Category Archives: General

Fiery Plane Crash on Guadalupe

Guadalupe Mountain National Park has temporarily closed its trails following a small plane crash near the summit. Fire was reported seen at the summit and the debris field is reported to be a half mile wide. Because the crash was … Continue reading

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Hawaii Supreme Court Voids Mauna Kea Thirty Metre Telescope Permit Over Due Process

The Hawaii Supreme Court has voided the Thirty Metre Telescope permit on Mauna Kea. The telescope has stirred vigorous protests from native groups including a period where the access road was closed. The specific issue is that it ruled did … Continue reading

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One Ton Generator Stolen From Black Mountain Summit

A one ton Kohler 20KW propane power system was reported stolen Wednedsay, November 11, from the summit of Black Mountain. We of course hate theft of any kind on any highpoint. But when it happens on a private held highpoint … Continue reading

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Motormountain Jeep Climb of Highpoints Where They Hide a Belt Buckle

The Motor Mountain folks over at TFLCAR have an entertaining blog about their driving a Jeep Rubicon up highest points where they hide a belt bucklet that you are supposed to shoot a selfie with. Among the states are Taum … Continue reading

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Petition to Rename Campbell Hill to Mount Sarah Palin

There have been discussions about renaming Rainier, Hood and even Mount Washington in the wake of the Denali renaming. Now a petition is seeking to rename Campbell Hill for the Alaska governor.Sarah Palin.

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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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