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  • 2 skiers rescued after Oregon avalanche; 2 bodies still on mountain

    Two skiers injured in an avalanche in the Oregon backcountry were in "satisfactory" condition with broken bones after about 50 rescuers labored for 16 hours to save them, authorities said Thursday. Rescuers had to leave the bodies of two other skiers on...
  • Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths

    Unusually dangerous avalanche season in Colorado; 2 more deaths
    Two more skiers have been killed by a large avalanche, this one in Colorado, bringing to 15 the number of fatalities nationwide this season. The bodies of Justin Lentz, 32, and Jarrad law, 34, both of Portage, Wis., were recovered Sunday afternoon...
  • Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last

    Goodbye, avalanche: Highway to Valdez, Alaska, clear at last
    Ah, the open road: The lone highway into Valdez, Alaska, is finally clear, but residents say being cut off by land wasn't that big of a deal. Six miles of the Richardson Highway in and out of the town of 4,000 people were shut down for about 11 days...
  • Winter storms creating treacherous avalanche conditions; 6 dead

    Six people have been killed and two injured skiers were awaiting rescue after being struck or buried by avalanches--one 9-feet deep--across the West in recent days. In Oregon: Two cross-country skiers in Oregon were killed about noon Tuesday near...
  • Ruben Ostlund's 'Tourist': A 'Stranglehold on the Nordic Soul'

    With his fourth feature film "Tourist", on which Coproduction Office is handling world sales, Ruben Ostlund is aiming for his third Cannes appearance. On Saturday the Swedish helmer showed the Goteborg Film Festival audience clips from his new film, a...
  • Twelve guides die in Mt. Everest avalanche

    Twelve guides die in Mt. Everest avalanche
    MUMBAI, India – A predawn avalanche on Mt. Everest killed at least 12 Nepalese guides in the single deadliest accident on the world’s tallest peak, officials said Friday. The guides were preparing ropes and ferrying supplies for commercial...
  • Deadly Everest Avalanche Raises Uncertainty for Discovery's 'Everest Jump Live'

    Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche ever, which killed at least 12 people early Friday, raises questions about whether Discovery Channel's "Everest Jump Live" special, set to air May 11, will go on as planned. The avalanche struck and killed 12 sherpas,...
  • 'Everest' Movie Crew Safe After Deadly Avalanche, Continuing to the Top

    The crew working on location for the Cross Creek Pictures and Walden Media film "Everest" is safe from its position at base camp after a deadly avalanche swept down a climbing route on the Nepalese mountain. The nine members of the second-unit crew,...
  • Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks

    Search for missing Sherpas suspended as Everest climbers weigh risks
    MUMBAI, India — Bill Burke, a 72-year-old mountaineer from Costa Mesa, was making his latest attempt to scale Mt. Everest’s northern face when the news came of the deadliest avalanche ever on the world’s highest peak. As many as 16...
  • Discovery Cancels 'Everest Jump Live' in Light of Deadly Avalanche

    After Mt. Everest suffered its deadliest avalanche early Friday which killed 13 people, Discovery Channel has cancelled "Everest Jump Live," scheduled for May 11. "In light of the overwhelming tragedy at Mt Everest and respect for the families of the...
  • Climbers pack up as Sherpas say they won't go up Everest

    MUMBAI, India – Scores of mountaineers were departing Mt. Everest on Thursday after Nepalese officials failed to break an impasse with anguished Sherpa guides who want to halt climbing following last week’s devastating avalanche. A meeting...