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The Sir Edmund Hillary Mountain Legacy Medal (SEHMLM) is awarded for remarkable service in the conservation of culture and nature in mountainous regions. It is intended both to honor the humanitarian work of Sir Edmund Hillary and also to encourage the emulation of that work.

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The focus of Norlha’s symposium on women’s empowerment in rural Himalayan communities came about as a result of the 2014 symposium (on Agricultural communities of the Himalayas), which highlighted the importance of gender as a cross cutting issue and the subsequent importance of...

Nearly all of Austria's 900 glaciers retreated last year amid record-setting heat, according to Austrian scientists. The rapid melting mirrors a trend across the Alps and underscores scientists' warnings of...

Top scientists predict no more glaciers, more frequent rockslides and browner landscapes. They envision hotter summers, fewer ski areas and more thunderstorms on the horizon. Those projections are based on the...

Euromontana is celebrating its 20° anniversary this year. To celebrate this important event, they would like to involve young people, especially those who are 20 years old (more or less). Thus, they would like...

According to Pakistan’s National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), the recent torrential rains and flooding in the country’s north have killed over 200 people in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and Gilgit-Baltistan. These mountainous parts of the country have numerous roads blocked due to...

As  a colorful circus of tents pops up at Everest Base Camp this spring, a pair of Ph.D. students will set up camp 1,000 feet downvalley, on the Khumbu Glacier, resuming a research project they started last year. Their goal: to determine just how quickly the world’s highest glacier is...

North Koreans have a soft spot for Mount Paektu, a volcano with a violent past that’s revered as the birthplace of the Korean nation. It turns out that Paektu has a soft spot, too: globs of melted crust at its heart that may comprise a complex magma reservoir. It’s unclear how the now-...

In a large forest land in British Columbia is a growing miracle: clusters of large trees that have grown as an effect of climate...

In a new study in Environmental Research Letters, a team of hydrologists that includes University of Utah professor Paul Brooks answers that question by simulating isolated climate change effects on Rocky Mountain stream systems, varying the type of...

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