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Three Swiss Climbers Die on Monte Rosa Massif

A collapsed snow cornice sent three Swiss mountaineers plunging to their deaths on early Sunday morning as part of a roped team of eight climbing near Switzerland’s highest peak, authorities said

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/mountaineer ... f/42404016
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3 Killed on Mont Maudit

Female British climber killed on Cursed Mountain: Mountaineer among three people swept to their death by avalanche in French Alps.
 
The group had been climbing Mont Maudit when there was an avalanche
A British woman and Slovak national were found dead in a gully last night
This morning rescuers then found the body of a German woman as well 
Avalanche made of 'large blocks of ice' is believed to have hit the group
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Granite Peak fall

I was just there with my 19 year old daughter and this guy is a climbing friend of hers from college.

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-a ... 89e5a.html
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Mount Everest Summit Claims in Doubt

On 8 June, multiple news outlets reported that Pune couple Dinesh and Tarkeshwari Rathod had become the first Indian couple to scale Mount Everest. However, several mountaineers who have been in the field for years say they have found inaccuracies in the couple’s story.

Read more at http://www.everest1953.co.uk/everest-su ... aims-doubt
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Ken Wilson Editor of Mountain r.i.p.

Mountain editor and author of Classic Rockand Hard Rock has passed on. Before there was GoPro there was the cover of Mountain
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Special forces rescued off Longs Peak

During a training. not much info here. Anyone know more about this? Doesn't seem to paint a very good picture of these guys. http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/us-arm ... ailsignout
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