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Ben Jones Closing on 50 Summits in Record 66 Days

The HeraldNet report Ben Jones of Lynwood, Washington, is seeking to climb 50 state summits in a record breaking 66 days.

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Andrew Skurka First Sea2Sea Trail Completer

Walkermnn reports Andrew Skurka of Massachusetts has walked 5,015 miles in his attempt to be the first to complete the 7,700 mile Sea to Sea Trail across the northern U.S. between the Atlantic and Pacific.

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Danielle Fisher of Washington State Completes 7 Summits At Age 20

Various sources report Danielle Fisher, of Bow, Washington, climbed Mount Everest to become the youngest to climb the 7 summits at age 20.

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Sherpa to Crawl Length of Manhattan to Ground Zero

The New York Times reports Sherpa L. G. Khambache, 41, of Brooklyn, plans to crawl the 13 mile length of Manhattan to Ground Zero.

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Ed Viesturs Summits Annapurna To Become First American To Complete all 8,000 Metre Peaks

Mounteverest.net reports Ed Viesturs summited Annapurna and became the first American to summit all 14 8,000+ metre peaks. Only 12 climbers have done all 14. Viesturs summited all without supplementary O2 — something only five other climbers have done.

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Annabelle Bond on Denali Seeking to Be Fastest and Youngest Woman 7 Summit Completer

newstalkzb reports Annabelle Bond is on Denali seeking to be the youngest and fastest woman to climb the 7 summits.

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Idaho Newspaper Story on Highpointer Chris Anderson

The Magic Valley Times News in Idaho has a profile of Chris Anderson who has completed 46 of the lower 48 and whose website was one of the first devoted to highpointing.

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Lance Armstrong Pessimistic About Tour de France Chances After 3rd Place Snowy Brasstown Bald Showing

The AP reports Lance Armstrong finished third on a snowy Brasstown Bald leg in the Tour de Georgia and he is believed to have told associates that he’s not strong enough now to repeat as Tour de Georgia or Tour … Continue reading

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NM Ex-Governor Gary Johnson Sets Sights on Seven Summits

The Denver Post hints that former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is considering a seven summit attempt. Johnson, 52, has already climbed McKinley and Everest and according to the article can be found climbing Kachina Ridge above Taos perhaps 100 … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Promotes Virgin 6,000 Metres Peaks to Tourist Mountaineers

The Sunday Herald says Afghanistan is trying to promote mountaineering tourism by publicizing its virgin 6,000 metre peaks in the Hindu Kush and is training 12 former guerrilla fighters to become alpine guides and the country has a special landmine … Continue reading

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