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Avalanche between Innsbruck and Bolzano

Monte Nevoso/Schneebige(big snow mtn? See the page on SP) near the Austro-Italian border avalanched near the summit. 10 persons were hit of whom 6 died.
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First Winter Ascent on Nanga Parbat

Alex Txikon, Simone Moro and Ali Sadpara have summitted and are now back at C4

http://altitudepakistan.blogspot.com/20 ... nt-of.html

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... eyid=43495
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Alex Honnold

Phenomenal, what this guy keeps climbing makes it seem any rock can be climbed. Hope he attempts the Dawn Wall. http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/co ... t-20160209
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Henry Worsley Dies in Attempt to Cross Antarctica

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35398552

I hadn't heard of this attempt to cross Antarctica unaided until I saw that Mr. Worsley had died. Was anybody else following this?

I am left with some questions, mainly around his medical condition and bacterial peritonitis. Was this a pre-existing condition? Something he picked up along the way? Something his body developed as a result of another medical issue he was having? How could it have been ...
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Alps avalanche kills two French children and Ukrainian Alps avalanche kills two French children and Ukrainian

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-35303921

Avalanche aux Deux Alpes : trois morts et un blessé grave :arrow: http://www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/i ... .google.es

Deux Alpes : un groupe de skieurs peut-être à l'origine de l'avalanche, le professeur en garde à vue :arrow: http://www.ledauphine.com/isere-sud/201 ... s-disparus ...
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AAC President Doug Walker killed

Doug Walker was killed in an avalanche December 31st on Granite Mountain in Washington.

Walker was both an entrepreneur and active conservationist. He was President of the American Alpine Club, a former director and chairman of REI, founding president of the Seattle Parks Foundation, and immediate past chair of the governing council of The Wilderness Society. He was also a founder and CEO of a software company.

Sincere condolences to his friends and family. ...
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13 peope have died in Tatra Mountains since December 25th.

http://news.yahoo.com/over-40-people-die-poland-due-cold-weather-125400685.html

Tatra Mountains rescuers say that six tourists have slipped and fallen to their deaths since Dec. 25 while trekking on frozen snow and ice in the Polish Tatras. Seven other died in falls in the Slovak part of the Tatras.
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North Face founder dies

Doug Tompkins dies is a kayaking accident in Patagonia.
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/09/busin ... .html?_r=0
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