Hopes fading for missing climbers after Italian glacier collapse

Hopes fading for missing climbers after Italian glacier collapse

CANAZEI, Italy (Reuters) - Rescue teams resumed the search on Tuesday for 13 climbers who were missing after part of a glacier gave way high in the Italian Alps on Sunday, killing at least seven people. Hopes of finding survivors were fading more than 36 hours after a disaster that has fuelled concerns about the impact of climate change on the mountains. Three people from the Czech Republic were among those unaccounted for.  Sunday's avalanche took place on the Marmolada, which at more than 3,300 metres (10,830 ft) is the highest peak in the Dolomites, a range in the eastern…
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At least 8 dead in glacier avalanche in India’s Himalayan state – official

At least 8 dead in glacier avalanche in India’s Himalayan state – official

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - At least eight people died and 384 were rescued after a glacier broke triggering an avalanche close to the Indo-China border in the Indian state of Uttarakhand on Friday, a government official said. "Eight bodies have been recovered. Rescue operations are in progress," a defence ministry official told reporters on Saturday, adding that six of those rescued were in critical condition. The road access was cut off at 4-5 locations due to multiple landslides, after an avalanche struck in Uttarakhand's Chamoli district on Friday evening, the official said. A state official also confirmed that at least…
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Five killed, one hurt as helicopter crashes at Alaska glacier

Five killed, one hurt as helicopter crashes at Alaska glacier

Five people were killed and one injured in a helicopter crash at a glacier near Anchorage, Alaska State Troopers said on Sunday. Searchers found the crash site and survivor late Saturday night after the chopper was reported overdue, the troopers said in a written statement. The injured person was reported to be in serious but stable condition.  The helicopter was ferrying skiers who had been on a backcountry tour, the troopers said. Killed were Petr Kellner, 56, and Benjamin Larochaix, 50, both of the Czech Republic; Gregory Harms, 52, of Colorado; Sean McManamy, 38, and pilot Zachary Russell, 33, the…
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PhotoStory – Extreme conditions

PhotoStory – Extreme conditions

Austrian ice swimmer Josef Koeberl sits in an ice cold glacier water, with the Tuxer Ferner in the background, at Hintertux Glacier at a hight of more than 2,600 meters (8530 feet) above sea level, near Hintertux, some 480 kilometers (298 miles) west of Austrian capital Vienna, Austria, 29 August 2020 (issued 30 August 2020). Austrian ice swimmer Josef Koeberl will attempt to break his own world record of 2 hours and 08 minutes and 47 seconds in the category 'Longest Duration Full Body Contact With Ice' on 05 September 2020. Therefore he accustoms his body to freezing temperatures by…
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