Nepal Blizzards Kill 17 Climbers in Himalayas

At least 17 international trekkers were pronounced dead on Tuesday after being trapped in heavy snowfall in the Himalayan Mountains. According to CNN, Nepal’s Annapurna region is mourning the loss of sherpas and visiting climbers after “one of the deadliest tragedies in the history of Nepal”. Another five bodies were found in the neighboring Manang …

JP Auclair Video Tribute (1977 – 2014)

JP Auclair Video Tribute (1977-2014) Over the years, The Ski Channel Television Network had the honor of documenting the late JP Auclair’s epic adventures around the world, as he changed the face of freeskiing forever. His presence will be dearly missed, but his influence in the mountain will live on forever. JP Auclair and Andreas Fransson, two …

Snowboarder Liz Daley Killed in Avalanche at 29

Liz Daley, a professional climber, backcountry snowboarder, and AMGA- certified mountain guide died in an avalanche Monday in Patagonia.  According to the Argentine news outlet OPI Santa Cruz, the 29 year old from Tacoma, Washington was reportedly part of a group descending Cerro Vespignani, a 7000 foot peak  about 15 miles north of Fitzroy in …

RIP JP Auclair & Andreas Fransson, Freeskiers Killed In Patagonia Avalanche

We are sorry to report that Canadian freeskier, JP Auclair, and Swedish skier, Andres Fransson, have been killed in an avalanche in Patagonia. The two skiers were reported missing Monday, September 29th, and their bodies were found lifeless on Tuesday. Their bodies were spotted by a Swedish hiker on Mount San Lorenzo, the border region between Chile …

FILM: "Beyond Skiing Everest", The Greatest Kickstarter of All Time

Mike Marolt, Steve Marolt and Jim Gile have over 25 years of expeditions to some 40 of the highest peaks in the world, without Sherpa, oxygen, drugs and all the amenities. They have gone to places so cold that most manufactured gear cannot tolerate the temperature, and are forced to innovate in order to make their own gear. …

Exclusive Insight On 2014 Mt. Everest Avalanche From Mountaineering Guide Adrian Ballinger

At around 6:45 local time in an area known as the “popcorn field,” in the Khumbu Icefalls, an avalanche struck just above base camp at 19,000 ft. A group of about 50 climbers, mostly Sherpas, were moving from Camp I to Camp II when a serac fell off the mountain burying them under the snow. The …

Mount Everest Avalanche Kills 13 Sherpa Guides, Deadliest in History

Tragedy struck Nepal today, April 18th, 2014, as a fatal avalanche swept down a climbing route taking the lives of at least thirteen Sherpa guides. Seven more  are believed to be missing, as rescue teams continue to search. The avalanche is thought to be the deadliest climbing disaster to ever occur at Mount Everest, the world’s …

VIDEO: GoPro: Skier Vs. Avalanche

Skier Eric Hjorleifson drops in on a perfectly pow-pillowed line and sets off a decent size avalanche. Eric takes a couple tumbles and gets completed covered with snow while attempting to ski through it. Lucky, lucky guy! Shot 100% on the HD HERO3+® camera from GoPro.  Video by GoPro.  In this shot below you can see the …

Heli-Ski Guide Aaron Karitis Passes Away After Haines Avalanche

Over this past weekend 31-year-old Aaron Karitis was caught in an avalanche near Kicking Horse Valley west of Haines, Alaska while heli-ski guiding for Southeast Alaska Backcountry Adventures (SEABA). Aaron passed away late Monday night after being in critical condition at Providence Alaska Medical Center since Saturday. Photo courtesy of SEABA  Aaron, a Bend, Oregon native, …

Heli-Skiing Guide Caught In Avalanche In Critical Condition

A 31-year-old Bend, Oregon native heli-ski guide, Aaron Karitis, was buried in an avalanche on Saturday in an Alaskan back country area known as Kicking Horse Valley. He is alive and remains in critical condition at a hospital in Anchorage, according to Alaska State Troopers and Anchorage Daily. Aaron Karitis is a very experienced heli-ski guide with …

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