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Avalanches and Landslides

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  • 6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier

    6 climbers feared dead on Washington's Mount Rainier
    Six climbers were killed in a 3,300-foot fall along the steep north slope of Mount Rainier, officials said Saturday, in the worst disaster on the mountain in more than three decades. Search crews found climbing and camping gear in snow more than 3,000...
  • Washington's Hazel Slide was a long-known risk

    ARLINGTON, Wash. — The Stillaguamish River and the Hazel Slide have been rivals for decades. The river eats away at the clay and sand hillside to the north of the snaking river. Weakened by the erosion, the hill’s foot lacks the strength...
  • At least 8 dead after deadly landslide in Washington

    At least 8 dead after deadly landslide in Washington
    OLYMPIA, Wash - Eight people are confirmed dead and 18 people were still missing on Sunday night after a landslide in Washington state that buried homes and cars under mud and debris up to 15 feet deep, authorities said. A spokesman for the Snohomish...
  • Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90

    Number of people missing from Washington state landslide falls to 90
    Rescue teams on Thursday clawed through the moon-like surface left by a massive mudslide in Washington state that killed at least 25 people, searching for those still missing, and the community prayed for "one little miracle." As the death toll rose...
  • Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide

    Death toll could hit at least 24 in Washington state landslide
    The likely death toll from a weekend landslide in Washington state rose to 24 on Tuesday after rescue workers recovered two bodies and believed they had located eight more, the local fire chief said. As many as 176 people remained listed as missing...
  • 'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing

    'Massive' mudslide on Colorado's Grand Mesa leaves three missing
    Three people were missing Monday afternoon after a massive, miles-wide mudslide swept down a mountain in rural western Colorado.  The three unidentified men went missing Sunday after going into the uninhabited slide area on Grand Mesa to check on...
  • Colorado mudslide: Astonishing footage shows miles of devastation

    After a day of aerial and ground searches Monday, Colorado officials failed to find three men who vanished after a massive weekend mudslide wiped out miles of uninhabited land on Grand Mesa, the largest flat-topped mountain in the world. (See footage of...
  • Colorado mudslide: Rescuers helpless in search for missing ranchers

    Colorado officials held out little hope Tuesday for three ranchers who were apparently swept up by a weekend mudslide on Grand Mesa, saying the search had shifted from rescue to recovery. They also significantly downgraded the estimated size of Sunday...
  • Road closed by deadly Washington landslide partially reopens

    The devastating landslide in Washington that killed 43 people, from a 4-month-old girl to an 91-year-old woman, also left what officials described as “critical” highway between two small cities unusable. Sixty-nine days after the landslide...
  • For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible

    For some climbers, Mt. Rainier's often deadly allure is irresistible
    Mt. Rainier looms over Puget Sound, seductive and deadly, wooing climbers and testing their skills. Now, the icy peak has claimed six more victims in the second-worst mountaineering accident in Rainier's history. More than 14,000 feet high at its...
  • Death toll hits 37 in Washington mudslide; 7 remain missing

    A 37th body has been recovered from the debris of last month's mudslide in Washington, officials announced Tuesday. The remains have not yet been identified, leaving the number of missing people at seven. The powerful and quick-moving landslide on...
  • Deadly Everest Avalanche Raises Uncertainty for Discovery's 'Everest Jump Live'

    Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche ever, which killed at least 12 people early Friday, raises questions about whether Discovery Channel's "Everest Jump Live" special, set to air May 11, will go on as planned. The avalanche struck and killed 12 sherpas,...