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See Nepal trekking photos from our Your Shot community. Here’s a look at the top stories so far about the recent avalanches and blizzard in northern Nepal, including the high point of the popular Annapurna Circuit, Thorong La or Thorong Pass. So far at least 26 lives have been lost. National Geographic: Site of Deadly…

While the deaths of JP Auclair, one of our 2014 Adventurers of the Year, and Andreas Fransson have sent the ski community reeling, the skiers leave behind a rich legacy. We honor them here and share new details about the accident and attempt to rescue them. At approximately 12:30 p.m. local time, on Monday, September…

Make a donation and 100 percent of the proceeds got to support the Sherpa community. And you get a beautiful print as a thank you. More here: http://www.sherpasfund.org The echo of the massive avalanche that swept 16 climbers to their death last Sunday, April 18, while climbing through the Khumbu Icefall has been heard around the…

In the wake of the deadliest day in Everest’s climbing history, we’re rounding up of the best articles from around the web covering the developments in Nepal. We will continue to update this list. •  The Alpinist: The End of the Everest Myth  http://alpinist.com/doc/web14s/wfeature-everest-myth • National Geographic: Sherpas: The Invisible Men of Everest http://on.natgeo.com/1tNEDAT • The…

Strong from ARC’TERYX on Vimeo. “We are all going to make mistakes. It’s truly learning from them that makes life really sweet,” says skier, climber and parent Roger Strong. On April 6th, 2011, the veteran backcountry skier was skinning up his favorite backcountry run when he triggered an avalanche that swept him and two friends…

Adventure movie fans fortunate enough to attend 5Point or Mountainfilm festivals in 2012 got a sneak peek of an amazing film project in progress. House of Cards from Camp 4 Productions details the three-year journey of climbers Jimmy Chin, Renan Ozturk, and Conrad Anker as they make an epic first ascent of the  Shark’s Fin…

Today in Field Test: On Everest, National Geographic writer Mark Jenkins recounts the recent days of drama that have transpired on Mount Everest. First there was an avalanche that tore across the route from Camp 1 to Camp 2. Just one person was caught in the slide, Nima Sherpa, who was thrown into a crevasse.…

Avalanche Skier POV Helmet Cam Burial & Rescue in Haines, Alaska from Chappy on Vimeo. An amazing, sobering look at being stuck inside an avalanche. This skiier was outside of Haines, Alaska. Read the full story here. The writer says: "This was a decent sized avalanche. 1,500 feet the dude fell in a little over…

Text by Freddie Wilkinson. Read more by Wilkinson on his blog, The Nameless Creature Friends, family, and climbers around the world are mourning the loss of Micah Dash, Wade Johnson, and Jonny Copp. The trio were last seen alive when they left their base camp in the Gongga (Minya Konka) Range of the Eastern Himalaya…

Stalled and shocked by the tragic avalanche through the Khumbu Icefall route, Ed Viesturs and the First Ascent team have been at base camp for about a week, “and that’s probably three days longer than we had originally anticipated.” The group had originally planned their summit push for tomorrow, but a combination of bad weather…

News: K2 Accident Update

Text by Kirkpatrick ReardonPhotograph courtesy Charley Mace, showing Ed Viesturs traversing K2’s Bottleneck News Updates:NG Adventure Blog: K2 Survivor Wilco van Rooijen, In His Own Words New York Times: Chaos on the ‘Mountain That Invites Death’ NPR: Climber Barely Missed K2 Avalanche K2climb.net: ExWeb special: A magic mountain named K2 L.A. Times: Dutch K2 survivor…