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Everest: Almost Everyone Off Mountain

On Monday, good weather allowed helicopters to rescue stranded climbers from camps one and two and dropped them at base camp, according to Ang Tshering Sherpa, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association. The Guardian reported that three helicopters flew nonstop to rescue
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Trapped on Everest: Evacuations and Rescues Continue

The chaos continues one day after the 7.8 earthquake struck Nepal. Over 60 survivors from an avalanche that leveled most of Base Camp on Mount Everest have been evacuated to the capital Kathmandu. At least 22 climbers are confirmed dead and some reports suggest 217 are missing.
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Everest Earthquake: Canadians Safe After Tragedy

The magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Nepal triggered an avalanche that killed 17 people. A number of Canadian are in the Everest area and all are reported to be safe. It’s the deadliest disaster in the history of climbing on the world’s highest peak. There were over 60
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Everest Earthquake: Death-count Rising – Video Post-Avalanche

An avalanche in Nepal has killed over 1,000 people and at Everest Basecamp, the death count is rising. The magnitude 7.8 quake struck on Saturday about 80 kilometers northwest of Nepal’s capital, Kathmandu. More on the story from BBC The earthquake started an avalanche that
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Everest: Sorry Melissa Arnot, but It’s Been Done

There’s been lots of talk in the media recently about Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to summit Everest without bottled oxygen. But, it’s already been done. In 1996, Rob Hall and Scott Fischer led commercial expedition teams
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Everest: Nancy Hansen’s O2-Free Record Attempt

While there’s a media storm covering American Melissa Arnot’s attempt to become the first North American woman to climb Everest without supplemental oxygen, Canadian Nancy Hansen is quietly inching up the north side attempting to become the first Canadian to do so.
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First Japanese Ascent of The Wild Thing

The Wild Thing is one of the Rockies’ most classic alpine routes. First climbed in 1987, the most recent and first Japanese ascent was by Yamada Toshiyuki and Takeshi Tani.   During the third week of Apil, Toshiyuki and Tani made what was likely the 12th ascent of the
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Melissa Arnot’s Everest Record Attempt

This season, American mountaineer Melissa Arnot is attempting to become the first North American women to climb Mount Everest without bottled oxygen. Arnot has already summited Mount Everest five times and is attempting the South Col route with a team of four. In 1976, Italian
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Massive Rockfall in Squamish, Search Underway

In Squamish, there has been a huge rockfall on the Chief’s North Walls that occurred at 11:50 a.m. on Sunday. The rockfall could be heard throughout Downtown. “The damage is monumental,” said local Paul McSorley who was new-routing on the North Walls last week.
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Canadian Max Fisher Sends In Chamonix

Max Fisher is a Canadian east-coaster with a sweet tooth for the alpine. He’s currently sessioning the spring rock and alpine climbing in Chamonix. By Max Fisher Last June, when close friend and climbing partner Cory Hall passed away climbing in Peru, James Monypenny
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