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An officer of the rescuing Indo-Tibetan Border Police says, the 'GoPro has proved to be like the black box of an aircraft giving an insight into the last few moments of the climbers'
Indo-Tibetan Border Police spokesman Vivek Kumar Pandey says the bodies would be brought to the base camp from where they will attempt to airlift them down using special choppers
Authorities say it took 5 hours to retrieve the bodies
An Air Force helicopter is hindered by turbulent winds, the risk of further avalanches, the bowl-shaped terrain, the high altitude, and the fact that there is only one possible approach route to the site
'This mountain range is more difficult to scale than Mount Everest. They knowingly risked their lives after changing their plans without informing the authorities,' says an official involved in the operation
The search operation involving the helicopters and dozens of mountain rescuers has been hampered by poor weather and the remoteness of the area
The 8 missing climbers are said to have scaled an unclimbed summit in the mountain range
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Sagada is at the forefront of limiting tourists in the area ever since 'That Thing Called Tadhana' hit theaters in 2014, creating a spike in tourist arrivals in the town
A 14-member team will be sent to Everest base camp from April 25 and aim to bring back 10,000 kilograms or 11 tons of trash
Police Corporal Marlon Casil is killed in the Tadian encounter
The encounter occurs as Philippine National Police chief Director Oscar Albayalde is in nearby Camp Dangwa in La Trinidad, Benguet, for a command conference
In preparation for her Everest expedition, Carla Tumaliuan regularly climbs, does crampons training, bouldering, running, and practices of her knot-tying skills
(UPDATED) The regional health office has monitored 79 measles cases in the region from January 1 to February 2 – more than 5 times what it recorded in the same period last year
The imprisoned Behrouz Boochani, a Kurd journalist and filmmaker, says he wrote his book 'No Friend But the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison' bit-by-bit using WhatsApp
The miners make good on a promise to blast the rocks remaining precariously on a slope, endangering people
Parking will not be allowed in all major roads, sidewalks and other passages in Sagada from 6 am to 8:30 pm. This means, tourists are advised to walk or take public transport.
The killings spark fears of a hit to Morocco's crucial tourist sector as the kingdom's relative security has always been a major selling point
The Sagada tourism council, regional Department of Tourism representatives, and stakeholders have met to discuss the situation, especially with more visitors expected during the Christmas holidays
All tours are temporarily prohibited at Kiltepan Peak – that spot made famous by the movie 'That Thing Called Tadhana'
After three days of fruitless dig-and-search operations, the retrieval team decides to terminate its work
Rains the past two days hamper retrieval operations in buried DPWH building in Mountain Province
More bodies are recovered at the landslide site in Natonin, Mountain Province, on Friday, November 2, bringing the total to 12
Twenty remain unaccounted for, according to the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office
On All Saints' Day, President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to visit Benguet in relation to the deadly Mountain Province landslide
(UPDATED) The Mountain Province disaster risk reduction and management office says rescue operations would be tedious because the area had become isolated due to road cuts and landslides
About 30 evacuees as well as DPWH employees are in the building, and 4 persons are confirmed dead, says the mayor of Natonin town
Bonifacio Lacwasan Jr faces 5 challengers in his bid for governor of Mountain Province
The freak snowstorm is the deadliest incident to hit Nepal's mountaineering industry since 18 people were killed at Mount Everest's base camp in 2015 in an avalanche triggered by a powerful earthquake
A deadly snowstorm hits Mount Gurja as a South Korean 9-man team conducts a climbing expedition
Sagada officials say that the Belgian embassy in Manila conveyed its appreciation for the final rites given to its national, Rouben Marc
Almost all of these major disasters in the last two decades happened in the midst of heavy rain that loosened the soil in landslide-prone areas
Graduating student Trisha Marie Yap collapses while completing a 6-kilometer run
(5th UPDATE) Most of the fatalities are in the Cordillera Administrative Region, which was badly hit by landslides
Driver Charlie Domao-il and passenger Johnson Faroden are both killed when the pick-up truck falls into the ravine. Two other passengers are in critical condition.
Classes resume but 22 schoolhouses were totally or partially destroyed in the region
Luisa Caowa-ing Pelew, a teacher at Guina-ang Elementary School, is the wife of Bontoc Councilor John Pelew of Radyo Natin Bontoc
Members of New People's Army launch June offensive in Northern Luzon
Since the first British expedition tried and failed to reach Everest's summit in 1921, the mountain has claimed 295 lives, according to the Himalayan Database
The 6 other hikers in the group were excluded in the case because 'their acts may not be interpreted to have assisted or aided the respondent,' says the Benguet Prosecutor's Office
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'The above-named individuals tagged in the list are personally known to this body and to the community of Sagada as common and law-abiding citizens,' says the Sagada Municipal Council
Officials say hundreds of mountaineers, dogs, and drones are operating around the Dena mountain at altitudes as high as 4,500 meters
The hikers from Cebu will be charged for violating the Forest Code of the Philippines, says the DENR
'Authorities have decided to close the Akiki trail for 6 months or more to facilitate the regeneration process,' says the environment department
'The DENR recognizes the impact the fire had on the national park and we will pursue all legal avenues to bring those responsible to account,' says Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu
A mountain climber shares his experience hiking in the mountains of the North