Showing posts from April, 2014

2 Dead, 7 Missing After Mt. Everest Avalanche

By Ed Payne, Manesh Shrestha and Dave Alsup, CNN updated 1:35 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014 Climbers and guides were preparing for the spring climbing season. STORY HIGHLIGHTS The deadliest year on Mt. Everest was 1996, when 15 people diedMore than 300 climbers have been given permission to tackle Everest this springAbout 400 Sherpas will help themClimbers and guides had been preparing the route to the summit (CNN) -- Two Sherpa guides were killed and seven others were missing Friday after a high-altitude avalanche on Mt. Everest, officials said.

A group of about 50 people, mostly Nepali Sherpas, were hit by the avalanche at more than 20,000 feet, according to Tilak Ram Pandey, with the mountaineering department of the tourism ministry. The avalanche took place just above base camp in the Khumbu Ice Fall.
The climbers were accounted for, Pandey said. "Rescue teams have gone ... to look for the missing."
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Volcano Climber from Denham Edging Closer to Record

Volcano climber edging closer to record  A WORLD-RECORD chasing Bucks woman has just finished climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro as she edges closer to the overall finish-line.

Sophie Cairns, is attempting to climb seven volcanoes in just four months, in memory of her late father.

It is the second time she has reached the summit of Africa’s highest peak, after also scaling all 5,895m in 2009.

She said: “I’m not sure if I was dizzy with exhaustion or happiness, but it was fantastic to reach the top.

“All this in memory of my father – all donations go towards a cure for oesophageal cancer.”

Sophie, 35, from Denham, is hoping to climb the highest volcano on every continent in just four months.

Originally from Hong Kong, Sophie has got just two more volcanoes to climb and has until April 28 to finish, if she wants to do it in four months, which would slash the previous record of a year.

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Welcome to all the new people stopping by the blog!  It's been a while since I've shared my Summit Murder Mystery series video and so I thought I would do that.  Take a look below!  Get lost in the climb...