Sun December 30, 2012

Avalanche Claims First Fatality Of The Season In Snowmass [Updated]

Trail map of the area where the avalanche occurred Sunday
Aspen Skiing Co.


Thu December 20, 2012

For The Mountains, Snow Finally Arrives And Brings Avalanche Danger With It

A remotely triggered slide from above in the Northern San Juan taken Dec 17th
CAIC Colorado Geological Survey

Avalanche danger in the mountains has ratcheted up quickly over the past week. Get ready for the possibility of high risk being the norm this season, all thanks to the warm, dry fall and late winter.

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Thu April 19, 2012

Avalanche May Alter Himalayan Combat Zone

Originally published on Thu April 19, 2012 3:44 pm

Pakistani army soldiers work Wednesday at the site of a massive avalanche that buried 140 people, including 129 soldiers, April 7 at the Siachen glacier. Pakistan's army chief called for the peaceful resolution of the Himalayan glacier dispute with rival nuclear power India.
B.K. Bangash AP

In the chill of the world's highest combat zone lies the prospect of warmer relations. Pakistan's army chief said Wednesday that there's a need to resolve the conflict that has Indian and Pakistani troops facing off at frigid altitudes of up to 20,000 feet in the Himalayan Mountains. An estimated 3,000 Pakistani soldiers have died from the atrocious weather conditions since deployments on the Siachen glacier began in 1984.

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Fri January 27, 2012

High Country Avalanche Danger Will Continue

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center has posted an Avalanche Warning for a large portion of the state’s mountain areas through Saturday afternoon.  While the avalanche warning may expire Saturday, dangerous avalanche conditions are going to persist through the weekend.

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