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Australian, Canadian climbers die on Pakistan's K2

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An Australian and a Canadian mountain climber died last week in northern Pakistan while attempting to scale K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, officials from the two countries s...

New opera has soprano scaling the heights -- literally

Lauren Pearl is giving new meaning to the term high-flying soprano. Sure, her latest venture calls for her to sing up to a high C, but plenty of operatic heroines have to do that. Wh...

Women mountain climbers from Pakistan, Iran reach K2 summit

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A woman from Pakistan and another from Iran appeared to be the first from their countries to scale K2 on Friday, the world's second-highest mountain and one of the most dangerous summ...

Pakistan: Nepalese sets record, twice scales 14 top peaks

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Nepalese climber on Thursday set a new mountaineering record, after having scaled twice each of the 14 of the world’s highest mountains, a Pakistani mountaineering official said. ...

Pogacar loses key teammate Majka ahead of Pyrenees TDF stage

SAINT-GAUDENS, France (AP) — Rafal Majka pulled out of the Tour de France on Wednesday ahead of a tough stage in the Pyrenees during which he was expected to provide precious assistance to his team le...

An Astounding New Chapter for The Alchemist of Light High Jewellery Collection by De Beers

PARIS, FRANCE - Media OutReach - 7 July 2022 - Light is pure energy, emanating from the sun and stars, interacting with the world around us, revealing its many expressions. It can flash with intensit...

Mexico climber dies scaling active, off-limits volcano

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A woman mountain climber in Mexico died and a climbing companion was injured when they scaled the highly active, off-limits peak of the Popocatepetl volcano. Mexi...

Climber dies during summit attempt on Alaska's Denali

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber has died after collapsing while attempting to summit Alaska's Denali mountain, the National Park Service said Saturday. The climber, 48-year-old Fe...

Today in History: June 4, Battle of Midway begins

Today in History Today is Saturday, June 4, the 155th day of 2022. There are 210 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On June 4...

Hindley powers to likely Giro victory, Covi wins 20th stage

MARMOLADA, Italy (AP) — Jai Hindley stormed into the lead of the Giro d’Italia on the fearsome Marmolada on Saturday with a day left. A mighty mountainous stage was won by Alessandro...

Climber from Japan dies after crevasse fall in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A climber from Japan is presumed dead following a fall into a crevasse near Mount Hunter in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, officials said. The ...

Hundreds of Everest climbers begin to return from summit

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of climbers who scaled Mount Everest over the last few days taking advantage of favorable weather conditions have begun to return safely down the mountain. ...

Today in History: May 16, Warsaw Ghetto Uprising ends

Today in History Today is Monday, May 16, the 136th day of 2022. There are 229 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 16, ...

Sherpa woman climbs Everest for 10th time, breaks own record

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepali Sherpa broke her own record as the most successful female climber of Mount Everest by reaching the summit of the world's highest peak Thursday. Lakpa...

Nepal: Sherpa Kami Rita breaks own Everest record

Kami Rita, an experienced Nepalese Sherpa guide, has broken his own record for the most climbs of Mount Everest, reaching the 8,849-meter-high (29,032-foot-high) summit on Saturday before returning sa...