Latest Mountains News

Rain, snow slow New Mexico fire, but hot, dry weather looms

May. 24, 2022 22:39 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The largest wildfire in North America slowed to a near standstill in northern New Mexico Tuesday amid light rain and a bit of snow in the mountains as nearly 3,000 firefighters scrambled to get ahead of a worsening fire forecast in the days ahead. The Memorial...

Home, 5 cabins burn in California mountain resort community

May. 24, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

LAKE ARROWHEAD, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire investigators are seeking the cause of a blaze that destroyed a large home and five rental cabins near Lake Arrowhead in the San Bernardino Mountains. About three-quarters of an acre burned in the Hook Creek area on Monday, the...

Cooler New Mexico weather aids big wildfire fight -- for now

May. 23, 2022 22:34 PM EDT

MORA, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 3,000 firefighters in New Mexico kept the nation's largest active wildfire from growing on Monday as they took advantage of cooler weather before the return of more dangerous conditions later in the week. “Overall, a good day,” fire operations chief...

Priceless seeds, sprouts key to US West's post-fire future

May. 22, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

A New Mexico facility where researchers work to restore forests devastated by fires faced an almost cruelly ironic threat: The largest wildfire burning in the U.S. was fast approaching. Owen Burney and his team knew they had to save what they could. Atop their list was a priceless...

DAVOS DIARY: Train, not plane means scenery, carbon cutting

May. 22, 2022 08:39 AM EDT

DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) — If you’re coming to Davos this year, try to take the train instead of flying, organizers of the World Economic Forum said. So I did. That meant a 12-hour journey from London to the exclusive gathering in the Swiss Alps, which I'm helping...

Skier rescued on Mount Washington amid record heat

May. 22, 2022 08:28 AM EDT

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. (AP) — The summit of Mount Washington experienced record breaking heat Saturday, but it was still ski season for some elsewhere on the mountain, including a woman who was rescued after a serious fall in a ravine. The woman, an experienced backcountry skier,...

9 more bodies found in Kashmir tunnel collapse, toll at 10

May. 21, 2022 13:20 PM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Rescuers on Saturday found the bodies of nine more workers in a collapsed tunnel in Indian-controlled Kashmir, taking the death toll to 10. The tunnel is part of a mountainous highway tunnel system that was under construction in the Himalayan region when it...

Forest fire in northern New Hampshire is nearly contained

May. 20, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A forest fire in northern New Hampshire that's burned 106 acres is nearly contained, officials said Friday. The Bemis Fire in Crawford Notch State Park, the White Mountain National Forest, and on private land began on May 13. It is in steep, rugged terrain....

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...