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6 months after avalanche, corpse is found in Norway

Jul. 10, 2019 7:21 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian police say the body of a Finnish man who was one of four people killed by an avalanche in January has been found. Police in the northern city of Tromsoe said Wednesday a search dog found the victim after attempts to locate him after the Jan. 2 avalanche were postponed...

Surviving Italian climbers mourn death of Pakistan colleague

Jun. 20, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Italian mountaineer who along with five other climbers narrowly survived an expedition in Pakistan, burst into tears Thursday as he recalled helplessly looking on as one of his Pakistani colleagues was swept away by an avalanche at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet)...

Pakistani army helicopter saves 6 climbers hit by avalanche

Jun. 18, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani army helicopter rescued on Tuesday four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded at an altitude of around 5,300 meters (17,390 feet) in the country's north, after an avalanche struck the team the previous day, a mountaineering worker said. A Pakistani member of the team was...

The Latest: Helicopter saves 6 climbers in Pakistan's north

Jun. 18, 2019 6:35 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on a climbing expedition's rescue in Pakistan after being hit by an avalanche (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A Pakistani mountaineering official says an army helicopter has rescued four Italian and two Pakistani climbers stranded after an avalanche in the country's north. Mohammad...

Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Jun. 18, 2019 6:14 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani official says army helicopter has rescued 4 Italian and 2 Pakistani climbers stranded after avalanche.

Avalanche strands 4 Italian, 3 local climbers in Pakistan

Jun. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Italian diplomat and two mountaineering workers in Pakistan said on Monday that an avalanche had stranded a group of four Italian and three Pakistani climbers on a mountain in the country's north. A tour operator, Ashraf Aman, who arranged the expedition, said the avalanche hit the...

Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north

Jun. 17, 2019 9:39 AM EDT
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Officials in Pakistan say an avalanche has struck 4 Italian climbers, 3 Pakistanis in the country's mountainous north.

Famed Indian climber nearly died on peak where team was lost

Jun. 7, 2019 3:16 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — To Manmohan Singh Kohli, who led the first Indian team to the peak of Mount Everest, modern mountaineering bears little resemblance to the expeditions he headed decades ago. Operators' tight schedules and climbers' lack of experience has added risks, diminished the adventure and resulted...

Indian pilots spot 5 bodies in search for missing climbers

Jun. 3, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian air force pilots spotted five bodies Monday in the Himalayas near the border with China and Nepal while searching for eight climbers who went missing in an avalanche while attempting to chart a new route on India's second-highest mountain. Dr. Vijay Kumar Jogdande, a civil...

India rescuers search for missing climbers on Himalayan peak

Jun. 2, 2019 1:45 PM EDT

LUCKNOW, India (AP) — Rescuers on Sunday searched for eight mostly foreign mountaineers who went missing while attempting to scale a peak near India's second-highest mountain, an official said. The team, led by British climber Martin Moran, began its ascent May 13 of the previously unclimbed and unnamed...