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13 Dutch hikers rescued from mountains in central Norway

Oslo - Thirteen Dutch hikers have been found in good health by rescuers on snowmobiles after being stranded in the mountains of central Norway, where helicopters were unable to reach them because of blizzards and worries about avalanches, police said Friday.

Boy survivor of US desert hike that killed parents returns to France

- A nine-year-old French boy who survived a desert hike in which his parents appear to have died of thirst, has been flown home from New Mexico, an airport official said.

Volcanic ash cloud engulfs Mount Ontake hikers, more than 30 dead

Otaki - Dramatic footage shows the enormous volcanic ash cloud as it descends down Mount Ontake, engulfing hikers as they attempt to flee. Japanese officials have confirmed more than 30 hikers have been found in "cardiac arrest" and presumed dead.

Polish hikers killed by lightning

Four people were hiking in the Pieniny mountains located in Southern Poland when they were struck and killed by lightning.

Austrian climber loses thumb on El Capitan

An Austrian rock climber in Yosemite National Park has hit a snag in his attempt to conquer El Capitan. That snag nearly cost him a digit.

Video: Wrestling bear cubs stop traffic at Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park - A video of a pair of adorable bear cubs who delighted visitors at Yosemite National Park, where they were filmed wrestling in the middle of the road, has gone viral receiving hundreds of thousands of views in just a few days.

Vernal Falls claims three hikers in Yosemite (updated)

Since the beginning of published accounts in 1920, there have been at least 13 hikers who have been swept over the edge of Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park. Three hikers have gone missing in the area, according to media reports.

Two hikers perish in Yosemite National Park

Two hikers have lost their lives in separate incidents in Yosemite National Park on Friday, the thirteenth. Weather conditions are partly to blame.

Hikers in Iran demonstrate dangers posed by adventure travel Special

The Iranian government may decide to go ahead with an espionage trial for three American hikers who mistakenly crossed into Iranian territory. Adventure travelers may be taking on too much risk.

Search for Mt. Hood Hikers Continues After One Found Dead

One hiker has been found dead, while the search continues for two other hikers missing. The search has been going on since Friday, and at this time is still a rescue effort.

Three Lost On Mt Hood - one climber found dead.

Helicopters dropped pararescuers on top of Mt Hood after spotting a snow cave but only found 2 axes, ice tools, Anchor straps and ropes. One climber was found dead. A chinook helicopter is picking rescuers up off the mountain and air search will continu

Note left by hikers on Mt Hood brings hope

A note written by the three missing hikers who have been lost on Mt Hood for over a week, says that they had brought food, gear and other necessities up with them during their climb.

Wed Evening: Search Stopped for Mt. Hood Hikers Due to Storm

The lost hikers, if alive, are in for another long night as winds blow on Mr. Hood in excess of 80mph, and another large storm is forecast. . .

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