Amazing Mauna Kea Video of Burst from Missile

Atmospheric flare from a minuteman III ICBM missile from Kanoa on Vimeo.

Here’s an amazing (and scarey) video captured on June 22 from the Subaru Telescope on Mauna Kea of the burst from a Minuteman missile.


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Hood to Coast Documentary Opens

nullMarcie Hume’s documentary on the Hood to Coast relay coast has opened.


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Mount Rainier Volunteer Video


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Climber Presumed Dead Following Mount Rainier Avalanche on Ingraham Glacier Direct Route


A slab avalanche on Mount Rainier on June 5 hit 11 climbers on the Ingraham Direct Route. 10 of the climbers were rescued. The 11th climber was not registered to climb. A US Army Reserve Helicopter from Fort Lewis removed 2 climbers and six rescuers. The avalanche 100 – 200 yards wide and 1-2 meters deep started at 12,500 feet in elevation and traveled to about 11,200 feet in elevation. Guides from International Mountain Guides and Rainier Mountaineering, Incorporated helped rescue the 10. The missing climber was identified as Mark Wedeven,


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First Ascents: Valentine McGillycuddy on Harney Peak

In nosing around the new book on life around Harney Peak we notice a photo of the tomb of Valentine McGillycuddy on Harney Peak (actually it’s just his ashes). In 1875 he was part of a team surveying the Dakotas. He ascended to the true top of Harney by climbing a downed tree. George Armstrong Custer was there in 1874 but wasn’t resourceful enough to finish the climb.
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Videos of Glissading Down Scree

The news that Michael Hays was injured while glissading on his butt on scree from Knife Edge Trail by Katahdin prompting the biggest search in Baxter Park recent memory got us looking for youtube videos and amazing we couldn’t find much for glissading on rocks although there’s a lot on snow.

While everybody does it there sure have been a lot of folks injured doing it.

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Badwater to Whitney Summit Record Holder in New Documentary “Running America”

A new documentary focuses on
Marshall Ulrich running 3,063 miles, from San Francisco to New York, in 52.5 days. (Frank Giannino holds the coast-to-coast speed record, running 3,103.5 miles in just over 46 days in 1980). Among Ulrich’s credits is the record for running from Badwater to the summit of Whitney. Ulrich’s article on running has lots of interesting rules including when it is o.k to use an IV and when it’s not.

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Movies: 10 Mountains 10 Years

Climber Enzo Simone stars in a movie “10 Mountains 10 Years” to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease by climbing 10 of the world’s tallest mountains in 10 years. They’ve climbed four so far. It is directed by Jennifer. Simone embarked on the project after his parents were diagnosed with the disease. IMDB entry (including video trailers)


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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?


Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
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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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