Mystery Piano Found on Ben Nevis Summit


Conservationist cleaning Ben Nevis were astonished to discover a piano near the summit.
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Everest Roundup: Playboy Bunny, Double Amputee and Oldest Summit


Highlights thus far in the Everest 2006 season: the climb by a Playboy bunny, a double amputee, the oldest summiter (70), and the 16th climb by a sherpa.
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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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Climber Takes Swipe at Krakauer's Into Thin Air Book

Gau Ming-Ho a climber depicted as a slow selfish climber that led to the problems highlighted in Jon Krakauer’s “Into Thin Air”, has launched a documentary refuting the claims and saying the problems lie with the corruption of the guide services that charge $65,000 for an Everest climb
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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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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah


Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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February 11, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …
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85-Year-Old Mary Woodbridge's Amusing Tale of Plans to Climb Everest


Here’s an amusing (tongue in cheek) tale of 85-year-old Mary Woodbridge to climb Everest with her dachsund Daisy.
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February 2, 2006 Linkage


State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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