Attempt to Be First to Climb Mount McKinley Solo in January Abandoned

Lonnie Dupre from Grand Marais, Minnesota, who was seeking to be the first person to climb Mount McKinley solo in January has descended from his camp at 17,000 feet to 14,000 feet after spending six nights stuck in the camp as 100 mph winds hit the mountain. In addition a 5.4 quake hit the mountain. Dupree has abandoned his quest.


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Almanac for Kids Says Mount Washington Is One of the Three Wettest and Coldest Places in the United State

Kentucky.com reports that the Almanac for Kids says the top three wettest places in the United States are Mount Washington, N.H., Quillayute, Wash. and Astoria, Ore. and that the three coldest places in the United States are Mount Washington, N.H., International Falls, Minn. and Marquette, Mich. That of course simply doesn’t sound right on both cases so we’ll have to take a look at it.


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George Dunn Completed 500th Ascent of Mount Rainier

Geoge Dunn, 56, completed his 500th summit of Rainier on July 31.
Nobody has ever done this. He first started climbing the peak in 1969 and began guiding for RMI in 1975. He married a Rainier ranger.


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Nepal Requires Everest Climbers to Be At Least 16

Andrea Peyser of the New York Post is leading the charge criticizing parental actions in the 13-year-old Jordan Romero’s successful Everest summit over the weekend. Her article is entitled “The peak of stupidity” The article compares him to Balloon Boy and JonBenet Ramsey. The article notes he climbed from Tibet because Nepal requires climbers be at least 16.


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Oh Eun-sun First Woman to Complete All 14 8,000 Metre Peaks

Oh Eun-sun is the first woman to complete all 14 8,000 meter peaks in the world. 19 other climbers have scaled the 26,247 feet. She completed on Nepal’s Annapurna, the 10th-highest peak in the world. While the climb was a victory for Korea, another Korean team led by Hong-bin, a Korean climber who lost all 10 of his fingers during a 1991 climb up Mount McKinley had problems on the mountain with at least one of the climbers dying.


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Climbing Mount Rainier 300 Times

The News Tribune reports that Robert Link, 49, of Bend, Oregon, is the latest person to join the 300 Club consisting of people who have climbed Rainier 300 times.
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8 Hour Everest Record Claim Holder Pemba Dorje Sherpa Jailed


EverestNews via NepalNews reports that Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 28, who claims to have climbed Everest in a record 8 hours 10 minutes was thrown in jail after he went to the police to compalin of being harrassed claimed the record in 2004.
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Claim of Record 13 Hour Aconcagua Climb


Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
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Man Seeks to Be First to Climb All Munros on Foot


34-year-old Steve Perry, from Yorkshire, set off on the 1st of December to tackle all of Scotland’s 284 mountains standing over 3,000 feet.
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Søren Gudman Completes 7 Summits (Kosciusko version) in 194 Days


Søren Gudman climbed the 7 Summits (Kosciusko version) in a record 194 days.
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