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Lonnie Dupre Has Become the First to Solo Climb McKinley in January

Lonnie Dupre has become the first solo climber of Mount McKinley in January. Lonnie’s website

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Cold Enough to Freeze Bubbles on Mount Washington

The Mount Washington Observatory has a amazing video of soap bubbles freezing in its -30 temps.

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85-year-old Webster Groves Man Called Oldest to Summit Kilimanjaro

85-year-old Bob Wheeler of Webster Groves, Missouri, at 85 has been certified as the oldest man to climb Kilimanjaro.

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Nifty Video of the Cheaha Pinhoti the Turkey New Year’s Drop

Cheaha on its facebook page has nifty video of its Pinhoti turkey drop from the Christmas light festooned CCC tower.

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Extensive Changes Planned for Abol Trail on Katahdin

The Abol Trail famed for going straight up the mountain without switchbacks is about to get switchbacks along with other changes as the trail is relocated as a result of a landslide. The estimated cost of the rerouting is $100,000.

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Badwater Ultramarathon Returns to Death Valley

The Badwater Ultramarathon will return to its long time route in Death Valley in 2015.

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Air Force Cadets Attempt to Climb “50 States 50 Summits”

Air Force cadets are attempting to climb all 50 state summits in the “50 States 50 Summits” project.

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Mauna Kea Access Road Closure Possible on October 7 During 30 Meter Telescope Dedication

The dedication of the 30 Metre Telescope on Tuesday, October 7, 2014 may is anticipated to be met with protests and civil disobedience. As a result the road to the summit may be closed that day.

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Barbara Polk Washburn (1914-2014) – First Female Climber of Mount McKinley

Barbara Polk Wasburn, the first woman to climb McKinley, has passed at age 99. She climbed the mountain in 1947. Her husband was Bradford Washburn Jr.

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Second Annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride on October 4, 2014

The second annual Black Mountain Madness Bicycle Ride will be October 4, 2014. The route is 70.8 miles. (article)

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