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  • I-70 CLOSED AVALANCHE!!!!

    01/10/2017 7:40:33 AM PST · by WellyP · 38 replies
    COTRIP ^ | 10 Jan. 2017 | WellyP
    I-70 is CLOSED both directions on Vail Pass due to an avalanche across the Interstate.
  • Skier killed in avalanche at Nevada mountain

    12/12/2016 5:02:04 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 16 replies
    A skier was lost in an avalanche this weekend. It happened in western Nevada at the Mount Rose Ski Resort near Lake Tahoe. The search for the missing skier ended Sunday after crews found a body in 8-to-10 feet of snow. The 64-year-old man was last seen on the the “jack pot chute,” an expert slope that wasn’t ready for skiers yet. On Saturday, as a storm moved in, officials said avalanche danger was high. Bob Harmon with the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office said two skiers went around a gate and hiked to the top. Hiking team returns to Everest...
  • Gregg Jarrett: An "avalanche of evidence" may now bury Hillary (Good read)

    11/03/2016 2:08:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 150 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 3, 2016 | Gregg Jarrett
    Americans who lived through the nightmares of both the Watergate and Lewinsky scandals recall vividly how every day seemed to produce new evidence of wrongdoing. The drip, drip of deceptions and lies finally overflowed into a cascading pool of criminality and disgust. The first scandal culminated in Articles of Impeachment. The other an impeachment trial. Is America now hurtling toward the same political abyss? It looks like it. So, fasten your seat belts and brace for impact. Sources tell Fox News’s Bret Baier that the FBI has uncovered an “avalanche of evidence” in the Clinton Foundation investigation. Agents are “actively...
  • Pro extreme skier dies in Chilean avalanche while filming video game promos

    07/20/2016 9:54:18 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    WaPo ^ | 07/20/2016
    Matilda Rapaport, a Swedish extreme free skier, has died after she was caught in an avalanche while filming promotional material for an upcoming video game last week in Chile. She was 30. Rapaport was engulfed by the avalanche Thursday after a winter storm in the resort village of Farrellones, about 45 miles northeast of Santiago in central Chile. According to a statement released Monday by Red Bull, one of her sponsors, she succumbed to her injuries a few days later “despite intensive medical care and treatment over the subsequent days.” She had been married to her longtime boyfriend, alpine World...
  • missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalanche

    05/03/2016 10:15:45 AM PDT · by BBell · 24 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 5/2/16 | Ben Guarino
    Discovery of missing climbers, preserved in glacier, ‘brings closure and relief’ 16 years after deadly avalancheOn the slopes of Tibet’s Shishapangma — the world’s 14th-tallest peak, a glacial mountain that rises some 26,000 feet above sea level — a pair of European climbers stumbled upon the remains of a disaster that struck 16 years earlier. Locked under a layer of blue ice for more than a decade, but exposed in an early melt brought about by hotter than average weather, was another pair of climbers. Hikers David Goettler and Ueli Steck have, in all likelihood, found the resting place of...
  • Snowboarder Estelle Balet killed in avalanche in Switzerland

    04/19/2016 1:55:26 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 13 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Swiss police say snowboarder Estelle Balet has been killed in an avalanche. Police say the 21-year-old Swiss athlete was struck by the snow slide early Tuesday morning while filming above Orsieres, near Switzerland’s southern border with France and Italy.
  • Missing UCLA Student’s Body Found Buried Under Avalanche in John Muir Wilderness

    11/23/2015 3:05:45 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    ktla ^ | Tracy Bllom
    Michael Meyers was found dead shortly before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, about 11,000 feet up in the mountains in an area of the John Muir Wilderness, according to Deputy Coroner Investigator Jeff Mullenhour. Meyers, an experienced hiker and climber, was hiking the area by himself. He was due back in Los Angeles on Nov. 11, according to his family. The UCLA physics student was driving a Dodge SUV, which was discovered Thursday at the Mount Whitney trailhead. Items belonging to Meyers were found Friday in a recent avalanche debris field near Mount Irvine, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a...
  • Signs of ancient megatsunami could portend modern hazard

    10/02/2015 2:34:09 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies
    phys.org ^ | 10-02-2015 | Provided by: Columbia University
    Geologists think that the eastern slope of Fogo volcano crashed into the sea some 65,000 to 124,000 years ago, leaving a giant scar where a new volcano can be seen growing in this satellite image. Credit: NASA ========================================================================================================================================= Scientists working off west Africa in the Cape Verde Islands have found evidence that the sudden collapse of a volcano there tens of thousands of years ago generated an ocean tsunami that dwarfed anything ever seen by humans. The researchers say an 800-foot wave engulfed an island more than 30 miles away. The study could revive a simmering controversy over whether sudden...
  • 22 climbers dead, 217 missing in quake-triggered avalanche on Mt Everest

    04/26/2015 3:34:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    Times of India ^ | 4/26/15 | PTI
    At least 22 climbers have died and 217 others were missing near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal's massive earthquake swept down the world's highest peak. More than 60 climbers were injured and many foreign adventurers, hikers and guides at the base camp were feared missing when the avalanche swept down the Everest and buried under snow a section of the mountaineering camp yesterday. While 17 people were killed at the base camp, five more casualties were reported on Sunday from areas below the base...
  • Earthquake Triggers ‘Avalanche’ On Mount Everest, Base Camps Destroyed

    04/25/2015 2:48:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Focus News ^ | 4/25/15 | Focus News
    Saturday’s earthquake has triggered avalanches in Mount Everest according to a Tweet posted by Alex Gavan, a mountaineer. He claims, “running for life from my tent” and further says there were “many, many” people up the mountain at the time. Alex Gavan, who describes himself as a mountaineer, said a “huge avalanche” had hit from Pumori, a mountain lying close to Mount Everest on the Nepal-Tibet border.
  • Nepal Earthquake Triggers Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

    04/25/2015 6:27:43 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 38 replies
    Climbers on Mount Everest ran for their lives on Saturday when a massive 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal and set off at least one avalanche. At least eight people died and more than two dozen were injured in the avalanche on the world's highest mountain, according to The Associated Press. Jelle Veyt was just getting back to base camp when suddenly the earth "shook for a couple of seconds — badly," the Belgian climber told NBC News. A sherpa just a few feet ahead turned and pointed behind him, Veyt recalled, saying he then turned around himself and saw a "huge...
  • Quake avalanche kills 8 at Nepal's Everest Base camp

    04/25/2015 4:08:17 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/25/15 | Reuters
    An avalanche triggered by a deadly earthquake in Nepal on Saturday buried a part of the base camp for climbers bound for Mount Everest, killing at least eight people, Nepal's tourism ministry said. "The toll could go up, it may include foreigners as well as sherpas," tourism official Gyanendra Shrestha said.
  • Alpine tragedy: 2 US ski team prospects killed in avalanche

    01/05/2015 11:54:32 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 01/05/2015
    Two of America's brightest young ski prospects were killed Monday when an avalanche struck the Austrian Alps slopes where they were training for an international competition. Ronnie Berlack, 20, of Franconia, N.H., and Bryce Astle, 19, of Sandy, Utah, died in the incident near the Rettenbach glacier near Soelden, the venue for the annual season-opening World Cup races. Four other skiers who were practicing with them managed to ski out of the massive slide and emerged unscathed. "Ronnie and Bryce were both outstanding ski racers who were passionate about their sport -- both on the race course and skiing the...
  • Climbers feared missing after Mt. Everest Avalance

    04/17/2014 8:31:09 PM PDT · by machogirl · 56 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 04-18-14 | AP
    Ang Tshering of the Nepal Mountaineering Association says four or five climbers are believed to have been buried and more injured by an avalanche that swept the slopes of Mount Everest.
  • See the Power of Mother Nature in a Mesmerizing, Five-Minute Video of an Avalanche

    02/10/2014 6:49:47 AM PST · by rktman · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 2/10/2014 | Liz Klimas
    An avalanche that occurred in northern Italy last week appears to be so slow moving it’s almost as if the footage taken of it is in slow motion. But it’s its speed that might have a saving grace for the inhabitants of the town nestled in the Alps. For five long minutes, snow buried the area in the Passiria valley in South Tyrol, Italy, which is near the Austrian border.
  • Avalanche kills backcountry recreationist on Parkview Mountain in northern Colorado, official says

    12/31/2013 8:05:19 PM PST · by george76 · 8 replies
    ch 7 ^ | 12/31/2013 | Alan Gathright
    A backcountry recreationist was killed by an avalanche on Parkview Mountain in northern Colorado on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The fatality was reported to the Grand County dispatch center at 1:32 p.m., the Grand County Sheriff's Office said in a news release. Both Grand and Jackson counties' rescue teams responded to the area. There were conflicting accounts about whether the party of three people were skiing or snowmobiling, said Scott Toepfer, an avalanche forecaster for the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. ... Toepfer said he suspects the avalanche was caused by what's known as a persistent slab slide. This condition is...
  • Slope Dope: “Whumph!” — The sound of avalanche danger and how to avoid it

    12/16/2012 9:58:23 AM PST · by thecodont · 2 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Dec 16 2012 at 8:53 am | Posted By: Tom Stienstra
    “Whumph!” It sounds like somebody just dropped a sack of potatoes from 50 feet high into 3 feet of powder snow. On instinct, you will turn to see where it came from. There are no indicators: A moonscape of fresh snow extends as far as you can see up the steep mountain slopes. If you’re not scared by now, then you don’t realize the risk: The daunting power of nature may be about to unleash its ultimate winter force, an avalanche. The “whumph” noise is a warning sound that an avalanche may be imminent. It occurs when a deep layer...
  • When You See Snow Avalanche Run

    10/25/2012 7:04:55 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 13 replies
    It is not a good ideal to video a Snow Avalanche coming at you.
  • Is That An Avalanche I Hear?

    08/19/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    hughhewitt.com ^ | 8/19/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Bill Kristol is exactly right on the impact of the selection of Paul Ryan on grassroots conservatism across the country. Charles Krauthammer helped provide the explanation in his Friday column and it comes down to this: Paul Ryan is thoroughly conservative --a reliable, electable conservative-- who also provides the sort of charismatic leadership the center-right has longed for since Reagan and which George W. Bush could only provide at intervals and usually only on the war. Thus in Ryan there is a long term promise of renewal of the party and the movement, one preceded by the rise of the...
  • Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani soldiers on glacier

    04/07/2012 5:55:18 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 17 replies
    An avalanche smashed into a Pakistani army base on a Himalayan glacier along the Indian border on Saturday, burying around 100 soldiers, the military said.