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Anser indicus, the bar-headed goose, migrates from India, over the Himalayas and into central Asia. A new study shows that they ascend quickly and under their own steam, without the help of upslope tailwinds. The discovery makes the birds’ annual journey “the most extreme migration on Earth. For mountaineers, climbing Everest makes movement and speech impossible and most people do it with oxygen assistance.