Following the successful ascent of Mount Kilimanjaro by nine UK celebrities during a 2009 charity event, more and more people are feeling compelled to challenge Africa's highest mountain--a decision which, according to a new University of Edinburgh study, could be fatal if they don't prepare correctly.
Climbers of high peaks such as Mount Kilimanjaro are at high risk for Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS).
If summer travel plans include high altitude conditions, it is important to take proper precautionary measures to prevent sickness.
Their legend has inspired generations of mountaineers since their ill-fated attempt to climb Everest over 80 years ago, and now a team of scientists believe they have discovered another important part of the puzzle as to why George Mallory and Andrew Irvine never returned from their pioneering expedition.
A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.
High altitude medicine is a "natural research laboratory" for the study of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
SEATTLE, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Specialty retailer Eddie Bauer, The Original Outdoor OutfitterÂ®, is turning 90. When Mr. Bauer first opened for business in 1920, his "Eddie Bauer's Tennis Shop" was renting space in a gun shop in downtown Seattle.
Swelling commonly occurs in the corneas of mountain climbers, but does not appear to affect vision at altitudes of up to 6,300 meters (about 20,670 feet).
FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., Jan.
VANCOUVER, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Bollards haven't changed much in the hundreds of years they have been used as posts to prevent vehicles from running off roadways. But the challenges of the current era have called for dramatic rethinking of bollard designs and the ways they are used.
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