Fund Raisers for Taum Sauk Superintendent's Children Still in Critical Condition


Below is a summary of articles on the Taum Sauk dam disaster in the past week.
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Taum Sauk Upper Reservoir Disaster


The Upper Reservoir at the Taum Sauk Pumped Storage Plant has been breached flooding the Black River and creating havoc and washing out roads and buildings downstream.
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China Says Americans Were Wrong and Lops 12 Feet Off of Everest Height


China Daily reports that the latest estimate of the Everest’s height by China’s State Bureau of Surveying and Mapping is 29,017 feet. That’s about 12 feet less than the previous figure of 29,029 feet.
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New Jerimoth Hill Rhode Island Owners Permit Access Every Weekend!


Highpointers.org reports Jeff & Debbie Mosley, the new owners of Jerimoth Hill, have dramatically changed the access rules — they are permitting highpointers to visit any weekend 52 weeks a year!
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New Design for Mount Mitchell Tower

Mount Mitchell Rendering of Tower
North Carolina has unveiled the design for the Mount Mitchell Sumit Tower.
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Record 1,333 Climbers Attempt McKinley in 2005


The Anchorage Daily News reports that a record 1,333 attempted McKinley in 2005.
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Report: Everest Eurocopter Landing Was Hoax


Everestnews is reporting that the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has said the pilot of the Eurocopter has told them that he did not actually land on the Everest summit on May 14 and 15 as widely publicized but rather 1,000 meters lower on the South Col (and then it only hovered).
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Photos of Eurocopter Landing on Everest

Helicopter Landing on Everest
Eurocopter has released a gallery showing the landing of its Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle on Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15.
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Eurocopter Lands Twice on Everest Summit


Everestnews reports a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle landed on the top of Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15!
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RMI Braces for Guide Layoffs With New Rainier Quotas and Competing Guide Services in 2006



The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
reports RMI is bracing for guide layoffs as the National Park Service plans to divide guided services among three mountaineering companies in 2006 and climber quota go into effect.
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