| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
A lawsuit over the charity founded by Greg Mortenson, the author of "Three Cups of Tea," has been settled....
| Mar 20, 2012
| 7:30 PM
BERLIN — Berlin and Shanksville claimed championships in the 2012 Mountaineer Junior High Basketball Tournament Saturday.
The Lady Mountaineers defeated Conemaugh Township 31-22 for the title. The win avenged a 32-30 loss to the Lady Indians in the...
| Mar 25, 2012
Left for dead near the summit of Mt. Everest, Australian adventurer Lincoln Hall survived the night alone, without supplies, in temperatures well below zero. And then he got lucky.
As dawn broke, one of the last teams of climbers to ascend the mountain...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:13 PM
A strong defense and an effective running game helped unbeaten Berlin roll to their fourth straight WestPAC win Saturday afternoon as the Mountaineers came away with a 27-0 victory at Conemaugh Valley.
“We’ve been playing good defense...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:19 PM
The sudden and unexplained death of a physics professor has stunned Rice University and the field of physics.
Adilet Imambekov was a 30-year-old physics professor and researcher at Rice. He died this week while mountain climbing. He apparently died in...
| Dec 18, 2012
Maurice Herzog, a French mountaineer who became a hero to his country in 1950 when he and a fellow climber became the first men to successfully scale a peak of more than 26,000 feet, has died. He was 93.
Herzog, who wrote a best-selling account of his...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 6:57 AM
PERU -- A large, hanging and then collapsing chunk of ice is likely the reason why two American climbers died in Peru, an investigator said Monday.
The bodies of Ben Horne and Gil Weiss were found two days earlier, a heartbreaking end to a high-tech...
| Sep 9, 2012
For more than two decades, Chris Warner's business has taken him into a death zone 26,240 feet above sea level, where oxygen is thin, the weather is cruel and a single stumble can be fatal. A certified alpine guide, Warner has led nearly 200 international...
| May 19, 2012
Ian Yarmus can spot them when he goes down to his favorite indoor climbing gym in Rockville or when he travels to Seneca Rocks in West Virginia, the place after which he named his now 3 -year-old daughter.
"I remember being 100 feet up [at Seneca], and...
| May 19, 2012
| 12:35 PM
THE HIMALAYAS, NEPAL - At 73, Tamae Watanabe is the oldest woman to scale the summit of Mount Everest... again.
The last time she set the record, she was 63.
She reached the top of the world's highest peak with four other team members morning after an...
| May 21, 2012
| 11:19 AM
A 20-year-old man was charged today with felony DUI in connection with a crash that killed four people early Saturday morning on the city's Southwest Side.
Gustavo Pichardo of the 3600 block of West 61st Street was initially cited with disobeying a red...