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From the News: Top Stories on the Deadly Himalayan Blizzard, Avalanches

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…

Everest Updates: What We’re Reading

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…

Mark Jenkins on “Everesting” – A Candid Look at the Rooftop of the World

Has the world’s tallest mountain has become the ultimate trophy climb? Since guided climbing began on the mountain in the early ’90s and Sherpas took on all the heavy lifting, reaching the rooftop of the world has strayed from the qualities most mountaineers value in mountaineering. Is it worth the $50,000 price tag, on average,…

Swine Flu Update: U.S. Reports Second Death, Tips for Travelers

Text by Keith Rutowski, updated 05/06/2009 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is still recommending that travelers avoid nonessential trips to Mexico, the supposed epicenter of the current swine influenza outbreak. Swine flu, or H1N1, is a respiratory disease in pigs caused by type A influenza, which is regularly spread among pigs, and, less…

Could a Helmet Have Saved Natasha Richardson? Doc Wild Weighs In

The New York Times just posted an article reporting the chief medical examiner's assessment of what killed actress Natasha Richardson, who took a fall on Monday during a beginners ski lesson at Mont Tremblant Ski Resort in Quebec. The autopsy indicated that Richardson died of a brain hemorrhage caused by "blunt impact." After her fall, the…