Deadly Nepal avalanche

In this picture taken Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 and released by Alpine Ascents International, an unidentified rescuer speaks to an unidentified survivor in the debris field of an avalanche on Mount Manaslu in northern Nepal. Rescue helicopters flew over the high slopes of the northern Nepal peak again Monday to search for climbers lost in an avalanche that killed at least nine mountaineers and injured others. Many of the climbers were French, German and Italian. (AP Photo/Garrett Madison, Alpine Ascents International)

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Renowned American extreme skier Glen Plake, one of the survivors of the weekend Himalayan avalanche that killed at least eight people, said Sept. 26, 2012, he feels lucky to be alive but heartbroken that he could not save two friends who remain missing.

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