CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2007 |
"I feel really incredible," Samantha Larson, 18, said Sunday night, describing her sense of accomplishment after having conquered Mt. Everest -- the tallest place on Earth. It was about 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nepal time, and the Long Beach teenager was waiting below a base camp on the side of Mt. Everest for a helicopter to take her trekking group, including her father, to Katmandu.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2007 |
Samantha Larson of Long Beach, who at 18 became one of the youngest people to summit Mt. Everest, safely arrived Saturday with her father at a base camp on the Nepal mountain, her relieved mother reported. "The most dangerous part of climbing is the descent," said Larson's mother, Sarah Hanson of New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2007 |
From Earth's tallest point, the message was understandably breathless. "We made it to the top!" Samantha Larson told her mother via satellite phone Thursday after reaching the summit of Mt. Everest. "Now all we have to do is make it back down." Larson, 18, of Long Beach, became one of the youngest people to scale the 29,035-foot peak, reaching the summit with a group that included her father, David Larson, 51, an anesthesiologist at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.
February 20, 2007 |
Three climbers can thank their black Labrador for keeping them warm until their rescue from Oregon's highest peak Monday, a day after they had slipped and fallen into a crevasse. One rescuer said the dog, Velvet, had played a critical role in keeping the man and two women warm enough in "hellacious" winds and heavy snow on Mt. Hood.
February 19, 2007 |
Three climbers on Oregon's highest peak fell off a ledge Sunday, but survived and were being rescued, local officials said. The accident comes two months after a December incident on Mt. Hood in which one climber died and two others went missing and were presumed dead, raising questions about whether winter climbing should be more closely regulated on the 11,239-foot-high mountain.
February 7, 2007 |
Clint Willis dreamed of pursuing the kind of extreme mountaineering pioneered by a ragtag band of climbers, most of them British, who brought their sport to a new level in the three decades following the conquest of Mt. Everest. To help reconcile those unfulfilled yearnings, he detailed the astonishing accomplishments and heart-rending losses of Chris Bonington and his circle of climbers whose high-altitude expeditions in the Alps and the Himalayas have become the stuff of legends.
January 28, 2007 |
THE Alpine Club of England is celebrating its 150th anniversary this year, an occasion of interest not only to climbers but also to travelers, geographers and lovers of glorious scenery. The club, founded in 1857 -- five years before the Austrians and Swiss started their own climbing organizations -- played an important role in opening up some of the most vertical parts of the world, including the Alps and the Himalayas.
December 29, 2006 |
A snow-covered body found on a remote mountain in China has been identified as U.S. photographer Charlie Fowler, 52, who disappeared several weeks ago during a climbing trip with Christine Boskoff, owner of a Seattle-based adventure company, friends said. Fowler and Boskoff, who may have been hit by an avalanche, were not roped together, friend Arlene Burns said in Telluride, Colo., and Boskoff, 39, had not been located. The two climbers were reported missing when they failed to return to the U.
December 28, 2006 |
Searchers in a mountainous region of southwestern China found a snow-covered body Wednesday that might be that of one of two prominent American climbers missing for more than a month. The body was spotted by a Chinese member of an international search team in a region called Genyen in Sichuan province, not far from Tibet.
December 27, 2006 |
As the dramatic search for three missing climbers on Oregon's highest peak unfolded on national television earlier this month, many questions hung in the air. Who was paying for all this? Why aren't mountain climbers required to carry emergency locator devices? And what were these men doing on Mt. Hood in December? "You don't go up there in winter," said Bill O'Reilly on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," crystallizing many people's view of the matter. "That's insane."