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Nepal and West Bengal New Rules Prohibit Those Over 50 From Climbing Everest

Nepal and West Bengal proposed rules on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 which prohibit climbers older than 50 from climbing Everest. The governments said that their governments will not assist in rescues for bringing back bodies of those in violation of … Continue reading

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Norway Considering Moving Border to Give Finland New Highpoint

Reports indicate Norway is considering a border change that would give Finland a new highpoint. The mountain in question is Halti which is on the border with the 1,331-meter (4,367-foot) summit in Norway. The border change would give Finland the … Continue reading

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Man Walks Away from Lightning Strike on Crawford Path in New Hampshire

Glen Rowland of Newtown, Connecticut, was hit by lightning on Sunday, July 24, 2016, on Crawford Path in the New Hampshire White Mountains. He refused help from hikers and spent the night in scrub before firefighters from Windham found him.

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Ashley National Forest Video on Accessing Kings Peak from South

Most people who climb Kings Peak come in from the north. Ashley National Forest has created a video on how to access the summit from the south from Yellowstone and Swift Creek Trailhead.

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Katahdin’s Dudley Trail Closed Until 2018

Maine has closed the 1.3-mile 1,988 foot elevation gain Dudley Trail from Chimney Pond up Pamola until 2018 because of rock fall. The strenuous trail was often used Baxter Peak summit, Knife Edge and Pamola Peak loop.

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Lightning Kills One Near Humphreys Peak Summit

Lightning killed a 17-year-old Wade Young of Tempe, Arizona, near the Humphreys Peak summit on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. Two other hikers nearby were also transported to a Flagstaff hospital. Meteorologists said there were 106 on-the-ground and 393 cloud-to-cloud lightning … Continue reading

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$250,000 Grant For Tower Work on Clingmans Dome

Friends of the Smokies has won a $250,000 grant for rehabilitation work on the Clingmans Dome tower. Clingmans competed for the grant with other national parks in a competition sponsored by American Express and the National Trust for Historic Preservation … Continue reading

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High Point, New Jersey, Monument Area Restricted Because of Falling Mortar (but Monument is still open)

New Jersey has restricted access to the area around the High Point Monument because of falling mortar. Mortar is missing on all sides but the worst is on the south side. Mortar has been reported to have been falling on … Continue reading

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Whitney Portal Road Reopens After Lone Pine Fire

A posting on the Whitney Portal bulletin board indicates the Portal Road reopened this morning. It had been closed because of a forest fire which had prevented access via the Portal. The fire on low elevations of the road is … Continue reading

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3 Rainier Helicopter Rescues on Rainier in 3 Weeks

There have been 3 helicopter rescues on Mount Rainier since June 10. *On June 26 a climber going up the Emmons Glacier Route to the summit developed breathing problems. A member of his party stayed with him and a helicopter … Continue reading

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