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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • Joby Ogwyn recalls Everest disaster for Discovery special

    American mountain climber and wingsuit flier Joby Ogwyn was on Mt. Everest on April 18 when an avalanche killed 16 Sherpa guides, making it the single deadliest day ever on the mountain. Ogwyn was there to prepare for a planned wingsuit jump off the...
  • Death toll hits 37 in Washington mudslide; 7 remain missing

    A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month's mudslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on...
  • 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...
  • Obama tours Washington mudslide devastation, praises rescuers

    OSO, Wash. — Standing beneath a banner proclaiming "Oso Strong" one month after the deadly landslide, President Obama told the residents of the hard-hit Stillaguamish Valley that the nation is grieving with them as they struggle to rebuild homes,...
  • Linda McPherson, other landslide victims, memorialized in Washington

    A retired librarian became the first of the at least 30 people killed in last month’s landslide in Washington to be memorialized as several hundred people gathered to remember her life Saturday afternoon. Two weeks ago, Linda McPherson was reading...
  • Washington landslide death toll rises to 33 as victims are mourned

    SEATTLE – A day after the secretary of homeland security and the head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency toured the site of the deadly landslide in Washington state, authorities announced Monday that they have found the remains of three more...
  • Washington landslide victim describes the day the mud rushed in

    SEATTLE -- Two broken legs. A broken arm. A shattered eye socket. And a memory of terror, an “unexplainable” sound “that will never get out of my head.” That is what Amanda Skorjanc, 25, remembers after the March 22 Oso landslide...