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As an adult running is necessary for my mental health. It can be the difference between a good day and a bad day, of not sweating the small stuff and stressing over every detail

It is raining, hard. I can hardly see through the saturated sheets of water stinging my face. There isn’t a soul on the streets – no other halfwit is (...)

Mountaineers, Sherpas and team expedition members  at Everest base camp in early May. Photograph:  Prakash Mathema/AFP via Getty Images

The coronavirus crisis overwhelming India is wreaking havoc in neighbouring Nepal, where surging cases have pushed hospitals to the brink of collapse (...)

Paul Devaney in Antarctica in 2014

From the flatlands of Longford to the highest mountain on earth, London-based Paul Devaney wrestled his fears to climb Mount Everest, but then the Ea(...)

Photograph: Seven Summit Treks/AFP via Getty Images

At around noon on the Saturday before last, the climbers inched into the infamous passage called the Bottleneck on K2, the second-tallest mountain in (...)

 Sukrity Sharma moved to Ireland a year ago to study for a masters in journalism. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

When asked what attracted her to study in Ireland, Sukrity Sharma answers without a moment’s hesitation. The books, the poetry and the playwrights, sh(...)

Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself in Nepal

One of just a handful of Irish people living permanently in Nepal, Niall Kavanagh created a new life for himself at the foothills of the greatest moun(...)

 A man rows his banana raft in flood water near his partially submerged house in Morigaon district of Assam, India on Saturday. Photograph:   EPA/STR

Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, wit(...)

Residents and rescue workers inspect the area outside a house damaged by a landslide and the swell of the Thado-Koshi river due to heavy rains in Jambu village of Sindhupalchok district, Nepal. Photograph: Niroj Chaoulagain/AFP via Getty Images

Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides that killed at least 40 people and displaced thousands in western Nepal, officials said on Saturday(...)

Locals chat at a  food store  in Boston, England. The town, in Lincolnshire, voted by  a 75 per cent majority to leave the European Union in the 2016 referendum, giving it the highest proportion of Brexit voters in the UK. Photograph: Darren Staples/Getty

In Boston, Lincolnshire 75.6 per cent voted to leave the EU, the highest leave vote in Britain, but most people I speak to express relief rather than (...)

Heavy traffic of mountain climbers lined up to summit Mount Everest in a photograph taken by climber Nirmal Purja’s Project Possible expedition on May 22nd. Photograph: Project Possible/AFP/Getty Images

An Irish mountaineer who has summited Everest nine times, said that some of the Nepalese proposals to police the world’s highest peak are “too restric(...)

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