A large group of students and instructors from India's famed Nehru Institute of Mountaineering were descending after a training climb on Draupadi ka Danda (5,670m) when the avalanche struck them.
The world-class mountaineers were climbing Alberta’s Howse Peak on Tuesday, April 16th when a large avalanche carried them to their likely deaths.
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A team of Avalanche experts define the word, and discuss how to deal with the phenomena. Do we attempt to stop the sidecountry locomotive, or shape the definition and attempt to harness its power?
Many media outlets from around the world have offered explanations. But there has been confusion, and a serious lack of understanding on what happened to the nine climbers on Friday morning.
The American climber Hayden Kennedy, one of the most talented all-around climbers of his generation, died on Sunday, October 8, according to one of his sponsors, Black Diamond Equipment.