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My father's hands

Today is the 8th anniversary of my father’s death. He died on a spring evening just like this, looking out the window at the woods he cherished. 539 more words

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People On the Trail: Makalu

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist. That is all.”

We met many interesting people on the trail, climbers with more porters and guides than we could count, locals ferrying loads of clothes and soups into remote villages, and packs of donkeys being whipped along by boys no older than ten. 276 more words

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American Climber Survives Deadly Avalanche On Mount Everest; Shares Photos Of Aftermath

KATMANDU, Nepal (KCBS/AP) – The world’s highest mountain saw its deadliest-ever disaster Friday.

As Nepalese Sherpa guides worked to set up ropes for other climbers on Mount Everest, an avalanche swept down the climbing route. 224 more words

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Everest Avalanche Update Info

Edita’s friend Margaret spoke to the Australian Press today about the terrible ordeal this morning… I am sure Edita and Margaret were close together at the time of the accident. 153 more words

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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing 12 Sherpa, leaving 4 missing ahead of peak climb season

KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving four missing in the deadliest disaster on the world’s highest peak. 507 more words

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