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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Discovery to air 'Everest Avalanche Tragedy' doc in May

    The deadly April 18 avalanche that killed killed 13 and left three people missing on Mt. Everest will be the subject of a 90-minute documentary "Everest Avalanche Tragedy" that will air on Discovery on May 4. Discovery had a camera crew from NBC News...
  • Discovery Channel to Air Documentary Honoring Avalanche Victims

    The Discovery Channel will broadcast the 90-min documentary, "Everest Avalanche Tragedy," as a tribute to all the Sherpas and their families affected by the recent Mt. Everest avalanche. On April 18, members of an NBC News crew were located at an Everest...
  • Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region

    Officials prepare for mudslides as heavy rain moves across L.A. region
    The second of two winter storms this week delivered on a promise of heavy rainfall as it moved across the region Friday, and hundreds of residents waited to see if their homes would escape feared mudslides within mandatory evacuation zones below the San...
  • 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...
  • Mudslide drops house onto Washington highway, injuring at least five

    A mudslide north of Seattle carried a house onto a highway Saturday morning, injuring at least five people and leaving an unknown number unaccounted for. The injuries were not life-threatening, Snohomish County sheriff’s Lt. Rodney Rochon told the...
  • Washington mudslide pulls homes across river, killing at least three

    A powerful mudslide north of Seattle spilled the splintered remains of at least six houses across a river and onto a rural highway Saturday morning, killing at least three people and injuring several others. Authorities said at least seven adults and...