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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing

    'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing
    Three people were missing Monday afternoon after a massive, miles-wide mudslide swept down a mountain in rural western Colorado.  The three unidentified men went missing Sunday after going into the uninhabited slide area on Grand Mesa to check on...
  • Colorado mudslide: Astonishing footage shows miles of devastation

    Colorado mudslide: Astonishing footage shows miles of devastation
    After a day of aerial and ground searches Monday, Colorado officials failed to find three men who vanished after a massive weekend mudslide wiped out miles of uninhabited land on Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. (See footage of...
  • Colorado mudslide: Rescuers helpless in search for missing ranchers

    Colorado mudslide: Rescuers helpless in search for missing ranchers
    Colorado officials held out little hope Tuesday for three ranchers who were apparently swept up by a weekend mudslide on Grand Mesa, saying the search had shifted from rescue to recovery. They also significantly downgraded the estimated size of Sunday...
  • Road closed by deadly Washington landslide partially reopens

    Road closed by deadly Washington landslide partially reopens
    The devastating landslide in Washington that killed 43 people, from a 4-month-old girl to an 91-year-old woman, also left what officials described as “critical” highway between two small cities unusable. Sixty-nine days after the landslide...
  • 6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...
  • For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...
  • 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

    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...
  • Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer

    Washington mudslide: A moment of silence, and a simple prayer
    OSO, Wash. -- To mark a statewide moment of silence exactly a week after a massive mudslide slammed this rural town, about 100 firefighters and volunteers in the search for victims filed out of the fire station Saturday and stood before a U.S. flag at...
  • At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief

    At Oso mudslide, 10:37 a.m. is marked by bowed heads, silence, grief
    OSO, Wash. -- Washington residents paused Saturday to observe a statewide moment of silence at 10:37 a.m., exactly a week after a devastating mudslide tore through this rural mountain town. The death toll stands at 17, with 90 more still missing....