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Mount Everest: Melting glaciers expose dead bodies

Image copyright Frank BienewaldImage caption Most of the dead bodies of mountaineers have appeared on the Khumbu Glacier Expedition operators are concerned at the number of climbers’ bodies that are becoming exposed on Mount Everest as its glaciers melt. Nearly 300 mountaineers have died on the peak since the first ascent attempt and two-thirds of […]

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Soggy Ben Nevis can be remarkably dry

Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Often it’s impossible to see more than a few metres into the distance Ben Nevis – the highest mountain in Britain – occasionally experiences periods at its summit when the air is bone dry. The revelation that this notoriously wet peak should have times of near-zero humidity comes from the […]