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2008-09-14 00:00:19

Mountaineer Andy Kirkpatrick will be swapping the dangerous peaks of the world to talk to an audience at Stafford Gatehouse theatre next month. He has a reputation of being the most extreme speaker on the mountaineering circuit, with stand-up talents to rival the top comedy acts in the UK.

2008-08-05 21:00:08

By Larry Altman If it wasn't for a mistake, Hermosa Beach resident Nick Rice might be among the dead climbers on K2 in Pakistan. The 23-year-old adventurer who attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach was boiling water on Friday and spilled some of the liquid on his socks.

2008-08-05 18:00:12

By Stephen Graham ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Blinded by the glare off the snow and ice, attempting a perilous descent down K2 to save his life, the Dutch mountaineer came upon three Korean climbers. One sat dazed. Another held a rope. The third was suspended at the other end, hanging upside down.

2008-08-05 09:00:19

By Stephen Graham Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- A helicopter plucked two frostbitten Dutch climbers from K2 on Monday after an avalanche and exposure left at least 11 people presumed dead on the world's second-highest mountain.

2008-08-05 06:00:14

By Jane Perlez and Salman Masood Michael Wilson contributed reporting from New York.

2008-08-05 00:00:11

By Andrew Buncombe Asia Correspondent AN ITALIAN climber who fought the twin perils of exhaustion and freezing temperatures on the world's deadliest mountain was last night rescued as he struggled alone in darkness down the slopes of K2.

2008-08-04 09:00:03

By Sadaqat Jan Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- At least nine climbers were feared dead on K-2, the world's second highest mountain, after an avalanche cut ropes used to cross a treacherous wall of ice, officials and other climbers said Sunday.

2008-06-24 12:00:00

By Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jun. 24--I admit that April Fool's Day probably was not the best time to announce the Life Sherpa's presidential candidacy.

2008-06-24 06:02:20

By Stephen McGinty IT HAS been called the roof of the world and it is, by many accounts, quite filthy.

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2007-04-07 14:45:00

Mountaineers are bringing back firsthand accounts of vanishing glaciers, melting ice routes, crumbling rock formations and flood-prone lakes where glaciers once rose.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.