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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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Lonnie Dupre Has Become the First to Solo Climb McKinley in January

Lonnie Dupre has become the first solo climber of Mount McKinley in January. Lonnie’s website Like this:Like Loading…

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Cold Enough to Freeze Bubbles on Mount Washington

The Mount Washington Observatory has a amazing video of soap bubbles freezing in its -30 temps. Like this:Like Loading…

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85-year-old Webster Groves Man Called Oldest to Summit Kilimanjaro

85-year-old Bob Wheeler of Webster Groves, Missouri, at 85 has been certified as the oldest man to climb Kilimanjaro. Like this:Like Loading…

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Nifty Video of the Cheaha Pinhoti the Turkey New Year’s Drop

Cheaha on its facebook page has nifty video of its Pinhoti turkey drop from the Christmas light festooned CCC tower. Like this:Like Loading…

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Extensive Changes Planned for Abol Trail on Katahdin

The Abol Trail famed for going straight up the mountain without switchbacks is about to get switchbacks along with other changes as the trail is relocated as a result of a landslide. The estimated cost of the rerouting is $100,000. … Continue reading

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