“Pas dans le Vide” (Step into the Void) Glass Floor on Aiguille du Midi peak


Gawker has a nifty article on buildings with high glass floored floors that have spectacular views beneath your feet. One of the newest additions features views of Mount Blanc.


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Jonathan Esper’s worldhighpointing.com

In just wondering around the internet we discovered this wonderful site by Jonathan Esper with spectacular photos of Canadian, European and American highpoints. It’s even in the highpointers ring!

We were searching after John Mitchler, newsletter editor of the Apex to Zenith, said that an early rival of the highpointers club was the “World Highpointing Club.” We will continue to search for that club.


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Rachel Carolla’s new book on highest points of Europe


Rachel Crolla passes along this information on a new highest points of Europe. Below is her press release.
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Claim of 5 Hour 18 Minute Climb of Elbrus

Christian Stangel claims to have climbed Elbrus in a record 5 hours 18 minutes.
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11 Feared Dead on Elbrus

Eleven climbers are reported to have been killed on Elbrus. Seven of the bodies have been recovered.
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International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:
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Fatal Snowden Fall; 11 Scouts Killed in Columbian Disaster

Tributes paid to Snowdon climber
BBC News – UK
Tributes have been paid to an experienced climber who died after a fall of nearly 700ft (213m) on Snowdon. Donal McGrath, 61, of …
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Hypothermia On Mainland Spain's Highest Mountain Mulhacen


THREE hikers froze to death climbing a mountain after ignoring a …
Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK
The Brits became trapped in a -19C snowstorm on the highest peak in mainland Spain. As the three dug into a snow shelter on Saturday …
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Rappelling Off the Acropolis

Acropolis mountain climbing
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece
Archaeologists carrying out conservation work on Greece’s most prized monument have hit on a new extreme sport, one unlikely to feature in visitor tours … [stories about archeologists rappelling down the Acropolis to place monitoring instruments]

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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain


Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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