avalanche

A relative of one of the Nepalese climbers killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Most Sherpas decide to leave Everest for season

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Most Sherpa mountain climbers have decided to leave Mount Everest, a guide said Tuesday, confirming a walkout certain to disrupt a climbing season that was already marked by grief over the […]

04/22/2014

Family members of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry as his body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Calif. man says he was on Everest during avalanche

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — A California man said he was on Mount Everest when an avalanche struck that killed at least 13 people. Kenwood, Calif., contractor Jon Reiter said his Sherpa guide pushed him […]

04/20/2014

The body of Nepalese a mountaineer Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, is carried to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014.  (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling […]

04/19/2014

Rescuers dig at the scene of an avalanche in Missoula's Rattlesnake Valley on Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Tom Bauer)

Boy buried by avalanche tried to bite his way out

NEW YORK (AP) — An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way […]

03/07/2014

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2 skiers killed in large avalanche in Colorado

LEADVILLE, Colo. (AP) — Two skiers were killed and three others were injured in a large avalanche in Colorado, marking the third deadly slide in the state in less than a week, authorities said Sunday. […]

02/16/2014

Officials say avalanche was impossible to predict

(AP) – Local officials in the area where yesterday’s deadly avalanche struck in the French Alps say it would have been impossible to foresee it. The head of the local mountain search and rescue service […]

07/13/2012

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