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Nepal blizzard, avalanche death toll rises to 25

In this photo provided by the Nepalese army, soldiers carry an avalanche victim before he is airlifted in Thorong La pass area, Nepal, Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014. An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal's mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. (AP Photo/Nepalese Army)

Search and rescue teams flying on army helicopters spotted the bodies of eight more trekkers killed in a series of blizzards and avalanches that have hit central Nepal in recent days, raising the death toll in the region to 25, officials said Thursday.

Posted: October 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 climbers swept by avalanche, missing in Nepal

A Nepalese climber lights incense during a memorial service for the 16 Nepalese Sherpa guides killed in avalanche on Mount Everest in Katmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. The April 18 avalanche was the deadliest disaster on the world's highest mountain. AP

Nepalese officials say an avalanche has swept three climbers and they are now presumed dead on the slopes of Mount Kanchenjunga, the world’s third tallest peak.

Posted: May 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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 »

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