McKinley Climbing Fee Increased to $200 As Base Camp Suppliers Are Sent to Mideast


The Seattle Times reports Denali National Park has raised climbing fees from $150 to $200 — the first increase since fees were instituted in the 1990s.
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Denali's Popular Alpha Toklat Wolf Killed 2 Months After Alpha Female's Death


MSNBC and other news sources report that the alpha male Denali National Park Toklat wolf has been killed.
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Denali Climbing Guide Author R.J. Secor Airlifted to California Hospital After 1,000 Foot Slide Down Mount Baldy


Various backcountry bulletin boards are buzzing about an accident Mount Baldy in California involving R.J. Secor, author of various guidebooks including “Denali Climbing Guide” as well as guides to the Sierras, Aconagua, and the Mexican volcanoes.
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Peter Thompson’s Geology of Highpoints


Peter Thompson at the University of New Hampshire has an elegant and comprehensive description website about the geology of the highpoints of each state.


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Utah Thirteeners and Peaks With 200 Feet Prominence


David Rose has a guidebook to climbing Utah’s Thirteeners. His web page which lists the mountains also has a summit log and where you can buy the book.
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NM Ex-Governor Gary Johnson Sets Sights on Seven Summits

New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson
The Denver Post hints that former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is considering a seven summit attempt. Johnson, 52, has already climbed McKinley and Everest and according to the article can be found climbing Kachina Ridge above Taos perhaps 100 times a year. He hopes to do Elbrus this summer.
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Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race in May


The Assault on Mount Mitchell Bicycle Race is held traditionally the third week in May. In 2005 it is on May 20. It is sponsored by The Freewheelers of Spartenberg, SC.


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Whitney Mountaineers Route Fatality as Hiker Tries to Glissade Off Summit


Backcountry bulletin boards are abuzz over the second death on the Whitney Mountaineers Route in less than a month. In this case Patrick Wang, 27, was killed while attempting to glissade off the summit. He cartwheeled for 300 feet before falling a 1,000 foot cliff.
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Unprotected Girl Airlifted In Fall at High Cliff State Park in Wisconsin

Wisinfo reports an unsecured Wisconsin climber was airlifted after falling 15 to 20 feet at High Cliff State Park. She was treated and released at the hospital.


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Mike Gauthier Predicts Great Rainier Climbing Year Despite Lack of Snow

The News Tribune says Rainier Climbing Ranger Mike Gauthier is predicting one of the best years for climbing Rainier.
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