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Climber Dies Saving Wife on One-Year Anniversary Trip: 'He Dived on Top of Me'

Climber Dies Saving Wife on One-Year Anniversary Trip: 'He Dived on Top of Me'His wife suffered a fractured skull.



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Climber: Rock fall strikes Yosemite for a second day

Climber: Rock fall strikes Yosemite for a second daySAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A massive new rock fall hit Yosemite National Park on Thursday, cracking with a thundering roar off the El Capitan rock formation, injuring one person and sending huge plumes of white dust surging through the valley floor below.



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Climber Falls From Cathedral Spire, Marking Third Incident In Yosemite This Week

Climber Falls From Cathedral Spire, Marking Third Incident In Yosemite This WeekA climber fell from Higher Cathedral Spiral in Yosemite Valley on Friday, marking the third accident in the national park in three days, KRON4 in San Francisco reported.



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Man killed in Yosemite rock fall was British climber

Man killed in Yosemite rock fall was British climberThe man killed on Wednesday when part of the El Capitan granite monolith in California’s Yosemite National Park collapsed onto a hiking trial was a British climber whose wife was badly hurt in the incident, a park spokesman said. The couple was found by a search and rescue team at the base of El Capitan after some 1,300 tons of rock broke off from the monumental granite formation and plunged onto a popular hiking trail, Yosemite spokesman Scott Gediman said in a written statement on Thursday. “The victims, a couple visiting from Great Britain, were in the park to rock climb but were not climbing at the time of the initial rock fall,” Gediman said.



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Yosemite death: British climber dies after being crushed by falling rocks in national park

Yosemite death: British climber dies after being crushed by falling rocks in national parkA British climber has died in Yosemite National Park after a rock fall on a hiking trail. Parts of the El Capitan granite monolith collapsed while the man and his wife, who was badly injured in the accident, were hiking the trail on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for the Californian park said. The couple were found by a search and rescue team after 1,300 tonnes of the rock from the formation and plunged on the popular trail.



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Second Rock Fall Reported at Yosemite's El Capitan a Day After Climber Was Killed

Second Rock Fall Reported at Yosemite's El Capitan a Day After Climber Was KilledIt's not clear if anyone was injured in the second fall



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On Yosemite’s El Capitan, Climber Makes History With His Bare Hands

On Yosemite’s El Capitan, Climber Makes History With His Bare HandsAlex Honnold scaled one of the most well-known walls of granite in the world, thousands of feet tall, with no safety gear or ropes in 4 hours.



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Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse

Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverseA Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed “illegally”, authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world’s highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. “Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north and then descended to the south, making him the first Polish, and 15th in the world, to traverse the mountain,” read a post on his Facebook page.



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American climber dies on Everest, Indian missing

American climber dies on Everest, Indian missingAn American climber died Sunday on his way to the summit of Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest death to mar the ongoing climbing season. The 50-year-old mountaineer died close to the Balcony, a small platform above the 8,000-metre mark considered the mountain’s “death zone”. “An American climber has died around the Balcony area.



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Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climber

Nepal man, 85, dies trying to become oldest Everest climberKATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — An 85-year-old Nepali man has died while attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to climb Mount Everest, officials said.



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