In the Himalayan foothills, water is getting harder to come by. Villagers in one region of northern India are learning how to recharge the groundwater-fed springs they depend on.
Residents of Pakistan's Himalayan region turn to science and folklore, with backing from the U.N. They're erecting ice towers, harvesting avalanches and performing an ancient glacier ritual.
Parts of the Himalayas in India are seeing people leave for cities that offer more jobs. Those left behind feel forgotten as the government looks to use the land for resources for the growing cities.
Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the summit of 26,775-foot Mount Manaslu on Monday when she fell off the mountain
At least 140 people are missing after a hydroelectric dam near the glacier was swept away in a deluge of water, rock and debris. "It came very fast. There was no time to alert anyone," a witness said.
The Karakoram Highway revamp is a key part of China's trade and infrastructure initiative in the region, and local communities' expectations are high.
Scientists are using old spy satellite images to measure the effects of climate change. They're finding that glaciers in the Himalayas are melting twice as fast as they were a few decades earlier.
If temperatures continue to rise, glaciers would begin to disappear, with a serious impact on the area's water resources.
Severe frostbite claimed Xia Boyu's feet during his first failed attempt in 1975. Then, lymphoma claimed his legs beneath the knee. Still, Xia kept trying — and on Monday, he finally reached the top.