Author Archives: Roger

Mount McKinley Renamed Denali

President Obama has authorized the renaming of Mount McKinley to Denali. (NY Times)

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Laso Schallerof Record of 193 Feet Cliff Dive in Switzerland

Outside has an amazing video of a record cliff dive by Laso Schallerof 193 feet (58.8 meters) in Maggia, Switzerland.

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Should Cains Be Removed from the Backcountry?

Cairnns are huge part of the highpoint photo op. There seems to be a growing movement to eliminate them in wilderness areas as well as other backcountry areas

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Melting Rainier Causes Closure of Westside Road on Rainier

August 13, 2015 Debris Flow on Tahoma Creek, Mount Rainier Nat… Here is video footage of the August 13, 2015 debris flow at Mount Rainier. Zachary Jones and Caroline Pedro were walking up the now closed Westside Road towards the … Continue reading

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11 Year Old Tyler Armstrong Seeks to Be Youngest to Climb 7 Summits

Tyler Armstrong from Yorba Linda, California, who is 11 is attempting to become the youngest to climb the seven summits. Armstrong climbed Mount Whitney in one day at age 7 which was said to be a record. He is attempting … Continue reading

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South Dakota Board of Geographic Names Votes Against Renaming Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga (Making of Owls)

The South Dakota Board of Geographic Names has voted 4-1 against renaming Harney Peak to Hinhan Kaga (Making of Owls). The Board on May 7 denied a request to rename the mountain Black Elk Peak. Board members noted there was … Continue reading

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Arizona Snowball to add “Humphreys Peak Lift” as Part of $2 million Overhaul

Don’t get too excited. The Arizona Snowbowl won’t be whisking you up Humphreys Peak in a chairlift. But the Snowbowl likes the name for its first chair lift in many years (and it will be technically on the lower portion … Continue reading

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WGAL on Proposal to Rename Negro Mountain/Mount Davis to Mount Nemesis

WGAL has a nice story on a proposal to rename the 30 mile long ridge Negro Mountain to Mount Nemesis. The ridge contains Mount Davis in Pennsylvania. The logic is that the mountain should be named for the person who … Continue reading

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50 states in record 7 Days

Josh Willis, Brian Mehrens, Nate Williams, and Chris Watson have visit all 50 states (not the highpoints) in 7 days — breaking a record of 8 days. They started in Maine on July 11 and finished in Hawaii on July … Continue reading

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July Snow With 120 MPH Winds Temporarily Closes Newly Reopened Mauna Kea Summit Road

A July snow whipped by 120 mph winds was enough to turn Mauna Kea summit white and temporarily close the newly reopened Summit Road.

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