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Avalanche

Aftermath of avalanche on Mt Everest.  Photo courtesy of Roger Philipp

Bay Area Climber Survives Deadly Everest Avalanche

A Bay Area man says he feels lucky that he survived an avalanche that killed at least 13 people on Mount Everest.

04/19/2014

Aftermath of avalanche on Mt Everest.  Photo courtesy of Roger Philipp

American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

KCBS has obtained photos from an American who was on the mountain when the deadly avalanche happened Friday. At least 12 of the guides were killed, and four others are missing. Several more were hurt.

04/18/2014

Glen Plake attends the Celebrity Racing Charity Event at the Pole Position Raceway on December 2, 2007 in Corona, California. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Livermore-Born Extreme Skiing Pioneer Survives Deadly Nepal Avalanche

Renowned American extreme skier Glen Plake, one of the survivors of the weekend Himalayan avalanche that killed at least eight people, said Wednesday he feels lucky to be alive but heartbroken that he could not save two friends who remain missing.

09/26/2012

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Snowmobiler Dies After Triggering Sierra Avalanche

A man riding a snowmobile has died after he apparently triggered an avalanche in the Sierra Nevada mountains in Alpine County.

03/05/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storm Makes Ripe Ski Conditions In Sierra

A late winter storm that dumped at least 6 feet of snow in parts of the Sierra Nevada created ripe conditions for snow sports enthusiasts but also posed risks for back country skiers, one of whom was killed by an avalanche.

03/02/2012

Avalanche victim Benjamin Brackett (CBS)

Injured Skier Dies From Avalanche At Tahoe Resort

A skier who was injured after an avalanche in the Tahoe National Forest on Thursday afternoon later died as a result of his injuries.

03/01/2012

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley

No Easy Fix For Road Into Yosemite

After an avalanche buried the only all-weather highway into Yosemite National Park, officials have faced a conundrum about how to fix the road.

12/12/2010

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