mountains (by name)

Hawaii telescope project on hold for now

After more than five months of protests over construction of a giant telescope on land some native Hawaiians consider sacred, Hawaii Gov. David Ige said Thursday that state law enforcement will be removed from the site after he was informed that the project

Google Doodle honors Junko Tabei

Google on Sunday is honoring Junko Tabei with an animated doodle marking what would have been the Japanese mountain climber's 80th birthday.

Climbers seek new routes to keep the thrill of Everest alive

It was a scene no one could quite believe -- atop Everest, once considered the most remote place on earth, lines of climbers snaked over the ridgeline above the mountain's highest camp at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), waiting for their turn to summit.

Total solar eclipse stuns viewers in South America

On Tuesday, a total solar eclipse stretched across South America. The path of totality, where the moon visibly blocks the sun, spanned parts of Chile and Argentina. Outside the path of totality, a partial solar eclipse was visible.

Everest deaths: 'Corners are being massively cut'

An experienced mountaineer, Adrian Ballinger knows about the dangers of Everest better than most. He's spent 12 seasons as a guide on the world's highest peak and has summited it eight times -- once without supplementary oxygen, which almost cost him his life.

Authorities issue warning for treasure hunters in Rocky Mountains

Thousands of people have been on the hunt for treasure in the Rocky Mountains since a man hid a chest with gold and rare objects there nearly a decade ago. But Montana law enforcement issued a warning to treasure hunters on Tuesday that it could be a deadly pursuit.

What it's really like to tackle Everest's deadly peak

"Happy anniversary, my love. I can't wait to see you again," 34-year-old Ian Stewart told his wife, Katie, as they said their goodbyes at Mount Everest base camp. "I promise I will come back home, that I won't prioritize the summit over my safety."