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Kazakh mountain conquerer to try out Alaska

Famous mountain climber from Kazakhstan Maksut Zhumayev is setting off to climb North America’s highest mountain peak ‪Mount McKinley‬.

Kazakh mountain conquerer to try out Alaska
Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy

Distraught Nepalese guides and climbers cancelled expeditions on Mount Everest Monday after at least 13 colleagues died in an avalanche, as anger mounted at poor payments for sherpas who take huge risks on the world's highest peak.

Guides, climbers cancel Everest expeditions after tragedy
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Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain

A forest fire was raging atop a Philippine mountain, threatening endangered plants and animals in an area also considered by some local sects as a holy place.

Forest fire hits 'sacred' Philippine mountain
Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumaev. Photo  © Yaroslav Radlovsky
Popularizing picnics in mountains: alpinist Maksut Zhumaev

A famous Kazakhstan alpinist Maksut Zhumayev suggests popularizing picnics in the mountains through building the necessary facilities.

Popularizing picnics in mountains: alpinist Maksut Zhumaev
Photo a courtesy of minregion.gov.kz
Almaty beats all Asia in Top 10 cities to visit in 2014

Almaty is the most 'alluring city' in Kazakhstan and number 7 of the Top 10 cities to visit in 2014 according to The Rough Guide.

Almaty beats all Asia in Top 10 cities to visit in 2014
Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc
Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc

A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires.

Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc
Photo courtesy of ca-news.org
Czech travelers to cross Pamirs on motorbikes through Kazakhstan

Two travelers from the Czech Republic are going to cross the Pamir Mountains driving through Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan.

Czech travelers to cross Pamirs on motorbikes through Kazakhstan
Claude Faure, the President of Trois Vallees, operating ski tracks in Courchevel. Photo by Daniyar Bozov©
Environment-friendly development of ski resorts in Almaty possible: Courchevel president

He believe the new resorts will be popular among Europeans, since Kazakhstan is located in the crossroads between the Old World and Asia.

Environment-friendly development of ski resorts in Almaty possible: Courchevel president
Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent
Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent

An 80-year-old Japanese mountaineer has begun his ascent of Mount Everest, his website said, in a bid to become the oldest man to reach the roof of the world.

Japan man, 80, starts Everest ascent
Briton and son found dead on Mont-Blanc
Briton and son found dead on Mont-Blanc

A British man and his 12-year-old son were found dead Sunday in the Mont-Blanc massif that spreads around Europe's highest peak.

Briton and son found dead on Mont-Blanc
Akim (Governor of Almaty) Akhmetzhan Yessimov. ©Yaroslav Radlovskiy
Charitable concert in Almaty will help restore Mokhnatka mount

A movie featuring the Mokhnatka mount tragedy will be screened and more than twenty Kazakhstan singers will perform at the concert.

Charitable concert in Almaty will help restore Mokhnatka mount
Ile-Alatau National Park after the wildfire was quenched. ©Vladimir Prokopenko
Effects of wildfire at Mokhnatka Mount can be cleared by 2014

Works to eliminate consequences of the wildfire at Mokhnatka Mount in Ile-Alatau National Park should be finished by 2014.

Effects of wildfire at Mokhnatka Mount can be cleared by 2014
Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak
Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak

Three Ecuadorans who survived an avalanche in Nepal that killed at least nine people at the weekend still aim to top out on Manaslu, the world's eighth highest mountain.

Despite tragedy, Ecuadoran climbers eye Nepali peak
Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche
Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche

Rescuers in Nepal searched Monday for seven missing climbers after an avalanche which killed at least nine people, swept away in their tents ahead of a final push on one of the world's highest mountains.

Nine climbers dead, seven missing, in Nepal avalanche
Photo courtesy of kp.ru
40 hectares on fire in Almaty oblast mountains

Fire-fighters are eliminating a dry grass fire in the mountains of Sarkand region of Almaty oblast.

40 hectares on fire in Almaty oblast mountains
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Fire quenched in Almaty oblast mountains

The fire covering the area of 120 hectares was quenched at 06:00 p.m. on September 3. No casualties were reported.

Fire quenched in Almaty oblast mountains
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Foresters keep quenching smoldering trees on Mokhnatka mount

40 foresters continue quenching smoldering roots and trunks of trees on Mokhnatka mount in Ile-Alatau national park.

Foresters keep quenching smoldering trees on Mokhnatka mount
Experts check lake No.6. Photo by Dmitriy Khegai©
Mudflow protection facilities to be installed at Almaty rivers

Mudflows threat is high during summer in Almaty when glaciers in nearby mountains are melting melting heavily.

Mudflow protection facilities to be installed at Almaty rivers
"Austrian Alpine Community" representatives and Maksut Zhumayev. ©Daniyar Bozov
Austrians advised on development of mountain tourism in Zailiyskiy Alatau

Austrian Alpine Community representatives gave a number of helpful advises on regional mountain tourism development.

Austrians advised on development of mountain tourism in Zailiyskiy Alatau
Photo by Vladimir Dmitriyev©
Windstroms are likely to repeat in Almaty foothills in May

Windstorms that fell thousand of trees last year are likely to repeat in Almaty foothills in May this year.

Windstroms are likely to repeat in Almaty foothills in May