Mount Meru: for those who like to aim high

Film Dec 28, 2016

Mount Meru: for those who like to aim high

by Kaori Shoji

If Mount Everest is the iconic goddess of mountains, then Meru in the Indian Himalayas is the unattainable, unknowable bad-ass rock star, beckoning to a chosen few from an impossibly remote place high in the sky. Unlike Everest, Meru isn't famed for its legendary ...

On mountain peaks and tourist trash

Books / Reviews Jul 4, 2015

On mountain peaks and tourist trash

by Stephen Mansfield

Discussing Mount Hayachine, ethnologist Kunio Yanagita observed that it stood on, "a somewhat different plane from the normal world." This could be a description of mountains in general, a landscape where we may experience nature in the raw, and even at times, a numinous ...

Missing kids found safe after night on mountain

National May 29, 2013

Missing kids found safe after night on mountain

Two sixth-graders from the city of Osaka were found safe Tuesday after they strayed away from a school outing on a mountain the previous day. The boy and girl, both from Joei Gakuen Elementary School, reportedly got separated from their group Monday while hiking on ...