Climbing

In this Oct. 8, 2016, photograph provided by Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd., shows early morning light falling on Nanda Devi east base peak, seen from Pachu valley in Uttarakhand, India. Indian air force pilots have resumed a search over a Himalayan mountain for a team of mostly foreign climbers missing since late May. The fourth day of the search on Tuesday was taking place in the northern state of Uttarakhand after five bodies were spotted in the snow in high-resolution photos taken Monday. (Maninder Kohli/Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd. via AP)
June 10, 2019 - 2:12 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — India's mountaineering foundation has launched a ground expedition on a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain to retrieve the bodies of five people believed to be from a missing team of international climbers, an official said Monday. The foundation spokesman Amit Chaudhary said...
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In this Oct. 7, 2016, photograph provided by Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd shows Nanda Devi twin peaks which are connected with a razor sharp ridge with a distance of around 2 kilometers running at approximately 6666m height or 22,000 feet., seen from Chaukori in Uttarakhand, India. Indian air force pilots have resumed a search over a Himalayan mountain for a team of mostly foreign climbers missing since late May. The fourth day of the search on Tuesday was taking place in the northern state of Uttarakhand after five bodies were spotted in the snow in high-resolution photos taken Monday. (AP Photo/ Maninder Kohli via Juniper Outdoor Pursuits Centre Pvt. Ltd)
June 08, 2019 - 8:30 pm
LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Retrieving the bodies of five climbers of an international team from a notoriously dangerous Himalayan mountain isn't immediately possible because helicopters are having difficulty operating due to strong turbulence, an Indian official said Saturday. Uttarakhand state...
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Prof. John All of Western Washington University, gestures as he speaks with the Associated Press in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The U.S. scientist says Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely make it dangerous for future climbers. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
June 04, 2019 - 8:44 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Mount Everest and its surrounding peaks are increasingly polluted and warmer, and nearby glaciers are melting at an alarming rate that is likely to make it more dangerous for future climbers, a U.S. scientist who spent weeks in the Everest region said Tuesday. Professor John...
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New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary's daughter, Sarah Hillary garlands statues of Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa, right, the first climbers to ascent Mount Everest during a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the first ascent in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Nepal has commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest peak. (AP Photo/Bikram Rai)
May 29, 2019 - 11:57 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal commemorated the anniversary of the first ascent of Mount Everest on Wednesday amid a climbing season marred by the highest death toll in four years and a debate on whether the government should limit permits to prevent dangerous overcrowding on the world's highest...
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Nepalese veteran Sherpa guide Kami Rita, 49, is welcomed by his sister at the airport in Kathmandu, Nepal, Saturday, May 25, 2019. The Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world's highest peak on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
May 25, 2019 - 8:46 pm
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal's capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record. After flying back from Everest to Kathmandu, Kami Rita was greeted by the waiting crowd at the...
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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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A mourner places a flower to pay tribute at a memorial altar for late South Korean mountain climbers at a university in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. Relatives dressed in black funeral suits wept in grief on Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they had died in a storm last week. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
October 17, 2018 - 4:26 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Relatives dressed in black wept in grief Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week. The caskets covered in white sheets were carried from a terminal in Incheon International Airport to...
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In this Sept. 10, 2018 photo, climbers Alex Honnold, from left, and Sanni McCandless, subjects of the documentary film "Free Solo," pose with co-directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin at the InterContinental Hotel during the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 25, 2018 - 4:28 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The important thing to rock climber Alex Honnold is that the movie screen be big. IMAX, whatever. But big. It's shortly before the Toronto International Film Festival premiere of "Free Solo," the documentary that chronicles Honnold's legendary, ropeless ascent up Yosemite's El...
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Poland's daredevil Andrzej Bargiel attends a press conference in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. Poland’s climber and skier Andrzej Bargiel says he has climbed and then skied down the world’s second highest mountain, the K2 in the Karakorum, as the first person ever to do the feat. At a news conference Friday, Bargiel showed video from his go-pro camera and from a drone showing his July 22 careful, daring descent on skis down the steep, narrow passages on K2 that rises 8,611 meters (28,251 feet) above sea level. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
August 03, 2018 - 1:05 pm
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish climber and daredevil skier Andrzej Bargiel is showing pictures from his latest trip, when he climbed and then skied down the world's second-highest mountain, K2 in the Karakoram range — the first person ever to do that feat. At a news conference Friday in Warsaw,...
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In this June 3, 2018 photo provided by Corey Rich, Alex Honnold, right, and Tommy Caldwell pose for a portrait at the top of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Days after two of the world's most celebrated rock climbers twice set astonishingly fast records on the biggest wall in Yosemite National Park, they did it again Wednesday, June 6, 2018, breaking a mark compared with track's four-minute mile. (Corey Rich/Reel Rock /Novus Select via AP)
June 06, 2018 - 9:18 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two of the world's best rock climbers coped with frightening falls and the deaths of two fellow climbers on the same rock in a month-long quest to shatter a mythical record in Yosemite National Park. Tenacity paid off Wednesday as Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell reached the top...
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