Non Highpoint Humor: BP Logo

This isn’t highpoint-related but it’s pretty funny (although of course it was never a real ad).


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Video: Golfing on Mountaintop Disaster


In watching the Tosh.O marathon on Comedy Central it’s time to resurrect this classic video of what not to do on the summit. Tosh’s joke was “I hope the Luna bars weren’t in the bag. When do we start eatting each other?” Inititally we thought it was Whitney but youtube says it was a mountain in Alberta.


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Western highpoints named for geologists/surveyors

Here’s an eye opening article on how many western highpoints are named for geologists/surveyor:
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Genetists Say Low Hemoglobin Gene Allow Tibetans To Thrive at High Altitude

A Chinese and University of Utah study identifies that genes that allows Tibetans to live at high altitude. The study says that Tibetans produce less hemoglobin which ferries oxygen molecules through the bloodstream however more hemoglobin also increase blood thickness. Ironically studies of people living at high altitude in the Andes do not have the same low hemoglobin gene.

http://www.sltrib.com/D=g/ci_15078857


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50/50 Club For Those Seeking to Run a Marathon or Climb the highest point in all 50 states

The 50/50 Club has been set up for those wishing to either run a marathon or climb the highest point in each state. Shane Zumpf of Laramie, Wyoming has set up the site.


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Ameren Documentary on Taum Sauk Collapse Stirs Controversy

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers are being surprised by Ameren’s P.R. push following the Taum Sauk disaster with the airing of “A New Beginning: Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park”
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Road to Mount Greylock Closed Until 2009

The road to Mount Greylock is closed and scheduled to reopen in 2009. You can get updates on the official site which notes:
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Change in Kentucky Waiver Address

The State of Kentucky has taken over the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham which is where waivers to climb Black Mountain had been housed and the state of Kentucky does not want to handle them. You now must mail the waiver directly to the Penn-Virginia Coal Company.

Waivers are required because the highpoint is on private property and there is coal mining operations in the area.

The release is available at:
http://americasroof.com/ky-release.html


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Linkage

I’ve fallen behind on posts. Here’s some uncharacterized links.
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Profile of Maine's Harry Vanderweide

Maintoday has an amusing article Harry Vanderweide a rotound character who is frequently evoked in various Maine battles.
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