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Mountaineering: The legacy of 'Touching the Void'

<i>In 1985, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, two young British mountaineers, travelled to Peru to climb the Siula Grande, a 6,344m (20,813ft) peak in the Huayhuash mountains of the Andes. After reaching the summit, they began a descent down the mountain’s north ridge. Poor conditions hampered their</i> …

The World's Most Amazing Hikes

Machu Picchu on your bucket list? Take the back way.<p><b>See the complete list of the World's Most Amazing Hikes</b><p>How about seeing the jagged spikes of Patagonia's Monte Fitz Roy? Hike the shores of nearby Laguna Capri and take in the mountain's reflection in this turquoise alpine lake.<p>These are two of …

Yellowstone National Park

Driving High Along the Fjords

SXSW Photowalk Winners<p>Congratulations to all of the winners from the SXSW Photowalk, and thanks to the sponsors below for providing the …

How to travel in Europe

Fifty sovereign states. 10,180,000 sq km. 738,200,000 people. The word ‘Europe’ does little to convey the diversity found within, which can make it a bewildering place to travel. So here’s a handy guide to your transport options:<p>Car<p><b>Budget:</b> medium-high (London-Prague petrol from EUR360 return, plus …

First Person: My Uncle Was First to Fly Over Everest

Aviation runs in the family of the first man to fly over the summit.<p><b>Eighty years ago this month, my uncle steered his open-cockpit Houston-Westland biplane toward Tibet, a young explorer hoping to be the first to set eyes on the summit of Everest.</b><p>Uncle Douglo is how I've always thought of him, but …