Søren Gudman Completes 7 Summits (Kosciusko version) in 194 Days


Søren Gudman climbed the 7 Summits (Kosciusko version) in a record 194 days.
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China Says Americans Were Wrong and Lops 12 Feet Off of Everest Height


China Daily reports that the latest estimate of the Everest’s height by China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping is 29,017 feet. That’s about 12 feet less than the previous figure of 29,029 feet.
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Jerzy Michalski Seeks to Be Oldest Everest and 7 Summit Completer at 75


Everest News reports Jerzy Michalski wants to be the oldest to climb Everest and the 7 summits at 75.
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6.6 Pound Tanzanite Gem — World's Biggest — Discovered on Kilimanjaro


Bloomberg reports the world’s largest tanzanite gem — rarer than diamonds — was discovered near Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro.
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Everest Record Climber Wants to Spend 24 Hours on Summit and Also to Climb Everest and Lotse on Same Day


Everest Speed Record Holder Pemba Dorjee wants to spend 24 hours on the Everest summit and also to climb Lotse and Everest on the same day.
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Toilet Planned for Kosciuszko Summit


ABC.Net reports plans are afoot build a toilet on Mount Kosciuszko.
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Record 1,333 Climbers Attempt McKinley in 2005


The Anchorage Daily News reports that a record 1,333 attempted McKinley in 2005.
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11 Injured in Lightning Strike at Old Faithful


11 visitors were injured in a lightning strike at Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
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Peter Gruber and Thomas Brunauer Claim 9 Hour 50 Minute Roundtrip Kilimanjaro Record


Xinhuanet reports Austrians Peter Gruber and Thomas Brunauer claim to have a round Kilimanjaro record of 9 hours and 50 minutes.
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Sean Burch Claims to Climb Kilimanjaro in Record 5 Hours 28 Minutes and 58 Seconds


The Guardian reports Sean Burch from Washington State climbed Kilimanjaro from Gate to summit in a record 5 hours 28 minutes and 58 seconds.
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