Black jumping spider

Black jumping spider has been found at elevations as high as 6,700 m

Euophrys omnisuperstes, a minute black jumping spider, has been found at elevations as high as 6,700 metres (22,000 ft), possibly making it the highest confirmed non-microscopic permanent resident on Earth. It lurks in crevices and may feed on frozen insects that have been blown there by the wind. It should be noted that there is […]

Reinhold Messner

Reinhold Messner was the first to climb all fourteen eight-thousanders

Reinhold Messner (born 17 September 1944) is a mountaineer, adventurer, explorer, and author from the Italian autonomous province of South Tyrol, “whose astonishing feats on Everest and on peaks throughout the world have earned him the status of the greatest climber in history.” He is renowned for making the first solo ascent of Mount Everest […]