Articles Tagged ‘mountain climbing’

Text Message Saves Stranded British Climbers

Text Message Saves Stranded British Climbers September 14, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
The next time you’re going away to “unplug”, you may want to consider at least bringing your phone. It just might come in handy. Because it certainly did for a couple of British climbers who were scaling Europe’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, and became stranded when a storm blew...

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues

Finns Set Up Portable Sauna on Top of Mont Blanc, Adorableness Ensues September 9, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, France, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
At 15,782 feet, the summit of France’s Mont Blanc is the highest peak in Western Europe. It was also immortalized in 144 lines of verse in Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1817 poem “Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni.” For Shelley, Mont Blanc was “A city of death,...

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata

Guinea Pig Mountaineers: Scientists Study 35 Climbers on Mount Muztagh Ata May 25, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, China | Read More
Five years ago, Dr. Konrad E. Bloch, of the University Hospital of Zurich, Switzerland, was 50 and had only limited climbing experience, but he wanted to study high altitude related illnesses.  So Bloch and his colleagues recruited 35 healthy climbers for a trip that was half adventure travel, half...