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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)..

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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).

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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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