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greece: 2nd climber dies on snowy slopes of mt. olympus


thessaloniki, greece (ap) — greek authorities say they have recovered the body of a climber who died while attempting to scale mount olympus, the country’s highest mountain, in the second such deadly accident there since last week.fire department rescue crews located the 55-year-old’s body in a 50-meter (164-foot) ravine at an altitude of about 2,200 meters (7,220 feet) in the early hours of tuesday. they also rescued his injured climbing companion, a 37-year-old man, hours earlier and transported him to a nearby hospital.on saturday, rescue crews recovered the body of a 26-year-old from another ravine on olympus and rescued an injured 25-year-old, while two injured climbers, a 49-year-old and a 65-year-old, were rescued sunday.rescue crews said the mountain trail was packed with icy snow,






climber dies of unknown illness descending alaska mountain


anchorage, alaska — the national park service in alaska says a climber has died on denali, north america's highest mountain.the name, gender and nationality of the climber were not immediately released pending notification of the climber's family.denali's summit is at 20,310 feet (6,190-meters).the park service received a request for help at about 1 a.m. friday from a party at the 17,500-foot (5,334-meter) level.a party of three was descending from denali pass when one person collapsed due to unknown illness.two park service mountaineering volunteers reached the party and found the stricken climber unresponsive.despite emergency interventions, the climber did not regain consciousness and was pronounced dead.the park service says the climber's body will be recovered from a camp at 17,200 fe






hiker dies while descending alaska's denali pass


anchorage, alaska -- the national park service in alaska says a climber has died on denali, north america's highest mountain.an nps ranger patrol was called to denali's west buttress route at 17,500 feet around 1 a.m. friday, cbs affiliate ktva reports. reports indicated a hiker had collapsed due to an unknown illness.  but high wind and snow are keeping a helicopter from recovering the hiker's body. national park service spokeswoman maureen gualtieri says conditions could change quickly, but a flight is not likely friday. the climber was stricken early friday morning. two park service mountaineering volunteers staying at a camp at 17,200 feet responded, but the ill climber was unconscious and could not be revived. the name, gender and nationality of the climber were not immediately releas






olympus 45mm f1.2 pro sample gallery: digital photography review


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olympus 45mm f1.2 pro sample gallery: digital photography review


the olympus 45mm f1.2 pro is a 90mm equivalent that just screams to be used for portraiture. so when we found ourselves with a production-ready copy, we got right to work. head to our full sample gallery to see how olympus' newest prime fares.see our olympus 45mm f1.2 pro sample gallery






olympus 17mm f1.2 pro sample gallery: digital photography review


the olympus 17mm f1.2 promises to open up new possibilities for micro four thirds shooters seeking razor-thin depth-of-field and smooth, 'feathered' bokeh. we've had access to one for a little while, and we've been shooting with it both close to home and on the road on an olympus-organized trip to charleston, south carolina.take a peek at our extensive sample gallery.see our olympus 17mm f1.2 pro sample gallery






initial sample images from the new olympus tg-5: digital photography review


we had a little bit of time to try out the new olympus tough tg-5 prior to its launch, in and around the waters of seattle. as the weather improves, we'll look to update this gallery with additional underwater samples and a range of samples from various lighting conditions. for now, wet your whistle with these.see our olympus tough tg-5 gallery






meet the greeks who call mount olympus spiritual home


mount olympus, greece (ap) — silver-haired and soft-spoken, george klonis worked as a bus driver into his 60s but found his life’s purpose at the foot of mount olympus.with his arms outstretched and his toes touching cold spring water, klonis offers his devotion to the ancient gods that greek mythology says made olympus their home: “eternal and almighty zeus, we call on you … we praise you, and we will always honor your strength.”about 50 men and women, some with wreaths of branches on their heads, some wearing ancient-style tunics, stand in silence behind him with their eyes closed.several hundred more greeks, all devotees of ancient greece’s religion and traditions, come to worship, revel in rituals and take part in a range of events every july by the mythic mountain, the country’s highe






meet the greeks who call mount olympus spiritual home


mount olympus, greece — silver-haired and soft-spoken, george klonis worked as a bus driver into his 60s but found his life's purpose at the foot of mount olympus.with his arms outstretched and his toes touching cold spring water, klonis offers his devotion to the ancient gods that greek mythology says made olympus their home: "eternal and almighty zeus, we call on you ... we praise you, and we will always honor your strength."about 50 men and women, some with wreaths of branches on their heads, some wearing ancient-style tunics, stand in silence behind him with their eyes closed.several hundred more greeks, all devotees of ancient greece's religion and traditions, come to worship, revel in rituals and take part in a range of events every july by the mythic mountain, the country's highest






olympus tg-5 gallery updated: digital photography review


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woman dies in northern greece after deep dive


thessaloniki, greece (ap) — authorities in greece say that a bulgarian woman has been killed and her husband hospitalized after diving to a great depth off greece’s northern coast.greece’s coast guard reported her death sunday, and said her husband was transferred by helicopter to a hospital in thessaloniki which has a unit to treat divers’ decompression sickness.a staff doctor told the associated press on condition of anonymity that the 47-year-old man who survived said that he felt sick at a depth of about 230 meters (750 feet).his 45-year-old wife, who was with him, became unresponsive and was pulled to the surface from 60 meters (200 feet) down. despite efforts to revive her, she was pronounced dead. the man took about three hours to come to the surface, following decompression protoco






olympus tg-5 gallery updated: digital photography review


now that summer adventure season is getting underway, we've had more time with olympus' rugged tg-5 compact in just the conditions it was built to withstand. bring your spf 50 and head to our updated gallery for more samples – just bear in mind we don't yet have raw support.see our updated olympus tough tg-5 sample gallerywe are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






initial sample images from the new olympus tg-5: digital photography review


we had a little bit of time to try out the new olympus tough tg-5 prior to its launch, in and around the waters of seattle. as the weather improves, we'll look to update this gallery with additional underwater samples and a range of samples from various lighting conditions. for now, wet your whistle with these.see our olympus tough tg-5 gallery we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






american climber dies on everest, indian missing


an american climber on mount everest died on sunday, officials said, the third death on the world’s highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers.roland yearwood, 50, from alabama, perished at an altitude of about 8,400 meters (27,500 feet) in an area called “death zone” which is known for thin air, murari sharma of the everest parivas trekking company that sponsored his climb said.“we have confirmation of his death but no other details are known,” sharma told reuters in kathmandu. “it is also unclear if he was on his way up or down from the summit,” he said.yearwood was part of a 16-member team led by american climber dan mazur that is climbing the normal southeast ridge route from the nepali side of the mountain.yearwood’s death comes a day after 26-year-old






climber dies after ben nevis fall


image copyrightlochaber mountain rescue teama climber has died after falling on tower ridge on ben nevis.lochaber mountain rescue team said the man had suffered fatal injuries in the fall on saturday morning.the coastguard rescue helicopter from inverness was diverted from training and arrived on the scene at about 11.10.the climber was airlifted from the mountain and transferred to an ambulance at the torlundy helicopter landing site near fort william.the rescue team praised the helicopter crew for recovering the man from a "very difficult location" on the north face of the mountain.a spokeswoman for the coastguard said the operation had taken about two hours. the man was transferred to an ambulance at the torlundy helicopter landing site near fort william.in a post on the lochaber mounta






climber dies of unknown illness descending alaska mountain


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'swiss machine' climber dies near mount everest


ueli steck, known for his rapid ascents, was killed sunday in a mountaineering accident.        






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olympus tg-5 gallery updated with raw samples: digital photography review


the olympus tg-5 is one of our favorite cameras for hiking and days on the beach. and with the recent addition of preliminary raw support, we've taken the opportunity to add some new pictures, and some raw conversions to our gallery of sample images. keep an eye out for more content (and more pictures) in the coming days.view our updated gallery of samples from the olympus tg-5






american climber dies, indian missing on everest


an american climber has died near the summit of mount everest and an indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said sunday.roland yearwood, 50, from georgiana, alabama, died on the mountain on sunday but other details were not immediately known, said murari sharma of the everest parivar expedition agency, based in kathmandu, nepal's capital.indian climber ravi kamar fell sick on his way down from the summit on saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, while his accompanying nepalese sherpa guide made it to a camp, said thupden sherpa of arun treks and expedition.the guide also fell sick, but he was able to drag himself to the last camp at south col, located at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), sherpa said, adding t






olympus 17mm f1.2 pro sample gallery: digital photography review


the olympus 17mm f1.2 promises to open up new possibilities for micro four thirds shooters seeking razor-thin depth-of-field and smooth, 'feathered' bokeh. we've had the chance to do some shooting with it both close to home and on the road in charleston, south carolina. take a peek at our extensive sample gallery.see our olympus 17mm f1.2 pro sample gallery






american climber dies, indian missing on everest


kathmandu, nepal — an american climber has died near the summit of mount everest and an indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said sunday.roland yearwood, 50, from georgiana, alabama, died on the mountain on sunday but other details were not immediately known, said murari sharma of the everest parivar expedition agency, based in kathmandu, nepal's capital.indian climber ravi kamar fell sick on his way down from the summit on saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, while his accompanying nepalese sherpa guide made it to a camp, said thupden sherpa of arun treks and expedition.the guide also fell sick, but he was able to drag himself to the last camp at south col, located at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet), sh






olympus working on 8k video for micro four thirds: digital photography review


in an interview with french publication focus numerique senior representatives from olympus have revealed a number of interesting insights about what consumers can expect from the japanese manufacturer in the future, for example micro four third image sensor that support 8k video. general manager of olympus product planning, mr. akira watanabe, said: “we can assure you that there is no problem in developing sensors at 33 million pixels for filming in 8k. we started the 4/3″ saga with a sensor at 5 mpx in 2003. now the same sensor is at 20 mpx with a much higher image quality especially for the management of electronic noise.”in the same interview mr. watanabe suggests that olympus might be working on its own version of a bluetooth-based app, the likes of which samsung pioneered and has rec






heliskiing in british columbia: scott rinckenberger uses the olympus om-d e-m1 m


scott rinckenberger is a professional adventure and outdoor sports photographer. we lent him the new olympus om-d e-m1 mark ii for a few days, to shoot a wintry commission for outdoor clothing brand eddie bauer.the om-d e-m1 mark ii is olympus's flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and should be ideally suited to use in tough, wet (and cold) conditions. watch our video to find out how it performed. read our in-depth review of the olympus om-d e-m1 iisee more videos at our youtube channelthis is sponsored content, created in partnership with olympus. what does this mean?






american climber dies, indian missing on everest


kathmandu, nepal (ap) — an american climber has died near the summit of mount everest and an indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said sunday.roland yearwood, 50, from georgiana, alabama, died on the mountain on sunday but other details were not immediately known, said murari sharma of the everest parivar expedition agency, based in kathmandu, nepal’s capital.indian climber ravi kamar fell sick on his way down from the summit on saturday and did not make it to the nearest camp, while his accompanying nepalese sherpa guide made it to a camp, said thupden sherpa of arun treks and expedition.the guide also fell sick, but he was able to drag himself to the last camp at south col, located at 8,000 meters (26,247 feet






olympus tg-5 gallery updated with raw samples: digital photography review


the olympus tg-5 is one of our favorite cameras for hiking and days on the beach. and with the recent addition of preliminary raw support, we've taken the opportunity to add some new pictures, and some raw conversions to our gallery of sample images. keep an eye out for more content (and more pictures) in the coming days.view our updated gallery of samples from the olympus tg-5we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






climber dies after ben nevis fall


image copyrightlochaber mountain rescue teamimage caption the climber was on tower ridge when he fell a climber has died after falling on tower ridge on ben nevis.lochaber mountain rescue team said the man had suffered fatal injuries in the fall on saturday morning.the coastguard rescue helicopter from inverness was diverted from training and arrived on the scene at about 11:10 bst.the climber was airlifted from the mountain and transferred to an ambulance at the torlundy helicopter landing site near fort william.the rescue team praised the helicopter crew for recovering the man from a "very difficult location" on the mountain.tower ridge is one of several big ridges on the north-east face of the 1,345m (4,413ft) ben nevis and is considered by many climbers to have an alpine feel because o






climber dies after ben nevis fall


image copyrightlochaber mountain rescue teamimage caption the climber was on tower ridge when he fell a climber has died after falling on tower ridge on ben nevis.lochaber mountain rescue team said the man had suffered fatal injuries in the fall on saturday morning.the coastguard rescue helicopter from inverness was diverted from training and arrived on the scene at about 11:10 bst.the climber was airlifted from the mountain and transferred to an ambulance at the torlundy helicopter landing site near fort william.the rescue team praised the helicopter crew for recovering the man from a "very difficult location" on the mountain.tower ridge is one of several big ridges on the north-east face of the 1,345m (4,413ft) ben nevis and is considered by many climbers to have an alpine feel because o






olympus mons: giant mountain of mars


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no ropes: climber attempts one of usa's toughest boulders


giovanni traversi, a 26 year-old rock climber, is rightfully exhausted. for the past two years he’s been training to climb a highball boulder problem called too big to flail in bishop, california        






video: olympus om-d e-m10 iii 4k sample reel: digital photography review


the olympus om-d e-m10 iii made its debut last week, introducing 4k video capture to olympus' entry-level om-d series. and there's more good news: you can use a combination of 5-axis mechanical and digital image stabilization while shooting 4k. this makes for some seriously stable footage on the fly, as demonstrated by the sample reel above – all shot handheld. check out the footage, and keep your eyes peeled for our full review very soon.






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heliskiing in british columbia: scott rinckenberger uses the olympus om-d e-m1 m


scott rinckenberger is a professional adventure and outdoor sports photographer. we lent him the new olympus om-d e-m1 mark ii for a few days, to shoot a wintry commission for outdoor clothing brand eddie bauer.the om-d e-m1 mark ii is olympus's flagship mirrorless interchangeable lens camera, and should be ideally suited to use in tough, wet (and cold) conditions. watch our video to find out how it performed. read our in-depth review of the olympus om-d e-m1 iisee more videos at our youtube channelthis is sponsored content, created in partnership with olympus. what does this mean?we are retrieving offers for your location, please refresh the page to see the prices.






85-year-old aiming to be oldest everest climber dies


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after 8 years of austerity, greece gets eu budget approval


brussels — after eight years of toil by the greek people, the european union is finally recognizing that greece's budget is no longer breaking the bloc's rules.the recommendation from the eu's executive commission to close the so-called excessive deficit procedure on greece comes in the wake of the sharp improvement in the country's public finances following years of austerity.pierre moscovici, the eu's top economy official said this is "a very symbolic moment for greece" and a "recognition of the massive reduction of greece's fiscal deficit, to below the euro area average." greece, he added, is ready to "turn the page on austerity and open a new chapter of growth, investment and employment."greece has been under the spotlight since 2009 when its budget crisis first emerged.






indian climber missing on everest, guide in bad condition


kathmandu, nepal — an expedition organizer says an indian climber returning after scaling mount everest is missing while his accompanying nepalese sherpa guide made it to a camp with frostbite.thupden sherpa of arun treks and expedition says indian climber ravi kamar fell sick on his way down from the summit on saturday.the guide also fell sick, but he was able to drag himself to the last camp at south col. sherpa said sunday that the guide had frostbite and was hooked to oxygen bottles.a rescue team of three sherpas flew by helicopter to camp 2, from where they were climbing up the mountain to help search for the missing climber.






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