Fans of Three Cups of Tea, the non-fiction book about building schools for rural children in Afghanistan and Pakistan, awoke to news this morning that one of its two authors, David Oliver Relin, had died at the age of 49 in what the authorities said was suicide.
Patrick Edlinger, who has died aged 52 after falling down stairs at his home, was often described as “the God of free-climbing”. Overcoming sheer vertical rock faces and horizontal overhangs, often without safety ropes or even shoes, he was widely known in France simply as “le Blond,” and among his English-speaking fans as “the blond Adonis”.
The rock-climber, who gave the sport mass appeal but was beset by inner demons, has died at 52
Fiorenzo Magni, who died yesterday at the age of 91, was one of the biggest and most controversial names from the golden age of post-war Italian cycling.
Three climbers died and two others went missing while descending the summit of Mount Everest – a toll that raised concerns about overcrowding in the "death zone" at the top of the world's tallest peak.
From hiking up volcanoes to biking round Europe, charity challenges have wide-reaching benefits
Number of Britons participating in major sports has declined dramatically since 2009
Ben Mondy takes on Europe's only artificial ice climbing tower, in Champagny-le-Haut