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  • California Nov 30, 2019

    Elite US Climber Gobright Dies Rappelling Down Rock Face

    California rock climber Brad Gobright reportedly reached the top of a highly challenging rock face in northern Mexico and was rappelling down with a companion when he fell to his death. Climber Aidan Jacobson of Phoenix, Arizona, told Outside magazine he was with Gobright, and said they had just performed an ascent of the Sendero Luminoso route in the El...

  • China Oct 29, 2019

    Nepal Man Shatters Record for Scaling World's Highest Peaks

    A Nepalese national shattered the previous mountaineering record for successfully climbing the world’s 14 highest peaks, completing the feat in 189 days. Nirmal Purja scaled the 8,027-meter (26,340-foot) Mount Shishapangma in China on Tuesday, which was the last of the 14 peaks that are more than 8,000 meters (26,240 feet) in height. The previous record for climbing the 14 peaks...

  • NBC Aug 21, 2019

    USD Sophomore Is First American Climber to Qualify for 2020 Olympic Games

    University of San Diego sophomore Brooke Raboutou is the first ever American climber to qualify for the Olympics.

  • India Jun 3, 2019

    Indian Pilots Spot 5 Bodies in Search for Missing Climbers in Himalayas

    Indian air force pilots spotted at least five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers, including two Americans, who went missing in an avalanche while attempting to chart a new route on India’s second-highest mountain. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil administrator in the northern state of Uttarakhand, said the...

  • India Jun 3, 2019

    Indian Pilots Spot 5 Bodies in Search for Missing Climbers in Himalayas

    Indian air force pilots spotted at least five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers, including two Americans, who went missing in an avalanche while attempting to chart a new route on India’s second-highest mountain. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil administrator in the northern state of Uttarakhand, said the...

  • India Jun 2, 2019

    India Rescuers Search for Missing Climbers on Himalayan Peak

    Rescuers on Sunday searched for eight mostly foreign mountaineers who went missing while attempting to scale India’s second-highest mountain, an official said. The team, led by British climber Martin Moran, began its ascent May 13 to summit up a previously unclimbed peak on Nanda Devi East at 6,477 meters (21,250 feet), according to Moran Mountain, Moran’s Scotland-based company. The team...

  • India Jun 2, 2019

    India Rescuers Search for Missing Climbers on Himalayan Peak

    Rescuers on Sunday searched for eight mostly foreign mountaineers who went missing while attempting to scale India’s second-highest mountain, an official said. The team, led by British climber Martin Moran, began its ascent May 13 to summit up a previously unclimbed peak on Nanda Devi East at 6,477 meters (21,250 feet), according to Moran Mountain, Moran’s Scotland-based company. The team...

  • China May 29, 2019

    11 Climbers Died On Mount Everest This Season

    Colorado lawyer Chris Kulish, 62, became the second American to have died on Mount Everest in the last 10 days. Veteran climbers blame the deaths on overcrowding due to the Nepalese government selling too many permits. The government blames the bottleneck near Everest’s peak on bad weather.

  • Attorney May 28, 2019

    Climbing Deaths Rise on Everest as Nepal Issues More Permits

    Scaling Mount Everest was a dream few realized before Nepal opened its side of the mountain to commercial climbing a half-century ago. This year the government issued a record number of permits, leading to traffic jams on the world’s highest peak that likely contributed to the greatest death toll in four years. As the allure of Everest grows, so have...

  • Attorney May 28, 2019

    Colorado Climber Dies After Reaching Top of Mount Everest

    A Colorado climber died shortly after getting to the top of Mount Everest and achieving his dream of scaling the highest peaks on each of the seven continents, his brother said Monday. Christopher Kulish, a 62-year-old Boulder attorney, died Monday at a camp below the summit during his descent. The cause isn’t yet known, said his brother, Mark Kulish of...

  • Utah May 26, 2019

    Utah Climber, 4 Others Die on Mount Everest

    An American climber who fulfilled his dream of climbing the highest mountains on each of the seven continents died of probable altitude sickness on the way down from Mount Everest, mountaineering officials said. Don Cash became ill at the summit and was treated there by his two Sherpa guides, Pasang Tenje Sherpa, head of Pioneer Adventure, which provided the guides,...

  • NBC May 23, 2019

    Utah Man Dies on Everest After Reaching Goal of Climbing Each Continent's Tallest Mountain

    An American man has died on a climb of Mount Everest and his family thinks that he had a heart attack while descending from the peak of the world’s tallest mountain, NBC News reported. Don Cash, 55, was a Utah resident whose children told NBC affiliate KSL-TV in Salt Lake City that he died just after completing his goal of...

  • United States May 21, 2019

    Sherpa Guide Climbs Everest 24th Time, Outdoing Own Record

    A Sherpa mountaineer extended his record for successful climbs of Mount Everest with his 24th ascent of the world’s highest peak on Tuesday. Kami Rita reached the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) peak Tuesday, which was his second time on the summit in a week. He climbed to the top on May 15 then returned to base camp before climbing again this week....

  • Canada Apr 19, 2019

    3 Climbers Presumed Dead After Avalanche in Canada

    Three renowned mountain climbers are presumed dead after an avalanche in Alberta’s Banff National Park, Canadian officials said Thursday. Outdoor apparel company The North Face said that American Jess Roskelley and Austrians David Lama and Hansjorg Auer disappeared while attempting to climb the east face of Howse Peak on the Icefields Parkway. They were reported overdue on Wednesday. “They are...

  • Chicago Mar 20, 2019

    Chicago Man Prepares to Climb Mount Everest With Special Flag

    A Chicago man preparing to climb Mount Everest will be bringing with him a very special souvenir.

  • Mar 20, 2019

    Chicago Man Prepares to Climb Mount Everest With Special Flag

    A Chicago man preparing to climb Mount Everest will be bringing with him a very special souvenir. NBC 5’s Kate Chappell has the details.

  • Donald Trump Dec 18, 2018

    Statue of Liberty Climber Found Guilty, Says She Had Nightmares About Kids in Cages

    The woman who climbed the Statue of Liberty on July 4 to protest the border separation of children from parents has been found guilty.

  • Chicago Oct 19, 2018

    Brain Tumor Survivor Scales Highest Peak in Indonesia for 2-Year-Old Battling Brain Tumor

    Alex Pancoe has two passions: summiting mountains and finding out why brain tumors develop in young children. This time the Chicagoan aims to climb the highest peak in Indonesia for Zayvian, a 2-year-old from Champaign who has been battling an aggressive cancerous brain tumor discovered earlier this year. Zayvian’s oncologist believes the boy has a 40 percent chance of survival.

  • Oct 19, 2018

    Chicago Cancer Survivor Scales Mountain for 2-Year-Old Battling Brain Tumor

    Each time Alex Pancoe, an expert-level climber who successfully beat brain cancer 14 years ago, scales one of seven summits, he raises money for brain tumor research and kids at Lurie Children’s Hospital. His next climb is dedicated to 2-year-old Zayvian.

  • Associated Press Oct 15, 2018

    Recovery of Nepal Climbers Delayed by Mountain's Remoteness

    Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn’t been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a group of villagers reached the climbers’ devastated campsite on Saturday...

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