Disney Tears Down Mount Whitney


Disney has torn down the Mount Whitney/Mount Shasta mural on its California Adventure entrance to replace it with Buena Vista Street. Which will be this romanticized version of the Los Angeles that Walt Disney encountered in the 1920s after he made that fateful train trip from Kansas City to Hollywood in 1923.


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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
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Artist Sells $215 Sneakers With Map and Compass Built In for Aliens


The BBC and other sources report a New York artist is selling sneakers for illegal aliens for $215 that include a built in map and compass.
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Film About Tragic Attempt to Climb the 82 4,000 Metre Peaks of the Alps Wins Banff Grand Prize


Sur le fil des 4000 (France), directed by Gilles Chappez, follows climbers Patrick Berhault and Philippe Magnin as they attempt to climb all 82 summits in the Alps topping 4000 metres won the top award at the Banff Festival.
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Connecticut Walk Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of 800 Miles of Blue Blazed Trails in State


The Town Times reports The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) has released 19th edition of the Connecticut Walk Book. One of two volumes, the first to appear on the shelves is the Walk Book East covering all the trails in eastern and central Connecticut.
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Carole White's Book About Women Climbing the Adirondack 46ers in Winter


The Democrat Chronicle reports Carol White wrote a book entitled “Women With Altitude: Challenging the Adirondack High Peaks in Winter (North Country Books, $19.95).
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Full Text of Many Guidebooks Available at Google Print


The full text of many guidebooks including guides to highpoints is now available at print.google.com.
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Sony Will Pay You $5 If You Didn't Like Vertical Limit


Sony has agreed to a class action settlement regarding fake critic comments that pushed five movies including Vertical Limit.
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Savage Summit: The Fatal Lifes of the First 5 Women to Summit K2

The New York Times in reviewing Jennifer Jordan’s book about the first five women who climbed K2 (and had unhappy ends) notes the women also had unhappy lifes. The book is entitled “Savage Summit : The True Stories of the First Five Women Who Climbed K2, the World’s Most Feared Mountain.” For instance there’s Wanda Rutkiewicz who climbed 8 of the world’s 14 peak over 8,00 meters. She had three husbands, few friends and fellow climbers stole her sleeping bag on Everest and her fellow male climbers claimed she never summited Annapurna until she produced the pictures to prove it. Chantal Mauduit was derided for using sherpas –which most climbers use. There was Alison Hargreaves who is believed to have perished on K2 as an attempt to safe her flagging fortunes. There other woman are Julie Tullis and Liliane Barrard .
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Excerpt from Wild Animus On Novel About Mount Wrangell Climb (Blog With Author Rich Shapero)

Excerpt from Wild Animus On Novel About Mount Wrangell Climb


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