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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

FILE - In this May 22 2013 file photo, climbers descend Khumbu Icefall on their way back to Base Camo after summitting the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) Mount Everest. (AP Photo/ Pasang Geljen Sherpa, FIle)

Discovery to chronicle Everest avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) — With its dreams of televising a daredevil’s attempt to jump off Mount Everest over, the Discovery network said Tuesday it will instead make a documentary on last week’s avalanche that killed […]

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

In this July 27, 2012 photo, British stuntman Mark Sutton, parachuting into the Olympic Stadium, dressed as James Bond, during the Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony. (AP Photo/PA,  Lewis Whyld, File)

Q&A on the extreme sport of wingsuit flying

GENEVA (AP) — The extreme sport of wingsuit flying that killed British stuntman Mark Sutton this week involves a special aerodynamic jumpsuit developed about a decade ago. It creates fabric batwing sleeves around a person’s […]

08/15/2013

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Airport to Everest presents a risky flight

LUKLA, Nepal (AP) — As soon as the decades-old Twin Otter landed at Lukla airport, passengers burst out in applause. They do that for nearly every safe landing at the often terrifying airport at the […]

06/17/2013

Yuichiro Miura, 80-year-old Japanese mountain climber, the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, Katmandu, Nepal. (AP Photo)

No more Everest, says oldest to climb highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The oldest person to climb Mount Everest said Sunday that he won’t make any further attempts to scale the world’s highest peak — even though his new record may soon be […]

05/26/2013

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5 climbers feared dead on world’s 3rd highest peak

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers including two Hungarians and a South Korean are missing on the world’s third-highest mountain and feared dead, a mountaineering official said Friday. The five disappeared Monday on Mount Kanchenjunga, […]

05/24/2013

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Johnny Strange and Jane Pak on Business Rockstars

Today on Business Rockstars, Ken Rutkowski talks with Johnny Strange, who at 17, became one of the youngest people to climb the Seven Summits – including Mt. Everest. Later on the show, Ken discusses the importance of women as entrepreneurs and leaders with the CEO of the National Association of Women Business Owners, Los Angeles Chapter (NAWBO-LA), Jane Pak.

03/14/2013

Google cameras map popular Grand Canyon trails

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) – Google and its street-view cameras already have taken users to narrow cobblestone alleys in Spain using a tricycle, inside the Smithsonian with a push cart and to British […]

10/24/2012

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