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June Snow on Mount Washington

Mount Washington Observatory reports 1.8 inches for new snow on the summit on June 8-9 with winds sometimes hitting 100 mph. Mount Washington had 8.1 inches for the month in 1959 adn 5.1 inches fell in one day in 1988.

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Guadalupe vs. Everest: Which is Better?

Austin360 has a very amusing tale of the tape on whether Everest or Guadalupe is better experience.

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Bug Season in the Adirondacks

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Guadalupe Peak Reopens As Coyote Fire Threat Subsides

Guadalupe opened its summit trail on Thursday, June 2. Fire never endangered the summit.

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Body of Alex Lowe found on Mount Shishapangma

Swiss Climbers Ueli Steck and David Goettler have found the body of Alex Lowe and his cameraman David Bridges on China’s Mount Shishapangma at the 5,900 meters (19,350 feet) level. Lowe a lengedary climber known as “Lungs With Legs” did … Continue reading

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Czech Dies While Attempting to Ski Down Denali’s Messner Couloir

Pavel Michut, 45, fell his death while attempting to ski down Denali’s Messner Couloir it was reported on May 29, 20

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Clingmans Dome Seeks Help to Repair Foundation of Summit Tower

Clingmans Dome is seeking public help to secure a $250,000 grant to repair the summit tower to repair the foundation built in 1959. This is through the Vote Your Park program.

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Guadalupe Peak Closed as Fire Spreads

Guadalupe Peak is closed as fire spreads.

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Fatalities on Everest in 4 Consecutive May Days

far this season. *Phurba Sherpa died died THursdsay, May 19 about 150 meters from the summit. *Eric Arnold, 36, of the Netherlands, died Friday, May 20 while coming down from a successful summit *Maria Strydom, 34, of Australia died Saturday, … Continue reading

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Video of CCC Building Cheaha Tower

Here’s a wonderful video of the CCC building the Cheaha Tower.

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