Climbing Mount Elbert 101 Times

Rex Jones has climbed Mount Elbert 101 times.


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Brent Okita’s 400th Climb of Rainier

Brent Okita climbed Rainier for the 400th time on June 24. A total of three people have climbed it that many times.


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Doing a Yo Yo on Mount Whitney

Signon San Diego reports on “Crazy Jack” Northam who has climbed Mount Whitney 86 times including 4 “yo yo” where he climbed it up and back twice in a day. His goal is to join a club of people who have summited it 100 times. Here’s our post on the Whitney Portal Store asking for a list.


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Wounded Iraq Soldiers Summit McKinley

The Army Times reports on Marc Hoffmeister, Jon Kuniholm and Matt Nyman who summited McKinley despite Iraq War injuries that severed body parts.


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Winter Adirondack 46er Completers

The Adirondack 46ers have inducted three new winter completers.


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Movies: 10 Mountains 10 Years

Climber Enzo Simone stars in a movie “10 Mountains 10 Years” to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by climbing 10 of the world’s tallest mountains in 10 years. They’ve climbed four so far. It is directed by Jennifer. Simone embarked on the project after his parents were diagnosed with the disease. IMDB entry (including video trailers)


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Mark Beaumont’s Bicycle Trip Along the American Cordillera

Mark Beaumont bicycled around the the world in a record 194 days and 17 hours in 2008. In 2009, he biked the American Cordillera – the longest mountain range on the planet. Included on the adventure were climbs of McKinley and Aconcagua.
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Boy Who Climbed McKinley at 11 Seeking to Climb Everest at 13

Jordan Romero of Los Angeles is seeking to be the youngest to climb Everest. He was climbed Kilimanjaro at 10 and Aconcagua and McKinley at 11. His father and step-mother will accompany him. He has climbed six of the seven summits. Temba Tsheri, 16, of Nepal currently holds the Everest youngest record.
California Teen Eyes To Become Youngest Everest Climber Allheadline news – April 6, 2010.
Boy, 13, has high hopes to break record Sydney Morning Herald, April 13, 2010.

Update April 27
Jordan’s father reported that he is 20,000 foot on the mountain now. In response to criticism about whether his lungs could handle he was quoted on Good Morning America:

“I’ve researched every bit of published information that’s ever been done on children and altitude, and there’s nothing negative about children and altitude,” Romero said. “Those are just naysayers. Those are people who think a 13-year-old shouldn’t be in the mountains.”

Jordan’s team is following the Northeast Ridge, considered the more difficult of the two most frequently used routes to the summit, on which climbers begin their ascent in Tibet.

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Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.
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50 For Tibet Program Climbs Granite Peak


The Billings Gazette on August 4, 2007 had an article on the 50 for Tibet program.
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