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Czech Government Offers to Pay for Torres del Paine Forest Fire in Chile

Reuters reports the Czech government is offering to help pay for a fire at Chile’s most famous national park Torres del Paine in Patagonia after one of its citizen started it by kicking over a campstove. The fire burned in … Continue reading

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5 Killed in Mount Menalos Avalanche in Greece

The BBC report British journalist Diana Seale and four Greek climbers from the Greek Mountaineering Club of Athens were killed in an avalanche in the southern Peloponnese mountains in Greece. They were with a group of 28 climbing Mount Menalos. … Continue reading

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Urban Legend?: Man Pees His Way Out Of Avalanche in Slovak Tatra Mountains

Update Feburary 3, 2004: This is being discussed in our Forum and it was reported to Snopes to see if it is an urban legend. Snopes still calls it “undertermined” but notes there earlier was Czech story along the same … Continue reading

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At Least 4 Killed in Austria Avalanches

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports an avalanche at St. Anton in Austri killed 3 at St. Anton in Austria. The avalanche, whose width was estimated as roughly equal to the length of three football fields laid end to end, struck at … Continue reading

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7 Rescued in Ice Storm on Portugal's Mainland Highpoint Serra da Estrela

Terradaily reports that seven hikers were rescued with exhaustion and hypothermia on Portugal’s highest mountain Serra da Estrela mountain, which tops out at 1,193 metres (3,937 feet). Serra de Estrela is the highpoint on the Portugal mainland. Our European web … Continue reading

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2 Fatalities Feared on Irelands Carrantuohill

The Irish Examiner report authorities fear that two men have perished on Ireland’s Carrantuohill. A man in his 40′s fell several hundred feet on Beenkeragh Ridge to his death on the MacGillycuddy Reeks. Authorities have also called off the search … Continue reading

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Tradition of Climbing Ireland's Highest Point on Dec. 26

Ireland On-Line warns that hikers should be prepared for winter weather for the traditional St. Stephens Day Hike of Carauntoohil which attracts thousands of hikers.

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French Dedicate World's Tallest Road Bridge (886 Feet) — Taller Than Eiffle Tower

Bloomberg repots that the French have dedicated the world’s highest road bridge which is taller than the Eiffle Tower. The Millau Viaduct carries the highway from Paris to the Mediterranean some 270 meters (886 feet) above the Tarn River. Stretching … Continue reading

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Swiss Monks Sell Last of St. Bernard Dogs

Swiss Monks Sell Last of St. Bernard Dogs

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1967 Restored Film About Descent Following Accident Wins Banff Top Prize

1967 Restored Film About Descent Following Accident Wins Banff Top Prize

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