AVALANCHE - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AVALANCHE News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57842000-200/mountain-everest-avalanche-guides.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57842000-200/mountain-everest-avalanche-guides.html.csp">Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA and TIM SULLIVAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-20T13:44:07.409-06:00">Updated Apr 20, 2014 01:44PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • The rescuers moved quickly, minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear. But they couldn’t get there quickly enough. No one can move that fast. Not even the people who have spent their lives in Everest’s shadow, and who have spent years working on the world’s highest peak. By Saturday evening, the bodies of 13 Sherpa guides had been taken from the mountain...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57842000@www.sltrib.com Sun, 20 Apr 2014 13:44:07 MDT 13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839763-200/guides-everest-avalanche-snow.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57839763-200/guides-everest-avalanche-snow.html.csp">13th body pulled from snow in Everest avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-19T15:24:08.915-06:00">Updated Apr 19, 2014 03:24PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Another three guides remained missing, and searchers were working quickly to find them in case weather conditions deteriorated, said Maddhu Sunan Burlakoti, head of the Nepalese government’s mountaineering department. But the painstaking e...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57839763@www.sltrib.com Sat, 19 Apr 2014 15:24:08 MDT Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837169-200/guides-avalanche-camp-climbers.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57837169-200/guides-avalanche-camp-climbers.html.csp">Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T17:05:58.028-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 05:05PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche struck an area known as the “popcorn field” for its bulging chunks of ice at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp, where he was monitorin...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578371692014-04-18T17:05:58.028-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T17:05:58.028-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57837169@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 17:05:58 MDT Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835963-68/avalanche-guides-everest-camp.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57835963-68/avalanche-guides-everest-camp.html.csp">Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T09:15:11.063-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 09:15AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Katmandu, Nepal • An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. Several more were injured. The Sherpa guides had gone early in the morning to fix ropes for other climbers when the avalanche hit them at about 6:30 a.m., Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal said from the base camp where he is monitoring rescue efforts. An injured survivor told his ...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578359632014-04-18T09:15:11.063-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T09:15:11.063-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57835963@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:15:11 MDT NHL playoffs: St. Louis beat Chicago in triple overtime http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57835136-77/game-overtime-beat-scored.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57835136-77/game-overtime-beat-scored.html.csp">NHL playoffs: St. Louis beat Chicago in triple overtime</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T20:30:28.492-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 08:30PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">St. Louis • Alexander Steen scored at 26 seconds of the third overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 4-3 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series on Thursday night. Steen beat Corey Crawford off a pair of short passes from Steve Ott and David Backes to cap the longest overtime game in franchise history. “It’s big. We want to start this series off on a good note,” Steen said. “Especially at home in front of our fans.” Ryan Mi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578351362014-04-18T20:30:28.492-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T20:30:28.492-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57835136@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:30:28 MDT NHL: Avalanche’s Duchene out about 4 weeks with knee injury http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753888-77/duchene-team-roy-games.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/sports/57753888-77/duchene-team-roy-games.html.csp">NHL: Avalanche’s Duchene out about 4 weeks with knee injury</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By PAT GRAHAM</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00">Updated Mar 31, 2014 11:26PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Englewood, Colo. • The Colorado Avalanche will be heading into their first postseason in four years without leading scorer Matt Duchene after the forward suffered a quirky left knee injury. Duchene hurt his medial collateral ligament when he ran into a teammate on the opening shift against San Jose over the weekend. He’s expected to miss about four weeks. The loss is a big blow for the Avalanche, who have turned things around in coach Patrick Roy’s first season in charge and are in the running f...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577538882014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-31T23:26:13.059-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57753888@www.sltrib.com Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:26:13 MDT Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57719443-68/resort-skiers-avalanche-khutor.html.csp">Avalanche kills 2 skiers at Sochi Olympic venue</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00">Updated Mar 23, 2014 10:11AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Moscow • An avalanche killed two skiers on Sunday at the Russian mountain resort used for the Sochi Olympics the day after it opened to the public, the resort said. Six skiers were on the middle section of Labirint run when the avalanche struck, the Roza Khutor resort said in a statement. The snow buried two women, and rescuers who dug them out were unable to save them, it said. The four other skiers escaped unharmed. The Kuban regional branch of state Rossiya television, citing witnesses, repor...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-577194432014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-23T10:11:05.854-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57719443@www.sltrib.com Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:11:05 MDT Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1 http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57670294-68/avalanche-snowmobiler-buried-center.html.csp">Snowmobiler dies in Montana avalanche, fifth victim since Jan. 1</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00">Updated Mar 12, 2014 09:39AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Cooke City, Mont. • An 18-year-old Minnesota man has died after he was buried in an avalanche in southwestern Montana that apparently was triggered by another snowmobiler. The victim was stuck on a slope and trying to start his snowmobile Tuesday afternoon when another snowmobiler high-marked above him, triggering the slide, the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said. High marking involves riding a snowmobile straight up a mountain as far as the rider can and turning around before becomi...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576702942014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-12T09:39:10.448-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57670294@www.sltrib.com Wed, 12 Mar 2014 09:39:10 MDT Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57664727-68/avalanche-montana-skiing-area.html.csp">Avalanche in Montana claims skier’s life</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 08:16AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Butte, Mont. • A man who was back-country skiing in southwestern Montana has died in an avalanche. Granite County Sheriff Scott Dunkerson says a group of people were skiing northeast of Philipsburg in the Altoona Lakes area Monday when the slide occurred. Dispatchers received the call at about 3 p.m. Dunkerson was withholding the man’s name until family members were notified. He declined to say how many people were skiing in the area. The man is the fourth person to die in western Montana avalan...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576647272014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-11T08:16:02.249-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57664727@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 08:16:02 MDT Utah snowmobiler who died in avalanche is identified http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57651986-78/avalanche-died-friday-area.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57651986-78/avalanche-died-friday-area.html.csp">Utah snowmobiler who died in avalanche is identified</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jessica MIller</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-08T23:25:25.265-06:00">Updated Mar 8, 2014 11:25PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Police have identified the snowmobiler who died Friday in Summit County after being buried in an avalanche. Ryan A. Noorda, 39, of Honeyville, was snowmobiling near Whitney Reservoir and Gold Hill Road about 6 p.m. on Friday when the avalanche hit him, according to Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds. The man’s family managed to pull him out, but medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene. Whitney Reservoir is located in the Uintah-Cache National Forest. According to the Utah Avalanche Cente...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57651986@www.sltrib.com Sat, 08 Mar 2014 23:25:25 MDT Summit County avalanche kills snowmobiler http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57649708-78/amp-avalanche-reservoir-whitney.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57649708-78/amp-avalanche-reservoir-whitney.html.csp">Summit County avalanche kills snowmobiler</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By Jim Dalrymple II</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Salt Lake Tribune</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T23:11:36.347-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 11:11PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">A man died Friday in Summit County when an avalanche buried him. The man was snowmobiling near Whitney Reservoir and Gold Hill Road about 6 p.m. when the avalanche hit him, according to Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds. The man’s family managed to pull him out, but medical crews pronounced him dead at the scene. Police have not released the man’s name or age. Edmunds said only that he was from northern Utah. Whitney Reservoir is located in the Uintah-Cache National Forest. According to the...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57649708@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:11:36 MDT Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/home3/57647689-200/avalanche-bite-buried-phoenix.html.csp">Montana boy tried to bite, lick his way out of avalanche</a></h4> <span class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00">Updated Mar 7, 2014 03:35PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">New York • An 8-year-old western Montana boy who spent about an hour buried in the snow after a deadly avalanche roared into his backyard says he tried to “lick and bite” his way out before becoming tired and falling asleep. Phoenix Scoles-Coburn, of Missoula, told “Today” show host Matt Lauer on Friday that he doesn’t remember the moment the Feb. 28 snow slide hit him. He says he looked back and saw a tree wobbling, so he ran. The next thing he knew, he was in the snow. Phoenix’s mother, Erin S...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576476892014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-07T15:35:32.506-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57647689@www.sltrib.com Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:35:32 MDT Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626855-68/avalanche-hospital-missoula-woman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57626855-68/avalanche-hospital-missoula-woman.html.csp">Woman hurt in destructive Montana avalanche dies</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 03:52PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Missoula, Mont. • A woman who was rescued about three hours after her house was destroyed by an avalanche in Missoula, Mont., has died at a hospital. Missoula police say Michel Colville died Sunday night at St. Patrick Hospital. Her husband, Fred Allendorf, remains hospitalized in serious condition. He was buried for about two hours before rescuers found him Friday night in an air pocket created by a fallen chimney in their house at the base of Mount Jumbo. Eight-year-old Phoenix Scoles-Coburn w...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576268552014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T15:52:02.794-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57626855@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:52:02 MDT Snowboarding fun on Vista Butte near Bend http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57584689-223/butte-vista-snow-backcountry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment2/57584689-223/butte-vista-snow-backcountry.html.csp">Snowboarding fun on Vista Butte near Bend</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By MARK MORICAL</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Bulletin</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-02-22T17:18:01.567-06:00">Updated Feb 22, 2014 05:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Bend, Ore. • I was never so happy to hear the scream of a snowmobile engine and see one come ripping toward me. Exhausted after slogging through more than a foot of fresh snow for most of the day, the sight of a groomed snowmobile track was welcoming. The goal had been to snowboard through fresh powder while descending Vista Butte, but that plan sort of got scratched when we hit the flats early during our ride down. Bulletin photographer Joe Kline and I started out in snowshoes from the Vista Bu...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57584689@www.sltrib.com Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:18:01 MDT