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Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountain

Iran teams carry plane crash dead down from mountainEmergency teams on Wednesday began recovering bodies from a plane crash in Iran’s Zagros mountains but the operation had to be suspended due to bad weather, officials said. Search helicopters located the crash site after a break in the weather on Tuesday at a height of around 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) in the Dena range. Helicopters were unable to land but officials said a recovery operation had begun on Wednesday, with emergency personnel carrying bodies on their backs to a road at the foot of the mountain.



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Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzard

Iran postpones hunt for plane lost in mountain blizzardThe hunt for a plane that disappeared with 66 people onboard in Iran’s Zagros mountains was stopped until morning as blizzard conditions made progress impossible for rescue teams, state television said Sunday. “With the wind intensifying, and with snow, rain and darkness, it is not possible for rescue and relief teams to reach high altitudes and the search operation has been postponed until tomorrow,” broadcaster IRIB announced. Aseman Airlines flight EP3704 disappeared from radar 45 minutes after taking off from Tehran.



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One of Two Climbers Rescued From ‘Killer Mountain’ Nanga Parbat

One of Two Climbers Rescued From ‘Killer Mountain’ Nanga ParbatA team of Polish climbers helped the rescue mission



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A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On Earth

A U.S. Mountain Was Just The Second-Coldest Place On EarthThe temperature atop New Hampshire’s Mount Washington plummeted early Saturday to an astonishing minus 36 degrees Fahrenheit, making it one of the coldest places on the planet.



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Mountain Lion Captured In San Francisco Freed In California Wilds

Mountain Lion Captured In San Francisco Freed In California WildsSan Francisco police and game wardens watched for hours for a young male mountain lion from the rooftops of a city neighborhood before bringing it down with tranquilizer darts.



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Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accident

Five climbers killed, one injured in Austrian mountain accidentFive climbers were killed and one seriously injured after a mountain accident on Sunday in the Austrian state of Salzburg, the Austrian Press Agency reported. The tragedy involved a group of climbers in the so-called Mannlkarscharte, a gap in the mountains southwest of Salzburg at about 3,000 meters (10,000 ft) above sea level. The accident was observed by another group of climbers.



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8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in Alps

8 mountain climbers die in 3 different accidents in AlpsBERLIN (AP) — Eight mountain climbers have died in three different accidents this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps.



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Search begins in Pakistan for two missing on world's ninth-highest mountain

Search begins in Pakistan for two missing on world's ninth-highest mountain(This June 28 story has been refiled to correct spelling of climbers last names.) ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani rescuers were searching on Wednesday for a Spanish man and an Argentinian who went missing on a notoriously treacherous Himalayan peak known as “Killer Mountain”, an official said. A ground team began searching for Alberto Zerain Berasategi from Spain and Mariano Galvan from Argentina but helicopters could not join the search effort due to poor weather, said Karrar Haidri, spokesman for the Alpine Club of Pakistan. “In such weather conditions and without adequate food supply, survival appears unlikely but there was the case of Tomaz Humar a few years ago,” Haidari said, adding that rescue officials are doing everything possible to find the men.



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China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain Village

China Landslide: at Least 15 Dead, 140 Buried in Sichuan Mountain VillageAfter days of torrential rains, nearly 300 million cubic feet of rock and soil — equivalent to some 3,000 Olympic-sized pools —covered the village and a hotel in the worst landslide to hit the region since 2008.



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Black Bear Fatally Mauls Teen Who Was Running Alaska Mountain Race

Black Bear Fatally Mauls Teen Who Was Running Alaska Mountain RaceThe teen runner was on Bird Ridge trail when he texted a family member to say he was being chased.



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