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Tension at Everest base camp over sherpa strike threat

Daughter of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries during the funeral ceremony in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 21, 2014. Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community. The avalanche killed at least 13 Sherpas. Three other Sherpas remain missing and are presumed dead. AP

Tensions mounted Tuesday at Everest base camp as frustrated mountaineers who have paid tens of thousands of dollars to climb the world’s highest peak faced disappointment due to a strike threat by guides.

Posted: April 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

A Buddhist monk performs rituals next to a casket containing the dead body of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, offer prayers at the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Sunday, April 20, 2014.  AP

Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain’s history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official said Monday.

Posted: April 21st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Nepal calls off search for missing guides on Everest—official

Family members of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cry as his body is brought to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. AP FILE PHOTO

Nepal called off the search Sunday for three local guides still missing after the deadliest accident on Mount Everest that killed 13 of their colleagues, a tourism ministry official said.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bad weather halts rescue after deadliest Everest disaster

The body of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, is carried to the Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Bad weather suspended searches Sunday on Mount Everest for three Nepalese sherpa guides still missing after an avalanche killed 13 of their colleagues in the deadliest accident on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. AP

Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Search resumes for bodies in Everest avalanche

Hospital staff get ready to receive the injured from an avalanche, on helipad of Grandy hospital, in Katmandu, Nepal, Friday, April 18, 2014. An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. AP

Rescuers were digging through piles of snow and ice Saturday for four Sherpa guides buried on Mount Everest when an avalanche swept down the slopes and killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak.

Posted: April 19th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest

: In this image released by mountain guide Adrian Ballinger of Alpenglow Expeditions and taken Saturday, May 18, 2013, climbers navigate the Hillary Step just below the summit of Mount Everest, in the Khumbu region of the Nepal Himalayas. Nepal plans to minimize the congestion of climbers near the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit of Mount Everest, which is clogged with scores of climbers during the short window of good weather, officials said Monday. AP

An avalanche swept Mount Everest’s slopes on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the worst disaster to hit climbers on the mountain, officials said.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

4 die in Swiss Alps avalanches

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Four skiers were killed and another was in a critical condition after a series of avalanches hit the Alps in southern Switzerland Sunday, Swiss media reported.

Posted: January 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Avalanche kills 7 in Japan—police

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Seven people died after being hit by an avalanche on Saturday on a mountain in Japan’s central Toyama prefecture, local police said.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

What went before

On July 10, 2000, a garbage avalanche at the Payatas dump in Quezon City killed more than 200 persons and buried thousands of homes. About 80 bodies had not been found.

Posted: April 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

British Columbia avalanche hits 3 skiers, kills 1

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Police say an avalanche that swept down the backside of the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in southeastern British Columbia caught three skiers, killing one of them.

Posted: February 23rd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sleepless miner recounts seeing friends buried alive

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INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTO

“Every time I close my eyes, I keep seeing my friends and fellow workers who died,” recounted Rodrigo, who said that he had not slept for the past two days.

Posted: February 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

9 climbers killed, 6 missing in Nepal avalanche

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In this photo provided by Nepalese airline Simrik Air, an injured victim, center, of an avalanche is rescued at the base camp of Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal, Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012.  AP/Simrik Air

An avalanche hit climbers on a high Himalayan peak in Nepal on Sunday, leaving at least nine dead and six others missing, officials said. Many of the climbers were French or German.

Posted: September 24th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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