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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...

Sherpa guide breaks own record scaling Everest for 26th time

May. 08, 2022 00:00 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide scaled Mount Everest for the 26th time breaking his own record for the most climbs of the world's highest peak, expedition organizers said Sunday. Kami Rita reached the 8,849-meter (29,032-foot) summit on Saturday evening...

Bandelier officials assessing area of fatal rock fall

Mar. 25, 2022 13:28 PM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Officials are assessing the area of Bandelier National Monument in northern New Mexico where an Illinois woman was killed when struck by a falling rock while climbing a ladder to reach a canyon alcove. Monument officials said Brenda Holzer, 54, of Yorkville...

Rock strike, fall from ladder kills visitor at Bandelier

Mar. 24, 2022 10:49 AM EDT

LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — A visitor was fatally injured at Bandelier National Monument when struck by a falling rock while climbing ladders to reach a canyon alcove, monument officials. The visitor fell about 30 feet (9 meters) after being struck Wednesday while climbing the second...

House kills resolution on recreation area's 50th anniversary

Mar. 16, 2022 14:14 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers in the House on Wednesday rejected a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area in central Idaho. The House voted 45-22 to kill the resolution that opponents decried as a recognition of federal land management...