US Soldiers Recount Harrowing Descent from Mt. Everest
U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Harold Earls was standing on the world’s tallest peak amid a roaring snowstorm when his Nepali Sherpa guide plunged off a 7,000-foot drop. The pair had just reached the summit of Mount Everest and started their descent early Tuesday when clouds rolled in and 65 mph winds carrying
An Afghan Woman Goes From Refugee to Military Pilot
From childhood as refugee, Afghan woman becomes the country's second female pilot
3 Dead, 2 Still Missing Climbing Mount Everest
Three climbers have died and two others are still missing after attempting to climb Mount Everest, officials told ABC News this morning. Among the dead are Dutch climber Eric Arnold, 35; Austrian climber Maria Strydom, 34, and Indian climber Subhash Paul, 43. All three died of altitude sickness,
4 Die in 4 Days Climbing Mount Everest
Four people have died within four days on Mount Everest , an official at Nepal ’s tourism department told ABC News today. Climbers from Australia, India and the Netherlands were among those who died on the world’s tallest peak since last Thursday. A local Sherpa guide was reportedly also among
Father Posts Video of Son's 'Near-Death Experience' in Tree Well
A father and son’s backcountry skiing outing turned into a heart-pounding fight for life after the son fell into a tree well. Winston Goss was skiing with his 15-year-old son, Ethan Goss, in McCall, Idaho, when Ethan disappeared and fell into a tree well, the snow at the bottom of a tree. Goss dug
Video Shows Father Rescuing Son From Tree Well
The video has been viewed more than one million times and shows the hidden dangers of the soft snow around the base of a tree.
5 Snowmobilers Dead in Canadian Avalanche , Authorities Say
Five snowmobilers were killed in an avalanche Friday night in British Columbia, Canada , authorities said. The incident happened in a remote area in a national park that is popular with snowmobilers, near Mount Renshaw. The avalanche appeared to be triggered by humans, authorities said. "There are
Snowboarder Narrowly Escapes Avalanche in California
Christian Michael Mares is under investigation for criminal trespassing after the ski resort claimed he triggered the avalanche in a closed ski area.
2 Deadly Avalanches in the West
A skier and a snowboarder trapped under mountains of snow in Montana and Wyoming.