Jim Geiger, a Sacramento climber who sought to become the oldest American to summit Mount Everest, announced today that he is abandoning the effort in the wake of an avalanche Friday that killed 16 Sherpa guides.

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The expedition to climb Mt. Everest that included Sacramento area resident Jim Geiger was cancelled Wednesday due to conditions resulting from the icefall avalanche that killed 16 people.
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American River flows are set to increase Monday night, and for three days thereafter, to help salmon and steelhead migrate.
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Trout and striped bass fishing look to continue their success in this week’s top picks.

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