First US woman to summit K-2 in Pakistan says she's 'proud'
First American woman to scale world's second-highest mountain, K-2 summit in Pakistan, says it was a 'proud moment'
AP Explains: 70 years of India-Pakistan tensions unresolved
AP Explains: Ahead of the 70th anniversary of independence for India and Pakistan, relations between the two nations created in the Partition are as broken as ever
In deadly climbing season at Everest, crowds add to high risks
As climber fatalities continue to rise at the peak of Mount Everest , experts are questioning if the already high risk of climbing the world's tallest mountain combined with unusually high numbers of climbing permits has made the quest too perilous. "Everest has enough dangers as it is," Dr.
7 students, instructor killed in Japan avalanche while mountaineering
Seven high school students and a teacher were killed in an avalanche on Monday while mountain climbing at a ski resort in Japan, according to ABC News partner NHK. About 62 students and teachers from seven high schools were in Tochigi Prefecture, about 100 miles north of Tokyo, Japan, when the
Snow, Ice, Brutal Temperatures to Grip the Midwest and Northeast
An Arctic front bringing frigid cold temperatures, snow and ice is sweeping across much of the country. Thirty U.S. states, from California to Maine, were under winter weather alerts this morning, and temperatures are expected to drop throughout the day and hit the teens in some northeastern cities
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
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
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