Quintana seeks Tour glory in Colombian mountains

The steep mountain road that hooked Colombia`s Nairo Quintana on cycling runs from his childhood home to his old school.

Now the 25-year-old climbing specialist is back training on that same road as he seeks to become the first Latin American to win the Tour de France.

Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake
Mount Everest shifted southwest due to Nepal earthquake

The world`s tallest peak, Mount Everest, moved three centimetres (1.2 inches) to the southwest because of the Nepal earthquake that devastated the country in April, Chinese state media reported Tuesday.

Air France plane narrowly misses mountain, probe on

French accident investigators have opened an inquiry into a near accident involving an Air France Boeing 777 which narrowly missed central Africa's highest mountain with 37 people on board.

Films on Himachal's wildlife may hit roadblock

 Big budget documentaries showcasing Himachal Pradesh's prized wildlife, including the highly endangered pheasant, by Green Oscar winning filmmaker Mike Pandey may hit a roadblock.

Ancient Himalayan-scale mountain range found

 Scientists have found evidence of a huge mountain range similar in scale to the Himalayas which spanned at least 2,500 kilometres and sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years ago.

'Star Trek-like' expedition provides deeper insight into Fraser River

Rafting scientists recently carried out a "Star Trek-like" expedition that provided a deeper insight into the world of Fraser River.

Indian scientists find a `wonder herb` in the high Himalayas

In the high hostile peaks of the Himalayas where sustaining life is a challenge in itself, Indian scientists say they have found a "wonder herb" which can regulate the immune system, help adapt to the mountain environment and, above all, protect from radioactivity.

Austrian mountain rescuers deliver high-altitude baby

A team of 15 mountain rescuers accompanied by a gynaecologist had to climb some 2,500 metres (8,200 feet) above sea level to help deliver a baby, police said Wednesday.

US weighs options to evacuate desperate Yazidis from Iraqi mountain

The United States is exploring options to evacuate thousands of Iraqi civilians trapped on a barren mountain in northern Iraq by Islamic militants, after four nights of humanitarian relief airdrops, US officials said on Sunday.

Survivors of Boko Haram attack stranded on mountain with no food

Survivors said there were no soldiers to defend the town when the gunmen attacked before dawn.

A mountain named Mt. Sinha

Back in November, Akhouri Sinha, an Indian-American research scientist, was looking for some information to write a few words on the death of his team leader on an expedition to Antarctica in the seventies.

How Earth avoided global warming in the past

A new study has revealed that development of a huge mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea helped Earth to avoid huge rise in atmospheric CO2 last time.

Trapped Japanese, New Zealand climbers die on mountain

A Japanese climber and his companion from Wellington died after being trapped in a snow cave on a New Zealand mountain for two nights in bitterly cold conditions, police said on Monday.

Avalanches in Slovakia in three days, three killed

Slovakia`s mountain rescue service says an avalanche in the highest Slovak mountain range has killed two hikers.

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

Freshwater from mountain systems is vital to maintain agricultural biodiversity, says David Molden, DG of ICIMOD, in an exclusive write-up for OneWorld South Asia.

Mountains can resolve energy, water, food security issues

Freshwater from mountain systems is vital to maintain agricultural biodiversity, says David Molden, DG of ICIMOD, in an exclusive write-up for OneWorld South Asia.

`Mountain specific planning need of the hour`

It is the need of the hour to ensure the flow of ecosystem services.

Kyrgyzstan names mountain Vladimir Putin

A mountain measuring 4,446 metres will be known as Peak of Vladimir Putin.

Pakistan seizes Taliban, Al-Qaeda mountain redoubt

Pakistan`s Army
revealed on Tuesday a vast Taliban and Al-Qaeda hideout dug into
mountains near the Afghan border and captured in an offensive
that killed 75 local and foreign militants.

Moon’s crystal mountains reveal its molten past

The crystal mountains, which were found on the moon by India``s Chandrayaan-1 probe, are a sign that a roiling ocean of magma once engulfed the rocky body of our satellite, say scientists.