Nepal earthquake: 22 killed as avalanche sweeps Everest base camp

At least 22 climbers have died near the base camp of Mt Everest where hundreds of climbers, including many foreigners, are stranded after an avalanche triggered by Nepal’s massive earthquake slammed into a part of the camp on the world’s highest peak.

Climbers tweet updates as avalanches continue on Everest slopes

Even as a Nepal tourism ministry official on Sunday declared a toll of 18 climbers on Mount Everest after Saturday`s 7.9-magnitude earthquake, climbers in the area tweeted updates about the prevailing conditions around their respective base camps.

German, British skiers killed in Swiss avalanches

Two skiers, a German and a British national, have been killed in avalanches in Switzerland, police said on Saturday.

Death toll from Afghan avalanches exceeds 200: Officials


Kabul: The death toll from a series of avalanches triggered by heavy snowfall in Afghanistan rose above 200 on Thursday, officials said. 

Argentines among four killed in Japan ski avalanches

 Avalanches in and around Japanese ski resorts killed four people including two Argentine men over the weekend, police and media reported Monday.

How avalanches are triggered in Himalayas revealed

Researchers have said that the amount of snow needed to trigger an avalanche in the Himalayans can be up to four times smaller than in the Alps.

600 structures damaged in Kashmir due to heavy snowfall

Nearly 600 structures, including dozens of residential houses, have been partially damaged due to the recent heavy snowfall in the Kashmir Valley, Jammu and Kashmir government said Thursday.

Heavy snowfall triggers avalanches in Kashmir, 11 dead

At least 11 people, including two Army jawans, were killed while over 100 others were evacuated to safety as the unprecedented snowfall in March triggered avalanches and damaged over 150 structures including dozens of houses in Jammu and Kashmir.

Separate avalanches in Wyoming kill 2 within hours

Separate avalanches in Wyoming`s Jackson area killed two people in less than two hours, authorities said.

Avalanches and poor visibility may disrupt Sochi Games

Russian meteorologists have no concerns about a shortage of snow for the Winter Olympics in February but believe avalanches and poor visibility could disrupt the Sochi Games.

Avalanches brought damages to Badrinath, temple remained safe

Avalanches caused huge damages in the Badrinath area this winter, but the famous Badrinath Temple complex remained safe.

Avalanches in Slovakia in three days, three killed

Slovakia`s mountain rescue service says an avalanche in the highest Slovak mountain range has killed two hikers.

Five killed in avalanches in Himachal Pradesh

Five persons were killed in two avalanches in tribal Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh even as it remained cut off for fifth day on Sunday due to heavy snowfall in past few days.

Avalanches on Saturn`s moon can explain landslides on Earth

Giant avalanches on the surface of Saturn`s moon, Iapetus, could provide answers about the destructive landslides on Earth.

Antony mourns loss of lives in avalanches in J&K

Defence Minister AK Antony on Thursday expressed grief at the death of soldiers in avalanches that hit Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir.

Avalanches kill 29 in northeastern Afghanistan

Afghanistan`s harsh winters and mountainous terrain in the north make avalanches a danger each year.

Heavy snow, avalanches kill 16 in Afghanistan

Heavy snowfall and avalanches kill scores of people in
Afghanistan each winter.

Avalanches hit various areas in J&K

Several avalanches hit various areas
of the mountainous Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir Tuesday without causing any casualty.

Meteorites trigger avalanches on Mars: Scientists

Meteorites trigger avalanches on Mars before they even hit the ground of the Red Planet.

Afghan avalanches kill 166 people: Officials

The death toll from massive avalanches
that blocked a mountain pass north of Kabul soared to 166, as
hundreds more remained trapped in their snowbound vehicles,
Afghan officials said on Wednesday.