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Everest Expedition Calls Off Risky West Ridge Climb

Dry and windy conditions that transformed a normally snowy route into an icy one has forced a  National Geographic team to call off their attempt to climb the rarely climbed West Ridge of Mount Everest. National Geographic reports today that … Continue reading

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Stormy weather claims eight in Japanese Alps

Eight climbers were killed in bad weather Saturday while trying to climb in the county’s “northern alps,” according to a story today in Japan Times Online. “Nagano Prefectural Police said a party of six men in their 60s and 70s … Continue reading

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