Avalanche Kills 2 After Posing for Picture on Switzerland's Obergabellhorn


The Mirror reports Chris Baybutt, 46, was killed in an avalanche after posing for a picture atop Switzerland’s 4,063m Obergabelhorn taken by fellow policeman John Lucas, 40 last July.
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Czech Helicopter Company Offers $52 Rescue Policy


Prague Monitor reports winter climbers in the Czech Republic can pay $52 to guarantee helicopter rescues.
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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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Islamic Fundamentalist Hazards on Elbrus


Spiegel Online reports that Islamic Fundamentalist Camps are making climbing Elbrus hazardous.
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2 Polish Fatalities in Crevasse on Mount Ushba


Itar-Tass reports rescuers have abandoned their attempts to rescue two Polish climbers who fell in a crevasse on Mount Ushba in Russia’s Kabardin-Balkar republic near Elbrus.
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Brit Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Who Opposed Iraq War Fatality on Ben Stack in Scotland


The BBC reports Robin Cook collapsed on the 2,365 foot Ben Stack in Scotland.
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2 Fatalities on Most Difficult Ushba Route in Georgia’s Caucasus

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Civil.de reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains.
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5 Alps Fatalities (Including on Mont Blanc and Eiger)


Various reports indicate five people died in recent accidents in the Alps including 3 fatalities on Mont Blanc and Eiger.
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3 Fatalities as 16,000 Including President Climb Ukraine's Highest Mountain Hoverla


KVIPost reports three people died while climbing Ukraine’s highest point Hoverla to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this ex-Soviet republic’s declaration of sovereignty.
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Trio Plans Nude Hike Across Britain


The Daily Dispatch reports Stephen Gough, 46, the naked rambler who walked end to end in Britain in 2003/04 is planning a repeat performance but this time will be accompanied by 33-year-old girlfriend Melanie Roberts and a librarian who does not want to be named.


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