An earthquake and cataclysmic avalanches in the Langtang Valley, Nepal, spell tragedy for hundreds—and a close call for Colin Haley.
Radoslav Groh and Marek Holeček encountered the most difficult climbing of their lives on the West Face of Baruntse. Then they were caught in a storm and spent multiple days trapped above 7,000 meters.
The Kiwi alpinist Pat Deavoll was just below the summit of Alaska's Peak 11,520 when the whole face around her cut loose. It was the beginning of the ordeal of a lifetime.