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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Former U. of C. student killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says

    Former U. of C. student killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says
    Michelle Fennessy had been following her old friend’s dream trip from afar. On Thursday, Vinh Truong shared a video from his journey in Nepal -- images of cows, punctuated with his comments about how loud and dusty the surroundings were. He was...
  • The Latest on Nepal: $1,000 for each family of those killed

    9:30 a.m. (0345 GMT) Nepal's government is giving out 100,000 rupees ($1,000) to families of each of those killed in Saturday's earthquake, and another 40,000 rupees ($400) for funeral costs, according to the state-run Radio Nepal. Meanwhile, Nepal...
  • Tom Taplin dies at 61; mountaineer was victim of Mt. Everest avalanche

    Tom Taplin dies at 61; mountaineer was victim of Mt. Everest avalanche
    Over the years, Tom Taplin scaled some of the world's highest summits more than once. In the Andes, he was climbing Aconcagua — at 22,841 feet the highest mountain outside of Asia — when he tumbled into a crevasse and broke his arm,...
  • Nepal may let Everest climbs restart despite massive quake

    Despite a massive 7.8 magnitude earthquake that triggered a landslide that killed 19 people at Everest base camp, government and trekking officials in Nepal said Thursday that expeditions to summit Mt. Everest may resume if climbers decide to go ahead....
  • Nepal economy shattered by quake, recovery to take years

    What took moments to flatten will take years to rebuild. In mere seconds a powerful earthquake devastated a swathe of Nepal. Rebuilding the impoverished Himalayan nation's fragile economy will require a long slog, financed by foreign aid and money from...
  • The Latest on Nepal: Race against time to deliver supplies

    10 a.m. (0415 GMT) In quake-wracked Nepal, everyone who is able is joining the aid effort. The 32-year-oid Narayan Thapa was working at a tire factory in Gorkha town when the earthquake destroyed his village of Bungkot, around 45 kilometers (28 miles)...
  • California man killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says

    California man killed in Everest avalanche was on dream trip, friend says
    Michelle Fennessy had been following her old friend’s dream trip from afar. On Thursday, Vinh Truong, 48, shared a video from his journey in Nepal — images of cows, punctuated with his comments about how loud and dusty the surroundings were....
  • China suspends climbing on north side of Everest

    Hundreds of climbers and Sherpas who were attempting to climb Mount Everest from the north side when a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the region are packing their gear and heading out after expedition leaders said Chinese authorities closed all...
  • Toll from quake-triggered Everest avalanche rises to 19

    The death toll from an avalanche on Mount Everest triggered by last weekend's massive earthquake in Nepal has risen to 19, including two climbers from the United States and one each from China, Australia and Japan, mountaineering officials said Wednesday....
  • Following Nepal quake, climbers say Everest season is over

    All climbers on the Nepal side of Mount Everest have left the mountain and the climbing season is over following a deadly earthquake that left thousands dead in Nepal and dozens of climbers killed or injured after an avalanche swept across the basecamp...
  • The Latest on Nepal: Under rubble, man says he drank urine

    10:30 a.m. (0445 GMT) A man pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building in Kathmandu more than three days after the deadly Nepal earthquake says he drank his own urine to survive. Rishi Khanal tells The Associated Press that he had given up all...