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Mount Everest Shut Down After Avalanche Kills 16

Mount Everest is one of the most dangerous locations on earth where many people die every year. Things came to a head earlier this month when a massive avalanche ripped through the Sherpas carrying supplies up the mountain leaving 16 people dead and three others wounded. In response, the infamous mountain has been shut down. After the shut down, sherpas …

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Mount Everest Climbing Season Ends Early for Sherpas

On the heels of the deadliest day ever recorded on Mount Everest, Nepalese Sherpas are cutting the climbing season short, after 16 guides were killed during an avalanche on April 18th. Thirteen bodies have been recovered, while another three remain entombed in ice. More building-sized blocks of ice fell this week while the area was devoid of climbers, forcing the …

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Mount Everest Avalanche: Are Sherpas Safe?

The recent avalanche that took place on Mount Everest and claimed the lives of 13 Sherpas has led many to wonder how safe Sherpas really are. Sherpas are known for their high-altitude fortitude but the avalanche caused many of them to pack up their tents and leave Mount Everest. Even before the avalanche, the Sherpas had begun to grow unhappy …

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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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Mount Everest: Climate Change Making It More Deadly?

“In 1989 when I first climbed Everest there was a lot of snow and ice, but now most of it has just become bare rock.” Nepali climber Apa Sherpa had been quoted by Discovery News about his experiences with perhaps the most formidable mountain on Earth. It seems much has changed since Sherpa first tackled Mount Everest. “Climbing is becoming …

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Google Takes You Atop the Tallest Mountains in the World with Insane New Street View Imagery

Google has taken its Google Maps team to some awesome places to capture some amazing street view imagery. Recent expeditions that come to mind include treks to the Arctic, the Grand Canyon, and under the sea. But this just might be the coolest Street View imagery yet. Starting today, you can check out some incredible Street View images from the …

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