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“Swiss Machine” Ueli Steck Dies in First Everest Death of Season

More than a thousand comments poured onto Ueli Steck’s Facebook page this morning as news of his death on Mt Everest spread. The 41-year-old “Swiss Machine”, as he was known throughout the mountaineering community, was reported killed in a climbing accident near Camp II on Mt Everest Sunday morning. The death has been confirmed. Six rescuers discovered Ueli Steck’s body near […]

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Everest To Ban Newbies??

    Nepalese officials say they will ban beginners from making the trek up Everest. The decision to quarantine the epic peak was apparently made to lessen crowds and protect the safety of everyone else who makes the journey in the wake of recent catastrophes including last April’s avalanche. There’s also thought of preventing the disabled, seniors and climbers under 18 from reaching […]

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Legendary Ski Pioneer Dick Bass Dies at 85

Photo courtesy Snowbird Resort   Richard Daniel “Dick” Bass, Everest mountaineer and Snowbird Resort co-founder has reached the “eighth summit.” The Oklahoma native passed away in his Dallas, Texas, home Sunday, July 26, 2015, at 85, and the sentiments and Facebook comments continue to pour in. “I remember Mr. Bass standing in the lift line on Peruvian just a few […]

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