A rental cabin in Japan comes with a private mountain. Rental Mountain Yama is located in Kyushu, Japan, and has two bedrooms, stylish Scandinavian furniture, and a living room with a fireplace. It also features an outdoor hot tub, hammock, Tarzan ropes, and BBQ. The most unique aspect of the […]
A brand new 360-degree-view observation deck that sits 10,600 feet in the air on a glacial ridge in the Italian Alps just opened to the public. Called “Ötzi Peak,” the steel and glass structure looks out over the place where Ötzi the Iceman, one of the world’s most famous mummies, […]
Ireland is often called the Emerald Isle because of its luscious green landscapes. The Cliffs of Moher are a must-see for visitors in search of picturesque views. The Ring of Kerry offers a glimpse of Ireland’s beaches, mountains, and lakes around every corner. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. A […]
A NASA animation drains the oceans to reveal the majority of Earth’s surface that lies beneath. A planetary scientist remade the video to highlight its most fascinating features: the world’s longest mountain range and the ice-age land bridges that ancient humans crossed. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. Oceans […]
There’s no cap on how many people can climb Mount Everest each year, which is leading to traffic jams near the summit’s peak. Despite the deaths of 11 people on Everest, Nepal’s tourist board told the Associated Press that it has no intention of restricting the number of mountaineering permits […]
Authorities are searching for eight climbers, including seven hikers and one guide, after they have been missing for a week in the Indian Himalayas. The group, which reportedly included four Britons, two Americans, an Australian and an Indian climber, didn’t return to base camp on the Nanda Devi East amid […]
Mountains are some of the most fascinating landforms on Earth. The tallest mountains in the world are all in Asia, mostly in China, Nepal, Pakistan, and India. We compiled photos of the tallest mountain in 31 different countries. Whether you’re an adventurer, a nature lover, or just a sightseer, mountains […]
More than 300 people are known to have died trying to reach the top of Mount Everest. Lhakpa Sherpa, who’s reached the summit a record-breaking nine times, described her latest climb to Business Insider. She said Everest climbers pass frozen bodies as they near the top of the mountain. Warning: […]
When it comes to elevation, the United States is a country of extremes. On one end of the spectrum, Alaska’s Denali is the highest mountain in North America, rising to more than 20,000 feet above sea level. On the other end, you have Florida’s Britton Hill, which tops out at […]
Aeroplane turbulence may seem like the end of the road, but, statistically, there is no data of a plane crash caused by turbulence. Here’s why turbulence is caused, and why it shouldn’t stop you from booking your next flight. Following is a transcript of the video. Why turbulence is no […]
Mount Everest is 29,029 feet tall, making it the world’s highest peak. A new documentary film called “Mountain” reveals how a $US25,000-plus trek to the top of Mount Everest can look like a conveyor belt of hikers. The documentary also explores our modern fascination with conquering dangerous summits. Everest climbing […]
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