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Avalanche Deaths

WATCH: What Really Causes An Avalanche?

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.20.2014 | Science

Avalanches claim about 28 lives a year, on average. That's not a huge toll, of course, but it sbould be enough to give you pause next time you're surr...

Hiking Author Injured, Companion Killed In Colo. Avalanche

Reuters | Posted 05.19.2013 | Denver

By Keith Coffman DENVER, March 18 (Reuters) - The author of a hiking guidebook suffered multiple injuries and her climbing partner wa...

Survivors Tell Horrific Details Of Deadly Avalanche

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

CHAMONIX, France — Climbers who survived the massive avalanche in the French Alps that killed nine of their colleagues said Friday they were tos...

4 Missing Climbers Presumed Dead After Alaska Avalanche

AP | NIGEL DUARA | Posted 08.16.2012 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A shallow avalanche on Alaska's Mount McKinley may not have killed four Japanese climbers, but the slide pushed them into a...

Heli-Ski Guide Killed In Alaska Avalanche

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green

By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, March 13 (Reuters) - A back country ski guide from Colorado was killed on Tuesday in an avalanche ...

Are We Experiencing More Avalanches?

Posted 02.28.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Dutch Prince Johan Friso remains in a coma and may never recover after an avalanche at a resort in Austria...

Avalanche Danger At A High This Season

AP | EDDIE PELLS | Posted 04.26.2012 | Green

DENVER (AP) — Business is lagging this year at the Boulder Outdoor Center, where adventurers come to book and buy equipment for ski trips into the b...

Deadly Avalanche Kills At Least 16

AP | By AIJAZ HUSSAIN | Posted 02.23.2012 | World

SRINAGAR, India -- Two massive avalanches in snowbound regions of Indian-controlled Kashmir killed at least 16 soldiers, and at least three others wer...

Weak Snowpack, Heavy Snow Raising Avalanche Danger

AP | By CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- A weak, sugary snowpack is raising the avalanche danger in parts of the West, leaving slopes vulnerable to crumbling under the pressure of h...

Snowmobiler Survives Avalanche That Killed His Brother

Posted 01.25.2012 | Denver

A 21-year-old man from Fort Collins was able to survive an avalanche that killed his older brother on Saturday. The brothers, Jordan and Tyler Lun...

Swiss Avalanches Kill At Least 4: Police

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERN, Switzerland — At least four people were killed in two separate avalanche incidents Sunday in the Swiss Alps, police said. A group of skie...

Canada Avalanche: Body Of Eighth Man Found

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FERNIE, British Columbia — The eighth and final body was found Tuesday from a group of snowmobilers buried by weekend avalanches in western Cana...

Series Of Avalanches Have Killed 15 People In Last Two Weeks

Los Angeles Times | Nicholas Riccardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Reporting from Denver -- An unusual winter snowfall has triggered a series of avalanches in the high mountains that has killed nine people in the U.S....