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1st snow of winter falls on Taiwan's Xueshan

Update: 12/07/2023 12:00 p.m. Rangers from the Shei-Pa National Park Headquarters reported that as of 6 a.m. on Thursday (Dec. 7), 10 cm of snow had fallen on Xueshan Cirque No. 1, per UDN. TAIP...

Hiker killed by rockfall on Taiwan's Yushan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A hiker was fatally struck by falling rocks near the Yushan Trailhead in central Taiwan on Monday (May 29). At 3:19 p.m. on Monday, the Chiayi County Fire Department re...

'Russian roulette' on Mount Everest after three more deaths

Lakpa Rita Sherpa, Pemba Tenjing Sherpa and Dachhiri Sherpa were at the wrong place at the wrong time. On April 12, the three Nepalese mountaineers were crossing the so-called "football field,&q...

Armenia: Growing fears of another war with Azerbaijan

Gohar has put on a camouflage jacket especially for this training session. It's Friday evening, nearly 8 p.m., in a gym situated on the outskirts of the Armenian capital Yerevan. The place has see...

6 taboos for spring equinox in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Tuesday (March 21) of the lunisolar calendar is Chunfen (春分), the spring equinox, and during this time traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) dictates that to balance yin and ...

Amphibious Vehicle Market: Global Industry Analysis, Trends, Market Size, and Forecasts up to 2032

The global Amphibious Vehicle Market size was USD 1,848.8 Mn in 2022 and is projected to reach USD 2,969.2 Mn by 2032, exhibiting a CAGR of 4.9% during the forecast period 2023-2032. An amphibious veh...

Formosa Trail 2022 attracts nearly 1,000 trail runners to central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Formosa Trail 2022, one of the most recognized trail running events in Taiwan, was held in the Puli area in central Taiwan from Friday (Nov. 18) to Sunday. Ross Roessle...

Ukraine pays tribute to Russian woman who fought on its side

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — An honor guard fired a three-gun salute toward cloudy skies as friends and comrades-in-arms gathered in Kyiv to bid farewell to a Russian woman who was killed while fighting on Uk...

Female hiker falls to her death in central Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A female hiker fell to her death in a mountainous area in central Taiwan between Sunday night (Sept. 4) and early Monday morning. The Nantou County Fire Bureau said in ...

Record-setting Sherpa guide contemplates retirement

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A farmer-turned-mountain guide who recently became the first person to climb all of the world's 14 highest peaks two times is deciding whether he should retire. ...

Women mountain climbers from Pakistan, Iran reach K2 summit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A woman from Pakistan and another from Iran appeared to be the first from their countries to scale K2 on Friday, the world's second-highest mountain and one of the most dangerous summ...

1 killed, 4 injured in California mountain climbing falls

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — A mountain climbing guide was killed and at least four other people were injured in separate accidents over the past two days while trying to summit the peak of Mount Shast...

Skeletal remains of solo hiker found in central Taiwan after 7 months

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The skeletal remains of a man who embarked on a solo hiking trip up Daxueshan (大雪山) in central Taiwan last September were found in April, the Taichung City Fire Bureau tol...

Nepal: Sherpa Kami Rita breaks own Everest record

Kami Rita, an experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide, has broken his own record for the most climbs of Mount Everest, reaching the 8,849-meter-high (29,032-foot-high) summit on Saturday before returning sa...

1st Taiwanese climbs Kangchenjunga without oxygen tank

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A climber on Thursday (May 5) became the first Taiwanese to summit the third-highest mountain in the world without supplemental oxygen. On Thursday evening, Taiwan Time...