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Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

Climate change likely to make Everest even riskier

"It's Mother Nature who calls the shots," Tim Rippel, an expedition leader, said in a blog post from Everest base camp as many of the 400 Sherpa guides were leaving, demanding better government compensation for the high risks they take in helping climbing companies ferry rich tourists up the peak.

Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

Police spokesman Ajith Rohana said Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from India on Monday when authorities spotted the tattoo of Buddha seated on a lotus flower.

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

"It's always something we fear," said Adrian Ballinger, a high-altitude mountaineering guide who has climbed Everest six times, and who is taking clients up the mountain again this year through the Icefall.

US says average airfares rising slowly; $381 in 4Q

"The base fare may not be much higher, but because of the add-ons, it feels worse," said Rick Seaney, CEO of travel site FareCompare.com.

Rockslide closes Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn

MINTURN | A rockslide early Tuesday closed Colorado Highway 24 near Minturn. The rockslide occurred about halfway between Minturn and Redcliff. The Colorado Department of Transportation says there is no estimate when the highway will reopen.

Royal Gorge park to offer tours amid fire repairs

Royal Gorge park to offer tours amid fire repairs

The first phase includes a 14,000 square-foot visitors center, a passenger train and a large children's play area

Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food

Philly’s 13th St. brings good luck to great food

The once-seedy 13th Street corridor has been transformed in recent years in part through the efforts of chef Marcie Turney and her partner Valerie Safran.

Six Flags theme park planned for Dubai

Newspapers in the Middle Eastern emirate reported Sunday that local property developer Meraas Holding has reached a deal with Six Flags Entertainment to build a theme park in the city's largely industrial outskirts.

Broadmoor buying waterfalls from Texas family

The Broadmoor is buying a series of waterfalls near the luxury hotel in Colorado Springs from a Texas family.

Air travel: Late flights are up, complaints down

Among the four biggest airlines, Delta ranked best followed by Southwest, American and United, according to researchers from Wichita State University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.