Close to home
The death toll is now up past 4,000 people in Nepal after the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake this weekend. It was the most dangerous time of year for this to happen, as Nepal is in its peak tourist season and it's the start of climbing season. That earthquake also caused deadly avalanches, which is why Edmonton mountaineer Al Hancock feels so lucky to be alive. “An avalanche hit us and just about buried us in our tents,” said Hancock. “We had to use knives to cut our way out....