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Times Staff Writer"I feel really incredible," Samantha Larson, 18, said Sunday night, describing her sense of accomplishment after having conquered Mt. Everest — the tallest place on Earth. It was about 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nepal time, and the Long Beach teenager was...
An avalanche swept down a major summit in the Mont Blanc range before dawn today, leaving eight climbers missing and presumed dead along a trail often used to reach western Europe's highest peak. "There's no chance of finding anyone alive," French...
Tags: Pakistan, Death, Disasters, Climbing, Hospitals and Clinics
Tribune staff reporterOnly a person who has polished a 66-foot-long, 33-foot-high, 125-ton, hollow, stainless steel kidney-bean-shaped sculpture until it was so shiny you could use it as a shaving mirror could tell you what a cumbersome chore that sort of thing can be, and how...
Times Staff WriterWhen you can get there, you can learn a lot 300 feet inside the Earth. Those missile-size icicles dangling from the cavern's roof? They don't look securely attached. No worries, our guide said; they're all as solid as rocks. Actually, they're as solid as...
Tribune reporterALTO, Ga.—My daughter Nina and I looked up, tilting our heads back. Way back. Fifty feet up in a massive white oak tree, there were a pair of sturdy hammocks attached to branches. "That," said Genevieve Summers, "is your lodging." We would be...
The body of a Seattle man who died rock climbing has been found. 31-year-old Ryan Alan Murray Triplett was climbing alone in the Goat Wall area off Lost River Road near Mazama. Yesterday his wife called police to report that he was overdue. Search...
Of The St. Louis Post-DispatchFour hours on a whale-watching boat had produced lovely views of the Channel Islands off Santa Barbara on the California coast but no whales. "It's very rare that we see nothing -- maybe once a year," swore Hal Altman, the volunteer naturalist on board...
Saturday, Oct. 2 TOURNAMENTS SAN LUIS OBISPO Championship Final Agoura 8, Lompoc Cabrillo 4 Brian Gross had five goals to lead Agoura (12-3), which was without three starters throughout most of the game due to injuries and ejections . Agoura,...
Courant Staff WriterSnow had been falling lightly for most of the six-hour walk from base camp to our destination for the night, a rocky plateau perched at 19,000 feet on the Rongbuk Glacier. But with a mile to go the weather worsened, and by the time my wife, Courant...
If you want to follow in the footsteps of a pro mountaineer — at least the climbing part of it — hire one as a guide. What should you be looking for? Many mountaineers recommend guides certified by the American Mountain Guides Assn. Founded...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Climbing, Employers
The irony wasn't lost on a single member of the team. Not until the Connecticut climbers crossed into China, the nation where Mao Zedong led the world's most durable communist revolution, were we safe from the Nepali revolutionaries who fight in his...
Tags: Crime, Law and Justice, Demonstration, Riots, Assault, Crimes
Times Staff WriterIf the Swiss ran the world, trains and planes would be on time. Every hotel room would have a view, and reservations would never be lost. Communicating would be easy because the Swiss seem able to speak whatever language you greet them in. You would never...
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