Posts Tagged Recreation and leisure

Everest avalanche a reminder of risks Sherpas face

Mother of Nepalese mountaineer Ang Kaji Sherpa, killed in an avalanche on Mount Everest, holds prayers beads in her hand and cries while she waits for his body at Sherpa Monastery in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, April 19, 2014. Search teams recovered a 13th body Saturday from the snow and ice covering a dangerous climbing pass on Mount Everest, where an avalanche a day earlier swept over a group of Sherpa guides in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak. The Sherpa people are one of the main ethnic groups in Nepal's alpine region, and many make their living as climbing guides on Everest and other Himalayan peaks. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The rescuers moved quickly, just minutes after the first block of ice tore loose from Mount Everest and started an avalanche that roared down the mountain, ripping through teams of guides hauling gear.

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Finding your inner comedian tougher than it seems

This Feb. 9, 2014 photo shows, from left, Anne D’Innocenzio, with her classmates Erik Ramos and Oren Harnevo listening to directions before a standup comedy show at Caroline's Comedy Club in New York after taking a six-week class in standup comedy. The $395 course, held at a nearby acting studio, culminates with a graduation performance at the club for friends and family. (AP Photo/Lawrence Roberts)

NEW YORK (AP) — Since I was young, I’ve always made my friends and family laugh. That’s because I’ve always found myself in funny situations — and I have a knack for self-deprecating humor.

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Parade honors Union College’s hockey championship

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Union College’s championship hockey team has been awarded the key to the city after a celebratory parade from the campus to the steps of Schenectady’s City Hall.

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Couple makes face paint for wild turkey hunters

RED WING, Minn. (AP) — You could call it man makeup.

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Discovery to air flight off Everest peak on May 11

NEW YORK (AP) — Discovery Channel has set the date for its live coverage of the first wingsuit flight off the summit of Mount Everest.

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