Latest Mountains News

'I'll walk in my broken shoes': Mom, daughter flee Venezuela

Oct. 18, 2018 5:21 PM EDT

PAMPLONA, Colombia (AP) — As night approached, Sandra Cadiz wrapped her shivering daughter in a blanket and prayed for a ride up the frigid Colombian mountaintop known as "the icebox." Ten-year-old Angelis already had on nearly all of the clothes she'd brought for the 2,700-mile trek through four countries...

Weeping relatives receive bodies of South Korean climbers

Oct. 17, 2018 4:26 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Relatives dressed in black wept in grief Wednesday as the bodies of five South Korean mountain climbers arrived home from Nepal where they died in a storm last week. The caskets covered in white sheets were carried from a terminal in Incheon International Airport to vehicles...

Deaths spark calls in Nepal for better warning systems

Oct. 16, 2018 7:34 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The bodies of five South Korean climbers killed in a fierce storm last week on a mountain in Nepal were set to head home Tuesday amid calls to improve weather warning systems on Nepal's mountains. Mountaineers and officials gathered at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital in...

Grizzly attacks hunter in mountains north of Yellowstone

Oct. 15, 2018 6:49 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A grizzly bear attacked an elk hunter who surprised the sow and her cub north of Yellowstone National Park, with the bear sinking her teeth into his arm and clawing his eye before another hunter drove her off, the victim recounted Monday. The mauling of Bob Legasa, 57, in the Gallatin...

Recovery of Nepal climbers delayed by mountain's remoteness

Oct. 15, 2018 1:43 PM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Rescuers hampered by difficult, remote terrain took two days to recover the bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world's best, who hoped to map a new route to a Himalayan peak in Nepal that hasn't been scaled in eight years. Local police chief Bir Bahadur Budamagar said a...

Climbers who died in Nepal storm included famed South Korean

Oct. 15, 2018 2:15 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The nine climbers who died during the worst disaster on a Nepal mountain in recent years included the first South Korean to summit all 14 Himalayan peaks over 8,000 meters without using supplemental oxygen. An official from the South Korea's Corean Alpine Club said the bodies of Kim...

The Latest: Moon gives condolences for Korean climbers

Oct. 15, 2018 2:00 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The Latest on mountaineering deaths in Nepal (all times local): South Korean President Moon Jae-in, an amateur hiking enthusiast who visited Nepal in 2016, has expressed condolences for the climbers who died in a storm on a Nepal mountain. Five South Koreans and four Nepalese guides...

Official: Hunter kills British cyclist in French Alps

Oct. 14, 2018 10:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A prosecutor says a hunter shot and killed a 34-year-old bicyclist in the French Alps in what appears to be an accident. Thonon-Les-Bains prosecutor Philippe Toccanier said the 22-year-old hunter was hospitalized for shock after the Saturday evening shooting and couldn't be taken into custody...

7 killed, 2 missing after storm sweeps Nepal mountain

Oct. 13, 2018 9:53 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Seven people, including South Korean climbers, were killed and two more are missing on Gurja Himal mountain after a strong storm swept through their base camp, Nepalese police said Saturday. A storm Friday night destroyed their camp and two rescue helicopters sent early Saturday...

Search for German retail boss in Swiss Alps called off

Oct. 11, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German retail group Tengelmann says a search for longtime CEO Karl-Erivan Haub has officially been called off, six months after he went missing during a skiing trip in the Swiss Alps. Haub disappeared above the Swiss resort of Zermatt on April 7. His family gave up hope of finding him alive...