Five of the 14 super peaks are in Pakistan - including K2, the world's second highest mountain - and the country has enjoyed a record-breaking climbing season this year.
The 19-member team of climbers reached an altitude of over 5,000 metres on Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Europe at 5,642 metres, when the storm hit.
A team of Nepali climbers that made the first winter summit of K2, the world’s second tallest peak, arrived back in the country to a heroes' welcome from crowds of well-wishers.
Wearing traditional woollen hats and festooned with garlands, the climbers were received as heroes on the first leg of their journey back home.
A group of women in Egypt aim to form the country's first female parkour team.
It was the deadliest climbing accident so far this season in the Austrian Alps, where several dozen mountaineering deaths are reported each summer.
Junko Tabei continued mountaineering into her later years and worked in campaigns to promote the protection of mountain environments.
The body of climbing legend Alex Lowe is found on Tibetan mountain along with that of expedition cameraman David Bridges after 16 years.
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