Mountains

May 02, 2020 - 5:09 pm
KOPAVOGUR, Iceland (AP) — The Mountain is at the top of the deadlift world. “Game of Thrones” actor Hafthor Bjornsson, who played Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane in the HBO series, set a deadlift world record by lifting 501 kilograms (1,104 pounds) on Saturday. Bjornsson, the 2018 World’s Strongest...
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In this handout photograph taken Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and provided by Jack Hagan, Drew Anderson is shown on the top of Buffalo Mountain near Silverthorne, Colo. The outdoors has become a great escape for people as the new cronoavirus creates a wave of turbulent times. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing heath problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (Photo Courtesy of Jack Hagan via The AP)
March 29, 2020 - 1:14 pm
Jim Klug's office phone rings off the hook with anxious anglers inquiring about the status of their upcoming fly-fishing trips. It's a stressful time for the co-owner of a fishing travel company as he postpones and re-books international and domestic expeditions due the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, birds fly as Mount Everest is seen from Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. The closure of Mount Everest will have significant financial ramifications for the local Sherpas, cooks, porters and other personnel who make their living during this short climbing window. It also affects the clients who paid big money and expedition guides who are still on the hook for expenses. They all agree it was the right decision in light of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
March 24, 2020 - 9:53 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Apa Sherpa knows firsthand all the risks of climbing Mount Everest. He's been to the summit 21 times. The potential for a COVID-19 outbreak at base camp had him just as fearful as a blizzard or cracking ice. The 60-year-old mountaineer from Nepal who now lives in Salt Lake...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2008, file photo, skiers ride up Al's Run lift at the Taos Ski Valley, in Taos County, N.M. Some resorts are closing enclosed gondolas or aerial trams while others are encouraging skiers to ride lifts with only people they know as they adhere to social distancing guidelines. Nearly every resort is promising extra cleanings of public spaces, more hand sanitizer stations and vowing to follow guidelines from the Centers for Diesel Control and Prevention. Taos Ski Valley, has decided to close for the season early on March 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Journal, File)
March 15, 2020 - 12:08 am
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — As ski resorts across the United States grappled with how to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus without having to close, industry giants Vail Resorts and Alterra Mountain Company decided Saturday they would shutter 49 of North America's most well-known resorts. Vail...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2019, file photo, a long queue of mountain climbers line a path on Mount Everest just below camp four, in Nepal. Expedition operators on Mount Everest say that Chinese mountaineering officials will not allow spring climbs from their side of the mountain due to fears of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Rizza Alee, File)
March 13, 2020 - 6:11 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal's government announced Friday that it was suspending climbing permits for Mount Everest and all of the other peaks in the country due to concern over the spread of the coronavirus. The decision effectively shuts down the world's tallest mountain since China already...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, a bird flies as Mount Everest is seen from Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. Expedition operators on Mount Everest say that Chinese mountaineering officials will not allow spring climbs from their side of the mountain due to fears of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
March 12, 2020 - 6:01 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Expedition operators on Mount Everest said Thursday that Chinese mountaineering officials will not allow spring climbs from their side of the mountain due to fears of the coronavirus. On the others side of the mountain in Nepal, operators say cancellations for the popular...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 file photo, Brock Crouch finishes his second run of the men's snowboard slopestyle elimination on day one of X Games Aspen at Buttermilk Ski Area in Aspen, Colo. Snowboarder Brock Crouch was swept away in an avalanche two years ago and buried under the snow for five minutes. He broke his back, tore his pancreas, knocked out five teeth and suffered a concussion. Crouch now has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the mountain range that nearly took his life. He also has a new recurring dream of making the U.S. slopestyle squad for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. (Liz Copan/Summit Daily News via AP, File)
March 05, 2020 - 2:24 am
VAIL, Colo. (AP) — A recurring dream frequently woke snowboarder Brock Crouch: Buried alive and unable to move. He couldn't shake that nightmare for nearly two months. Even more, certain sounds — like someone cracking their back — caused flashbacks to that day nearly two years ago when he was...
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Seated left to right are Halung Dorchi Lakpa Sherpa, Pasang Nurbu Sherpa, Ming Temba Sherpa and Tashi Lakpa Sherpa during a press meet before leaving for Mount Everest, in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. The four experienced Sherpa guides say they will attempt to climb to the top of Mount Everest in the span of less than a week during the brutal winter season to set a new record on the world's highest peak. The team is flying on a helicopter to the Everest base camp on Monday and will begin the ascent on Tuesday. Team leader Tashi, 34, said he and the others plan to reach the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit on Saturday, make a quick descent and return to Kathmandu, Nepal's capital, on Sunday. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
February 24, 2020 - 2:29 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Four experienced Sherpa guides say they will attempt to climb to the top of Mount Everest in the span of less than a week during the brutal winter season to set a new record on the world's highest peak. The team is flying on a helicopter to the Everest base camp on Monday...
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FILE In this Aug. 14, 2019, file photo, Colorado Rockies' Nolan Arenado celebrates as he circles the bases after hitting a walkoff, two-run home run off Arizona Diamondbacks relief pitcher Archie Bradley in the ninth inning of a baseball game in Denver. Arenado is at odds with the team's front office as the Rockies head to spring training for the season ahead. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
February 16, 2020 - 2:12 pm
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Nolan Arenado said he never went as far as to request a trade from the Colorado Rockies in the wake of feeling a “disrespect” from the club given he was part of trade discussions this offseason, and the All-Star third baseman is ready to move forward despite frustrations...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2019, file photo, birds fly as Mount Everest is seen from Namche Bajar, Solukhumbu district, Nepal. Five climbers are attempting to scale Mount Everest, battling extreme cold, high winds and piled-up snow and ice as they try to become the first to reach the top of the world's highest mountain in the winter in 27 years, an official said Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha, File)
January 15, 2020 - 2:43 am
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Five climbers are attempting to scale Mount Everest, battling extreme cold, high winds and piled-up snow and ice as they try to become the first to reach the top of the world's highest mountain in the winter in 27 years, an official said Wednesday. The climbers — three from...
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