Latest Mountains News

Hundreds of Everest climbers begin to return from summit

May. 18, 2022 01:42 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have begun to return safely down the mountain. Among them are climbers who set records on the world's highest peak, including the first...

2 climbers rescued after a crevasse fall on Mount Rainier

May. 17, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

MOUNT RAINIER NATIONAL PARK, Wash. (AP) — Two climbers were rescued by helicopter Friday after one fell into a crevasse the day before on Mount Rainier. The climbers had been in contact with the National Park Service beginning Wednesday evening, when they stopped their summit bid...

Grant to fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park

May. 17, 2022 04:04 AM EDT

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission will help fund improvements at Breaks Interstate Park, Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said. The $358,035 grant for the Ratliff Hole Area Renovation in Pike County will go toward a new trail, improved parking and...

Firefighters making progress on northern NH fire

May. 16, 2022 17:04 PM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire is down to a little over 100 acres and rain on Monday helped firefighters' efforts, forest officials said. The Bemis Fire is in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land. It's...

Firefighters battle large forest fire in White Mountains

May. 15, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

BARTLETT, N.H. (AP) — Firefighters in New Hampshire are battling a large forest fire that's burned hundreds of acres in the White Mountains this weekend. The U.S. Forest Service said federal, state and local personnel responded to a fire on state land in Crawford Notch State Park...

White Mountains brush fire containment efforts improve

May. 13, 2022 15:40 PM EDT

GORHAM, N.H. (AP) — Fire crews have improved containment lines in a 48-acre brush fire in New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, forest officials said Friday. The fire is west of the Leadmine State Forest in steep, mountainous terrain and burned across part of the...

Longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens in Czech resort

May. 13, 2022 08:23 AM EDT

DOLNI MORAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — A pedestrian suspension bridge that is the longest such construction in the world has opened at a mountain resort in the Czech Republic. The 721-meter (2,365-foot) -long bridge is built at an altitude of more than 1,100 meters (3,610 feet) above...

Sherpa woman climbs Everest for 10th time, breaks own record

May. 12, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepali Sherpa broke her own record as the most successful female climber of Mount Everest by reaching the summit of the world's highest peak Thursday. Lakpa Sherpa and several other climbers took advantage of favorable weather to reach the 8,849-meter...

Crews fighting brush fire in White Mountain National Forest

May. 10, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

SHELBURNE, N.H. (AP) — Crews on Tuesday were battling an estimated 45-acre brush fire in New Hampshire's White Mountain National Forest and said it might have been caused by a person who started the fire for warmth or cooking. The fire is west of the Leadmine State Forest in steep,...

Crews in New Mexico, Arizona scramble to corral wildfires

May. 09, 2022 21:10 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — Firefighters in northern New Mexico worked Monday in rugged terrain ahead of a massive wildfire, feverishly trying to position crews to clear brush and stop the monster blaze from burning more homes in the Rocky Mountain foothills. The wildfire has charred...