Avalanches

In this Tuesday, June 4, 2019, photo, Legendary Indian mountaineer Manmohan Singh Kohli, 88, looks out from the glass door of his farmhouse in New Delhi, India. To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he led decades ago. Operators’ tight schedules and climbers’ lack of experience has added risks, diminished the adventure and resulted in more casualties, including an expedition that went missing in the Indian Himalayas in late May. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
June 07, 2019 - 3:15 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago. Operators' tight schedules and climbers' lack of experience has added risks, diminished the adventure and...
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June 03, 2019 - 8:07 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers attempting to chart a new route near India's second-highest peak who went missing in an avalanche. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil...
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Travis White, Utah Department of Transportation, Highway Incident Management Team, holds their drone at a drone demo Monday, May 20, 2019, in Park City, Utah. In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly every state, according to a new survey released on Monday, May 20, 2019 by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
May 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In Utah, drones are hovering near avalanches to watch roaring snow. In North Carolina, they're searching for the nests of endangered birds. In Kansas, they could soon be identifying sick cows through heat signatures. Public transportation agencies are using drones in nearly...
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April 19, 2019 - 10:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — The parents of celebrated Austrian climber David Lama said Friday that he had "lived his dream," as hopes he and two other top climbers survived an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies faded. Lama, fellow Austrian Hansjörg Auer and American climber Jess Roskelley have been missing in...
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March 08, 2019 - 8:25 pm
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. (AP) — A teenager visiting Colorado for spring break says he and two friends were swept up in an inbounds avalanche while snowboarding at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Grant Shields, of Asheville, North Carolina, says he was on an expert run called Whale's Tail when he heard a pop...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019 file photo, crews work to remove the snow debris from a controlled avalanche that spilled onto Interstate 70 near Loveland Pass, Colo. Historic avalanche conditions persisted in the mountains of Colorado on Thursday, March 7, 2019, shutting down portions of I-70 and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid traveling through the region that’s home to many ski resorts. (Hugh Carey/Summit Daily News via AP, File)
March 07, 2019 - 9:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — Historic avalanche danger caused havoc in the Colorado mountains Thursday, shutting down portions of two highways and prompting a rare warning for drivers to avoid a route leading to some of the state's busiest ski resorts. After another round of heavy snow, at least three major snow...
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February 23, 2019 - 11:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian police say an avalanche has buried several people in Austria near the German border on Saturday afternoon and a rescue mission is underway. The avalanche hit a forest region off-slope in Reutte near the German border and buried the people, but it wasn't clear how many, said...
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Rescue crews work work at the site of an avalanche site in the ski resort of Crans-Montana, Switzerland, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019. Swiss mountain rescue teams pulled out several people who were buried in a mid-afternoon avalanche Tuesday at the popular ski resort of Crans-Montana and were searching for others, police said. (Denis Mentha/Keystone via AP)
February 20, 2019 - 9:45 am
CRANS-MONTANA, Switzerland (AP) — A 34-year-old Frenchman whose job was to check the safety of ski slopes died overnight after being injured in an avalanche at a popular Swiss Alps ski resort, police said Wednesday. The man was one of four injured people who were rescued after being swept away...
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February 19, 2019 - 11:00 am
GENEVA (AP) — Police say an avalanche at the Swiss ski resort of Crans-Montana has buried "several people" and rescue teams have been deployed. The regional police from the Valais canton, or region, say the mid-afternoon snow-slide took place near the Plaine Morte peak. A spokesman said he didn't...
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February 06, 2019 - 3:01 pm
ROME (AP) — A trial is being sought for 25 suspects in the deadly 2017 avalanche at a resort hotel in the Italian Apennine mountains. The Italian news agency ANSA reported that prosecutors in Pescara formally asked a judge Wednesday to issue trial indictments against 24 people and the hotel company...
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