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'Very Large' Avalanche Kills 5 In British Columbia

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.30.2016 | Green

Five snowmobilers were killed by an avalanche in eastern British Columbia on Friday, authorities said. The "very large, significant avalanche event ne...

Avalanche In French Alps Hits School Group, Kills At Least 1

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

LYON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and more were gravely injured when an avalanche hit a school group and other skiers on a cl...

Survivor Recounts Climbing Mt. Everest During Nepal Earthquake

Summer Noblé | Posted 05.29.2016 | Travel
Summer Noblé

Garrett Madison has already checked "climb Earth's tallest mountain" off of his bucket list not once, but six times. Still, there's nothing quite like getting caught atop Everest as the ground shakes beneath you. Madison recounts April 25, 2015, the day Nepal was struck by a 7.8M earthquake.

Avalanches in Paradise: An Alaska Heli-Skiing Story

Max Gladwell | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel
Max Gladwell

The helicopter buries its skids into a knife ridge no wider than a snowboard is long. This first attempt marks the landing zone high up in Alaska's Chilkat Range, north of Haines, Alaska, and not far from the Canadian border.

Surviving the Everest Avalanche

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 06.28.2015 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

On April 10th, after an unsuccessful attempt at climbing Mt. Everest last year, I was back at base camp to try again. I was excited, determined, and hopeful that I would finally fulfill my dream of standing on the top of the world.

The Powerful Letter Dan Fredinburg Carried With Him On Mount Everest

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.27.2015 | World

"We'll also know that you've already lived the equivalent of at least 100 lifetimes." Those were the last words Max Stossel wrote to his friend, D...

Viral Video Shows Heart-Stopping Avalanche Rescue

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 03.23.2015 | Green

A 20-year-old Australian skier was buried by an avalanche in Europe, and then rescued by his friends. The heart-stopping feat was captured on camera. ...

Ski Safety: Tips to Protect Skiers and Riders on the Slopes

Liftopia | Posted 04.26.2015 | Travel

However, safety on the mountain goes beyond the basics of the Responsibility Code. There are as many aspects to safety while skiing and snowboarding as there are types of snow. Here are a few ways to be safe on the slopes this winter.

In Tragedy, Putting Sports in Perspective

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 03.09.2015 | Sports
Dr. Jim Taylor

When young people lose their lives in sports, it is a bracing slap in the face about why we are involved in sports and a reminder about what is really important (and it's not the results!).

Experienced Skier Recalls Alaska Range Avalanche That killed his friend

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 02.08.2015 | Sports
Alaska Dispatch News

Looking back on it now, Hopper said Monday with a sigh, the two men -- who had both taken avalanche training courses -- missed a key warning sign about the avalanche danger.

3 New Books for the Skier's and Rider's Library

Liftopia | Posted 01.14.2015 | Travel

I don't know if you call it a "ski-brary" or a "librare-ski," but here are three books that we'd recommend adding to that dusty old stack of tattered ski literature sitting on your corner shelf.

Movie Review: Force Majeure Who Are You, Exactly?

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everyone, at some point, wonders how they would react to a split-second emergency. Fight or flight? Leap into action or race for the exit? Or simply crumble?

Understanding an Avalanche: An Interview With Ken Wylie

Stacy Bare | Posted 12.22.2014 | Sports
Stacy Bare

I was surprised, in both reading the book and speaking with Ken, how many parallels there were with his experience in the mountains and my coming home from war and the role mountains have played in my welcoming home.

You Asked, You Got, Then Came Trouble

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Have you ever had the experience of setting out to make a positive change in your life, only to have it start an avalanche of changes that scares and ...

Retreat Is Not Defeat: Decisions Made in the Wake of the Everest Avalanche

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

I had worked so hard to reach this point. Despite the tragedy, loss and danger, I still wanted to explore the possibility of climbing Everest from the north side. You may think, how selfish.

The Deadliest Event in Mt. Everest History: My Firsthand Account

Kuntal Joisher | Posted 07.20.2014 | Green
Kuntal Joisher

Although I'd been to the Everest base camp multiple times before, I'd never actually slept there. On April 18, I woke up around 7 a.m. to a commotion. Immediately, I knew something terrible had happened.

Heli-Skiing Is the Best Drug I Have Ever Taken

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel
Blake Fleetwood

Maybe it's the altitude, but heli-skiing is like the best drug I have never taken, and it's certainly as addictive. I want to go back again and again. And it's probably the most dangerous and expensive drug I have ever tried, as well. This is not a sport for sane people.

2 Skiers Missing After Avalanche

Posted 02.16.2014 | Crime

Authorities in Lake County, Colo., report that two skiers are missing following an avalanche that occurred Saturday evening. The skiers were part o...

'Something Has Gone Terribly Wrong' | Posted 01.27.2014 | Weird News

“If you get caught in an avalanche, something has gone terribly wrong,” he said, emphasizing that backcountry skiers, snowboarders and snowmobiler...

Chamois vs. Avalanche: Sweet Victory In The French Alps

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

As if chamois don't have enough threats -- hunting, poaching and habitat loss -- they also face the impending doom of avalanches. French spectators...

NHL Rookie Takes Huge Hit

Posted 02.21.2013 | Sports

St. Louis rookie Vladimir Tarasenko was left dazed on the ice after getting blindsided by Avalanche center Mark Olver on Wednesday night. Tarasenk...

NHL Referee Gets Nailed By Puck

Posted 02.05.2013 | Sports

An NHL official was in the wrong place at the wrong time during the Avalanche-Stars game on Monday night. Just a few minutes into the first period,...

Catherine New

This Is Best Way Out Of Debt | Catherine New | Posted 08.16.2012 | Money

Forget the interest rate. To get out of the red, pay down your smallest debt first. Killing a smaller balance and shuttering the account offers a grea...

Nature Helps Create Scrumptious Ice Cream

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 09.12.2012 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Nestle scientists are looking to nature for help in revealing exactly which mechanism within ice crystal dynamics is responsible for taking the fun and flavor away from ice cream as it ages in home freezers.

'A Life Ascending': The Mountain of Before and After

Deborah Stambler | Posted 04.28.2012 | Home
Deborah Stambler

In A Life Ascending, filmmaker Stephen Grynberg follows acclaimed mountaineer Ruedi Beglinger and his family through the daily life they've created in the remote mountains of British Columbia.