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Mauna Kea Summit Road Closed Indefinitely Due to Protests

The Mauna Kea summit road closed indefinitely at 5:08 pm local time on June 30. The road has been subject to numerous protests over construction of the Thirty Metre Telescope. Among the protests were rock barriers built across the road. … Continue reading

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Britton Hill is Name of Jeb Bush Company

Florida’s highest point Britton Hill has worked its way into the 2016 Presidential Contest as taxes released by candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush was one of four people who formed the company Britton Hill Partners in 2008 to … Continue reading

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Mount McKinley To Be Surveyed For First Time Since 1953

Plans are underway to survey Mount McKinley in June — the first time the mountain has been formally survey since 1953. Per GPS World: An experienced team of four climbers, one from UAF and three from CompassData, will start the … Continue reading

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Four Plead Guilty to Posing Naked on Malaysia on Mount Kinabalu

Four Westerners were fined $1,300 and sentenced to jail for three days (time served) after they pled guilty to stripping naked atop Malaysia’s highest point Mount Kinabalu. Locals had blamed a recent earthquake on the event. Like this:Like Loading…

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66 Year Old Fatality on Mount Hood

Ward Milo Maxfield who is 66 died after falling 300 feet on Mount Hood on Thursday, June 4, 2015. Authorities believe he suffered a medical event before the fall as he did not attempt to self-arrest. Like this:Like Loading…

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Caltech to Dismantle Telescope on Mauna Kea by 2018

Cal Tech has announced plans to close its telescope on Mauna Kea. There are proposals to close at least 3 of the 13 telescopes on Mauna Kea before the new 30 Meter Telescope opens. The scope opened in 1987. After … Continue reading

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Peter Barr Completes Highpoints of All North Carolina Counties

The Spartanburg Herald and Blue Ridge Now have nice articles on Peter Barr climbing the highpoints of all the counties of North Carolina as well as discussing county highpointing. Like this:Like Loading…

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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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