International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:
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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah


Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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February 11, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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Kilimanjaro Fee Hike Does Not Deter Visitors


The increase in Kilimanjaro fees from US $30 to $60 has not decreased the number of visitors.
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Trail to Kilimanjaro Closed in Wake of Fatal Rock Fall That Killed 3


Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.
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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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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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Tanzania Upset Over Kenya Claim to Kilimanjaro


The BBC reports Tanzania is upset that Kenya told tourist operators Kilimanjaro is in Kenya.
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RMI Expands Guide Service to 5 of 7 Summits


The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.
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