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The Porter.  © Nate Menninger

UIAA to launch Mountain Worker Initiative

The UIAA has announced plans to establish a Mountain Worker Initiative with the aim of supporting people working in the expedition and trekking industry, prompted by the issues of low pay and poor working conditions raised in the documentary film The Porter: The Untold Story at Everest.


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Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.  © CC-BY-SA 3.0 Jamling Tenzing Norgay

Tenzing Norgay Story to be Adapted for Netflix by Obama Production Company

Ed Douglas' book Tenzing: Hero of Everest (2003) about Tenzing Norgay, who made the first ascent of Everest alongside Sir Edmund Hillary in 1953, is to be adapted for a Netflix film under President Barack Obama and Mic...

Muhammad Ali Sadpara (left) and John Snorri.   © John Snorri
Muhammad Ali Sadpara (left) and John Snorri.   © John Snorri

Sadpara, Snorri and Mohr Missing on K2; Rescue Mission Temporarily Suspended

Three experienced high altitude mountaineers have been missing on K2 (8,611m) in Pakistan since 5 February. Pakistani climber Muhammad Ali Sadpara, John Snorri of Iceland and J.P. Mohr Prieto of Chile were last...

Lucy hopes she'll be the first female president of many  © Kirstie Smith
Lucy hopes she'll be the first female president of many  © Kirstie Smith

2020 - Landmarks of the Mountain Year

Thanks to Coronavirus, this has been the darkest ever year in the history of British hillgoing, but there have also been rays of light. Deprived of the usual urban pastimes, thousands of people discovered the joy of the outdoors and walking for the first...

The Ghosts Above  © Sony Alpha
The Ghosts Above  © Sony Alpha

Fri Night Vid The Ghosts Above

This week's Friday Night Video recently took home the Best Mountain Film award at

Having a sunset play on the North ridge of Tryfan after a successful day on Grooved Arete.   © Jake Webb
Having a sunset play on the North ridge of Tryfan after a successful day on Grooved Arete.   © Jake Webb

International Mountain Day - Photo Special

To mark International Mountain Day we're sharing some of our favourite recent images submitted by site users to the...

A chilly night at Everest Base Camp.  © Scott_M@c
A chilly night at Everest Base Camp.  © Scott_M@c

Everest 0.86m Higher than Previously Calculated, Nepal and China Agree

Nepal and China have reached an agreement that Mount Everest - known as Sagarmatha...

Doug Scott at the Climbers' Club dinner in 2009  © Mick Ryan
Doug Scott at the Climbers' Club dinner in 2009  © Mick Ryan

Newsflash Doug Scott dies aged 79

Mountaineering legend Doug Scott has died at the age of 79 after a battle with cancer.


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