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Nepal Earthquake Lowered Everest by 2.8 CM

Europe’s Sentinal 1A satellite indicates Everest shrank 2.8 cm following the devastating April 28, 2015 earthquake. Like this:Like Loading…

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At least 17 Killed Avalanche at Everest Base Camp Following 7.8 Earthquake

At least 17 climbers have been killed at Everest Base Camp following an avalanche in the Saturday, April 25 7.8 earthquake in Nepal. This is more casualties than last year’s avalanche which closed the mountain for the season. Like this:Like … Continue reading

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Protestors Arrested for Blocking Road to Mauna Kea Summit

Several protestors were arrested Thursday, April 2, for blocking the road to the summit of Mauna Kea. They were protesting the telescopes on what is considered sacred land to native islanders. Like this:Like Loading…

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South Dakota Board on Geographic Names Considering Proposal to Rename Harney Peak To Black Elk Peak

The South Dakota Board on Geographic Names is having hearings on whether to recommend that the U.S. rename Harney Peak to Black Elk Peak. The board is seeking to make the recommendation by July 1. The state Board will take … Continue reading

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Snow Dragon Ice Cave on West Side of Mount Hood Partially Collapses

The warm temperatures have caused Mount Hood’s most famous snow cave — the Snow Dragon to collapse at the end of January (but is widely reported now).. Like this:Like Loading…

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Mount Washington Officially Second Coldest Place on Earth On February 16

Mount Washington’s temperature of -35 on Feb. 16 made it the second coldest officially reported place in the world on that date (behind -51 at the South Pole). Like this:Like Loading…

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Solo Hiker Dies on Presidentials During Extreme Weather

Kate Matrosova of New York City was found dead between Mount Madison and Mount Adams on Monday, February 16, after activating her locator beacon in the Presidentials in New Hampshire. She was alone and was planning to hike Mount Adams, … Continue reading

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Proposal to Rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary

Professor Ken Kambis of William & Mary is proposing to rename South Elbert to Mount William & Mary. South Elbert, which is 14,134 feet high, does not have a formally recognized name and is not considered one of Colorado’s Fourteeners … Continue reading

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Kevin Jorgesona dn Tommy Caldwell Climb Yosemite’s Dawn Wall of El Capitan in 19 days

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CNN Story on Lowest Highpoints

Brandon Griggs at CNN has a story on the lowest high points. The article focuses on Greg Slayden and his peakbagger.com website. Like this:Like Loading…

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