‘Extraordinary’ red skies wow Svalbard locals

‘Extraordinary’ red skies wow Svalbard locals

Midwinter usually brings nothing but darkness to the far northern Norwegian island of Svalbard, where the sun does not rise above the horizon in either December or January. But something special has happened this year.

Nepal’s Sherpas rebuild Norway mountain paths

Nepal’s Sherpas rebuild Norway mountain paths

A group of Sherpas have spent several years reconstructing Norway's crumbling mountain paths after being recruited for their endurance and skill at high-altitude work as well as ability to carry heavy loads.

Norway ski pioneer Stein Eriksen dies at 88

Norway ski pioneer Stein Eriksen dies at 88

Stein Eriksen, a Norwegian credited as the founder of modern skiing, died on Sunday at his home in Utah, the ski resort he was long associated with said. He was 88.