An All-Woman Climbing Team in the Andes
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An All-Woman Climbing Team in the Andes

Mujer Montaña—“Woman Mountain” in Spanish—participated in a recent project of the International Climbing and Mountaineering Federation (UIAA), in which women climbers from Latin America and Europe carried out ascents of peaks in two mountain ranges in the Bolivian Andes. They established mountaineering records, achieving first all-female ascents and opening new routes. They met another goal as […]

A story of hotspots and stepping stones
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A story of hotspots and stepping stones

Predicting the faith of exotic plant species in cold-climate mountains Abisko, a small village north of the polar circle in Swedish Lapland. The origin of several mountain trails, winding through the pristine subarctic vegetation towards the breathtaking views at the top. A vegetation mostly consisting of slow-growing mosses and dwarf shrubs that seem to have […]

Artisanal gold mining threatens Chimanimani National Park
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Artisanal gold mining threatens Chimanimani National Park

A new threat to an African mountain system The southern African mountain research and NGO fraternity have just learned of a potential new threat to the Chimanimani National Park in Zimbabwe. A very small notice appeared in the Zimbabwe Financial Gazette on the 17 July 2017 saying that the Zimbabwean government is planning to ‘release […]