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Natural disasters Rocks on mountain trails

The shrinking of the glacier has resulted in rocks falling on the mountain trail which leads up to the Lauteraar mountain hut, at 2,9392 metres ...

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SERIES ON SWISS GLACIERS: 2,000 – 3,000 METRES As glaciers shrink, are the Alps more dangerous?

Melting of the glaciers means more risk of landslides and flooding. Yet it is also opening up new opportunities for Alpine tourism. 

Glass Ceiling in the Himalayas In Nepal, an uphill battle for gender parity

Nepal's quota system that has made the country among the most politically progressive in Asia, but its women say true equality remains a long way off.

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

Public transport in numbers Are Swiss trains becoming less punctual, pricier and more dangerous?

Long known for its efficiency, critics say service on the Swiss Federal Railways is deteriorating. Do they have a point?

250th fundraiser The story behind Swiss Solidarity

Launched on Thursday, the humanitarian charity Swiss Solidarity has devoted its 250th fundraising campaign to women in crises.

Schreckhorn case Pilot error caused fatal Swiss plane crash

A Swiss military court says pilot error was the cause of a fatal army plane crash in the Bernese Oberland in September 2017. Despite insufficient ...

This content was published on August 20, 2019 8:34 AM

Andreas Meyer Railway boss defends record after fatal accident

The head of Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has hit back at a growing number of critics following the death of a conductor on a faulty train. “This ...

This content was published on August 18, 2019 12:39 PM