Monk Seal Attacks Swimmer Off Kauai

Authorities say a monk seal attacked a swimmer off Kauai Monday afternoon. The 28-year-old woman from Washington state was snorkeling at Mahaulepu Beach when she drifted into an area where several monk seals were swimming.

Man Dies After Skiing Into Tree at Colorado Resort

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson says the man was on an intermediate trail, lost control and crashed into a tree where the trail merges with another. The man’s name was not immediately released.

Avalanche on K2 Kills 11 Climbers

In the Himalayas

“Others were still missing after the huge serac broke and fell, sweeping away several climbers and stranding as many as a dozen mountaineers above a steep gully without ropes at a height of about 27,000 feet, not far from the summit.” The New York Times covers the story.

Colorado climber falls to her death

Crestone Needle

The Colorado Springs Gazette: “A Divide woman fell to her death Saturday morning while nearing the summit of the 14,197-foot Crestone Needle, located in the heart of the Sangre de Cristo range in south-central Colorado.”

Oregon Man dies on rafting trip


The San Jose Mercury News reports: “Robert Blight, 42, who lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains, was with his lifelong pal, Dino Fry, 41, of Hayward on a weeklong trip traversing the treacherous Rogue River in Southern Oregon. On June 1, during a lunch break on the south side of the river, their raft was [...]