• In this May 27, 2003, file photo, Junko Tabei, the first woman to summit Mount Everest in 1975, receives a gift from a Kathmandu city official during ceremonies in Kathmandu, Nepal. Tabei, who died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries. (AP Photo/Binod Joshi, File)

    Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

    TOKYO (AP) — The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn’t stop there.

  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 photo workers rebuild an historic stone cabin on Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. The building was gutted in a fire last Christmas Eve when the founder of Burton Snowboards' two sons accidentally caused a fire. The family donated $150,000 to help rebuild the Stone Hut, which will be open for overnight guests starting on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

    Vermont rebuilds historic mountain cabin accidentally burned

    STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A historic mountaintop stone cabin that was gutted by an accidental fire caused by the sons of a snowboard company founder almost a year ago has been rebuilt and will be ready for guests soon.

  • Key stages on the 2017 route for the Tour de France

    PARIS (AP) — With 21 stages, 23 tough climbs in five mountain ranges, three mountain-top finishes and two time trials, the route for the 2017 Tour de France, unveiled Tuesday in Paris, promises an array of challenges for the wide variety of skill sets in the professional cycling peloton.

  • 2016 Tour de France winner Chris Froome of Britain attends the presentation of the 2017 Tour de France cycling race in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016. The race will start on July, 1, 2017 with a prologue in Dusseldorf, Germany, and counts 20 stages. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

    2017 Tour will scale all of France’s mountains

    PARIS (AP) — For the first time in 25 years, all five mountain ranges of continental France will feature in next year’s Tour de France, in a stretched-out endurance test of racing that smiles on the climbing strengths of defending champion Chris Froome and his Colombian rival, Nairo Quintana.