Each year, during the southern hemisphere’s winter solstice, thousands of pilgrims gather from Peru and Bolivia to celebrate Qoyllur Rit’i. As the Qollqepunku glacier retreats, specific traditions of Qoyllur Rit’i are changing.
An organization of tribal leaders representing Indian Nations in the Dakotas and Nebraska has called for a name change of Yellowstone National Park’s Mt. Doane and Hayden Valley.
Hardly a country in the world has contributed less atmospheric emissions than Bhutan. Yet its those populations, like Bhutan’s yak herders, which will suffer from climate change first, and most.
In this weeks video of the week check out the sport of Kok Boru at the World Nomad Games held in Kyrgyzstan.
A town in the North Cascades of Washington held its annual festival in August, celebrating its heritage with timber sports events and a duck race.
Ladakh is frequently exposed to floods and landslides when snow and glaciers melt. A recent paper warns of the current nature of a military-led disaster governance, including heavy military presence, in disaster risk reduction.
In the northwest reaches of the Himalayas, most glaciers are showing signs of rapid retreat due to climate change. One glacier already under threat, the Drang Drung, located in the Zanskar region of Jammu and Kashmir, is the focus of a recent study assessing its glacial recession and lake formations in the last 46 years.
The formidable Mount Everest—the tallest mountain and home to a number of the world’s highest glaciers — has long been a source of wonder and the pinnacle test of human strength and capability. For many mountaineers, it’s their ultimate crown of accomplishment. And for others, it’s their ultimate grave.
A recent study by architectural historians Roberto Dini and Stefano Girodo explores how the design and construction of huts in the Western Alps in the late eighteenth through nineteenth century was a milestone in the scientific exploration of the Alps.
The Department of Homeland Security has announced the end of the Temporary Protection Status for Nepal. This affects over 9000 Nepalis who have relocated to the United States after the devastating earthquake in 2015.