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Google employee killed in avalanche was 'adventure activist,' friends say

published about 2 hours ago
Google employee killed in avalanche was 'adventure activist,' friends say
Dan Fredinburg's friends described him as superhuman. Standing 6-foot-4, the athletic adventurer scaled mountains, swam with sharks and, after conquering Mt. Everest, had plans to kite surf across Antarctica.

Earthquake Devastates Nepal, Killing More Than 1,900

published about 19 hours ago
The earthquake struck near Katmandu. Residents described scenes of panic, and trekkers reported a major avalanche on Mount Everest.

Everest Climbers Are Killed as Nepal Quake Sets Off Avalanche

published about 20 hours ago
Everest Climbers Are Killed as Nepal Quake Sets Off Avalanche
The avalanche rumbled down a treacherous icefall into a mountaineering base camp, killing at least 17 climbers and injuring an untold number of others, officials said.

Katmandu's poorly constructed buildings worsen quake outcome

published about 21 hours ago
Katmandu's poorly constructed buildings worsen quake outcome
An exploding urban population that led to taller and often poorly constructed buildings, along with an unusually hazardous combination of geological conditions, had for years prompted warnings from scientists that the Katmandu Valley of Nepal was a seismic time bomb waiting to go off.

Ancient Collision Made Nepal Earthquake Inevitable

published 1 day ago
More than 25 million years ago, India crashed into Asia. The two land masses are still colliding today, creating the world’s highest mountains and setting off major earthquakes about every 75 years.