Mystery Piano Found on Ben Nevis Summit


Conservationist cleaning Ben Nevis were astonished to discover a piano near the summit.
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Missing Man's Backpack Rescues Lost Hikers in California

Lost hikers in San Jacinto Mountains in California stumbled upon the campsite of a hiker missing for a year and his equipment is believed to have spared their lives.
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I will pee your initials in the snow 20,000+ feet!


This ebay auction was highlighted on Jay Leno on Feb. 28. There were 15 bids and the winning bid of $51 means that the winner (bil15218) will get his initials peed at 51 feet on McKinley.
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30 Foot 3 Ton Climbing Wall Stolen in Memphis


Police report they have recovered a 30 foot high 3-ton climbing wall that was stolen in Memphis from Outdoors Inc. but was recovered at the airport. The wall had been taken in tact and not broken apart.
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February 11, 2006 Linkage


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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


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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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Rainier Beats Bigfoot for Washington Quarter Finalist Design


Mount Rainier has beaten Bigfoot as one of three finalists for the official Washington State Quarter.
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West Virginia Is No Longer Wild, Wonderful


West Virginia has replaced its “Wild, Wonderful” motto with “Open for Business.”
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Sylvestor Stallone to Market Sly Water from Mount Rainier's Carbon Glacier


Sylvestor Stallone will be marketing “Sly Water” from Mount Rainier’s Carbon glacier starting in March.
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