avalanche News

More Avalanches Force Workers to Stop Search in Nepal

Fresh avalanches forced rescuers in a village buried by a landslide in northern Nepal to stop searching for bodies in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake, officials said Sunday. The avalanches on Friday and Saturday made the work dangerous for …

Nepal Earthquake Causes Deadly Mount Everest Avalanche

Mountaineers, guides and porters streamed from Mount Everest base camp on Sunday in the wake of a deadly earthquake-triggered avalanche that obliterated parts of the rocky village of nylon tents. Some warned that dozens of people may still be missing. …

Avalanches, Blizzard Kill 12 in Nepal’s Mountains

An avalanche and blizzard in Nepal’s mountainous north have killed at least 12 people, including eight foreign trekkers, officials said Wednesday. Five other climbers were hit by a separate avalanche on Mount Dhaulagiri and remain missing. The death toll was …

Dutch Prince Friso Dies After 2012 Avalanche

Johan Friso, the bespectacled Dutch prince who avoided the limelight and gave up his position in line to the throne after getting entangled in a scandal with his bride-to-be, died Monday – 18 months after a skiing accident that left …

4 Climbers Die in Scottish Highlands Avalanche

An avalanche killed four climbers in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday, police said. The victims were in a group of six climbers – three men and three women – who were at Glencoe, one of Scotland’s best-known glens, when a …

Avalanche in Alps Kill 2 Skiers in Italy

Rescuers have found the bodies of two Italian skiers who were killed by an avalanche in Italy’s Alps. The Italian news agency ANSA said the rescuers found the remains on Saturday night near a lake about 10 hours after the …

Dutch Prince in Coma Shows Signs of Consciousness

The Dutch royal house says Prince Johan Friso, who has been in a coma since being struck by an avalanche in February, is showing “very minimal” signs of consciousness. Friso, Queen’s Beatrix’s youngest son, was buried by an avalanche while …

Avalanche Damages Historic Chalet in Montana’s Glacier Park

An avalanche slammed into a popular backcountry hotel on the west side of Montana’s Glacier National Park, filling some rooms with snow. Sperry Chalet officials say the risk of another slide is preventing a full damage assessment, but they believe …