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Injured Mt. Adams hiker still missing

At the end of the operational period for July 20, 2016, search and rescue teams were unable to locate the injured hiker or turn up any evidence as to …

Fallen Climber, Index Lower Town Wall

In the Land of Missing Persons

Two families, two bodies, and a wilderness of secrets<p>They found what was left of him in the spring of 2014. Firefighters battling a huge blaze on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula first spotted a boot in the dirt. Then they noticed some bones scattered across a wide grassy area. Fire crews in Alaska are …

Crime

Climber likely dead from hypothermia on Mount Rainier

<b>Update, 8:14 a.m. Tuesday, March 29:</b><p>A helicopter rescue crew Tuesday morning tried again to reach a 58-year-old Norwegian man who was caught in a …

How Backcountry Search and Rescue Works

On the evening of February 18, 2016, a taxicab driver in Anchorage, Alaska, dropped off a 26-year-old Alaska National Guardsman named Nephi Soper at the Prospect Heights trailhead a few miles from downtown. Soper, who did not own a car and walked or biked everywhere he went, planned to hike …

Avalanche educators target safety message at younger crowds

MOUNT BAKER, Wash. (AP) — Walker Smith has been skiing in-bounds at resorts since he was young, but lately the Seattle teen has become more interested "in getting tracks where no one else has really gone."<p>He knows backcountry travel comes with avalanche risks, he said. So under a brilliant blue sky …

Avalanche kills Bellingham man near Mt. Baker Ski Area

A Bellingham skier’s body was recovered Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, a day after he died in an avalanche on Mount Herman, near the Mt. Baker Ski …

Three dead after children engulfed by avalanche on closed piste in Les Deux Alpes

Avalanche in Alpine resort of Les Deux Alpes kills two French students and Ukrainian skier<p>Three people were killed and three others seriously injured when an avalanche in the French Alps hit a group of children on a school ski trip.<p>Two children, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died in the …

Skiing

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<i>By Dr. Jeff Masters<br>March 29, 2017</i><p>Decades of progress on cleaning up our dirty air took a significant hit on Tuesday, along with hopes for a livable …

Search Resumes for Missing Skier Near Snoqualmie Pass, Crews Prepared for Recovery Mission

<b>UPDATE | December 26, 2015</b><p>Early Saturday morning, December 26th, King County Search and Rescue crews were back on the mountain near Snoqualmie Pass …

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Two caught in avalanche in Glacier National Park, new Mountain Information Network provides real-time reports

If there’s enough to ski, there’s enough to slide, as they say.<p>Early season backcountry skiing, ‘boarding is underway in Glacier National Park, and …

Outside TV

Your all access pass to the adventure lifestyle! OutsideTV.com provides a clean, full-bleed, immersive viewing experience. Curated from the top …

Mountain Skills: How to really read the avalanche forecast

Avalanche forecast centers do a great job informing backcountry travelers about current conditions, weather patterns and the avalanche danger. In …

Skiing

8 Survival Tips From a Grand Canyon Rescue Ranger

<i>Upgrade your skills with our online Wilderness First Aid Basics class! Learn to conquer common problems and handle emergencies with grace. Start it</i> …

Riski Lavango, the game that raises awareness of the dangers of avalanches

With the support of:<p>SAGE ENTERTAINMENT SL, an emerging company, has for quite some time now been preparing preparing an innovative board game to …

Man Falls Down Mountain, Lands in Rescue Team's Path

While climbing a mountain Sunday in England's rugged Lake District, a British man tumbled 600 ft. down a snow-covered slope — only to land in the …

Lake District

Nepal's Heroes: Mountain Climbers, an Actress and a UN Rescue Team

"Together We Reach Higher" is the motto of the Seven Summit Women climbing team of Nepal. This all-star team of climbers includes Nimdoma Sherpa, who scaled Mount Everest at age 17.<p>In April these amazing athletes were suddenly confronted with their greatest challenge, after a massive earthquake …

Earthquakes

Body recovered at Big Four Ice Caves

VERLOT, Wash. – Snohomish County Sheriff's Office search and rescue personnel on Tuesday successfully recovered the body of the 34-year-old woman who …

1 killed, 5 injured in Big Four Ice Caves collapse

<b>by:</b> Updated: Jul 6, 2015 - 6:27 PM<p><b>VERLOT, Wash.</b> - Tuesday morning, rescue crews will return to recover a body buried in a collapse at the Big Four …

Seattle News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News | KOMO

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Weather

1 dead, at least 5 hurt in collapse at Big Four Ice Caves

OSO — Firefighters still can be surprised by how much and how…<p>Feb 25th, 2017 by<p>SNOHOMISH — Janine Shaffer told 911 that a man had cut her…<p>Feb 25th, …

Utah hiker goes missing on Washington's Mt. Rainier

Patricia Betts<p>By | Posted Jun 12th, 2015 @ 10:51pm<p>SALT LAKE CITY — A Utah man remained missing on Mt. Rainier in Washington on Friday after embarking …

Jive-Ass Anchors

The Viking discovers Jive-Ass gold.<p>Look! Two ice screws threaded with a piece of webbing into a textbook <b>American Death Triangle</b>! This ice climbing …

Mountain rescue teams reach climbers in the Enchantments

WENATCHEE — The Chelan County Mountain Rescue team was busy over the weekend with two separate calls for sick and injured climbers.<p>The sheriff’s …

Searchers looking for missing hiker in Chelan County spot what they believe to be body

Bridge Creek Campground (Photo: freeguidetonwcamping.com)<p>×<p>Searchers looking for missing hiker in Chelan County spot what they believe to be …

Mt. Hood rescue underway for fallen male climber

<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>Climber fell 400 feet to his death on Mount Hood's Hogsback route, early reports say.</i><p>Clackamas County sheriff's deputies are coordinating a …

Jagd aufs Matterhorn

Chasing the Matterhorn<p>Erleben Sie mit der NZZ eines der grössten Abenteuer in der Geschichte der Schweiz: Die Erstbesteigung des …