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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Avalanche’

Mt. Everest: A Thrill and a Death Trap

Why do people climb Mt. Everest? Because it’s there. It is the tallest mountain in the world. It is ten times taller than the worlds tallest building, and is only slightly lower than the cruising altitude of a jumbo jet. The attraction of a seemingly insurmountable object like Everest is too great for some people to pass up. Perhaps every …

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Mount Everest Avalanche Causes Wingsuit Stunt Cancellation

What was to be one of the most extreme wingsuit stunts in history has now been cancelled. The Discovery Channel this week announced that its upcoming Everest Jump Live program has been cancelled. The event, scheduled to take place on May 11, was cancelled out of concern for the families of the recent tragedy on the world’s tallest mountain. The …

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Colorado Avalanche Kills 2, Injures 3 Others

A large avalanche in Colorado has claimed the lives of two skiers. Three other skiers were injured. This avalanche makes the third one to strike Colorado in a week. The avalanche occurred on Star Mountain near Leadville and was triggered by several skiers who were on the hill at the time. Two skiers were originally listed as missing but their …

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New Mad Max Trailer Shows First Gameplay Snippets

During Sony’s big E3 press conference, a cut-scene teaser trailer was shown for an upcoming video game based on the Mad Max movie franchise. Though the teaser was overshadowed by other, more complete next-gen games and the crazy hype surrounding this year’s E3, the potential for Mad Max may be greater than almost anything shown at the conference. The game …

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E3 2013: No Multiplayer For ‘Mad Max’

Though it doesn’t seem to have set E3 on fire, the makers of Just Cause 2 revealed this week that they are working on a Mad Max-branded video game for next generation consoles. A teaser CG trailer for the game was shown during Sony’s big E3 presentation. It’s easy to see why the game has been overlooked. The Mad Max …

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E3 2013: Mad Max Video Game Coming From the Makers of Just Cause

It’s clear that Sony peaked early this year, showing most of its new game announcements at its big PlayStation 4 announcement in February. Many of the games the company showed last night at its big E3 conference had already been seen, making the early portions of the Sony conference feel a bit stale. There were a few surprises, though. In …

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Four Dead in Avalanches, Twitter Reaction

An avalanche claimed the lives of three skiers in an out-of-bounds area of Stevens Pass Ski Resort near Skykomish, WA on Sunday. A snowboarder died in a separate avalanche at The Summit at Snoqualmie in nearby Easton, WA, less than an hour earlier. During the Stevens Pass tragedy, professional skier Elyse Saugstad recalls hearing her friend shout “avalanche!,” according to …

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