“Pas dans le Vide” (Step into the Void) Glass Floor on Aiguille du Midi peak


Gawker has a nifty article on buildings with high glass floored floors that have spectacular views beneath your feet. One of the newest additions features views of Mount Blanc.

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Proposed New Hampshire Hike Safe Card Would Indemnify You From Search and Rescue Costs

New Hampshire is considering a Hike Safe Card where you would pay $25/year ($35/family) for a card that would indemnify you against search and rescue costs which you are legally liable for.

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Mount Washington Among Warmest Places in New Hampshire in Subzero Cold Snap

In the January subzero cold snap, it’s turning out that Mount Washington summit is among the warmest places in New Hampshire.

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Cool star field photo from Death Valley

Here’s a pretty cool star field effect from Death Valley.

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Mount Hood Snowpack 23 to 40 percent of Normal


Snowpack in the Mount Hood area is 23 to 40 percent of normal — among the lowest in recorded history.
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First Annual Pickle Drop From Cheaha Summit

Cheaha is celebrating its first annual lighted pickel drop from atop Cheaha.

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Timelapse of Snow on Mauna Kea


Here’s a nice time lapse of last week’s snow on Mauna Kea.

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9 Year Old Tyler Armstrong Claims to Be Youngest to Summit Aconcagua

Nine-year-old Tyler Armstrong claims to be the youngest to summit Aconcagua.

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Death Valley National Park Suspends Badwater Ultramarathon Permit

Death Vally National Park has suspended the permit for the Badwater Ultramarathon. They are reviewing all events and races in the park and will make an announcement on the new policy in March. In the meantime Ultramathon has announced a new course in 2014.

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NPS Reinstates Mountain Trip International to Preferred Denali Guide Service Status

The National Park Service has overturned a ban of Mountain Trip International as preferred Denali guide service. The service had lost its status after a fatal accident in 2011 in which guide Dave Staeheli abandoned Beat Niederer on the mountain. Two others were injured on the expedition.

The NPS in overturning the local park’s move said:

“If viewed as an oversight, albeit it a tragic one, the guides’ (Staeheli’s) failure to carry all required equipment in the Pig Hill incident in 2011 along with MTI’s failure to have a current commercial-use authorization in the Root Glacier incident,” she concluded, “are not, balanced against seven years of satisfactory ratings, enough to declare the operator to have been unsatisfactory over the eight years the current owners of Mountain Trip International have been operating under this contract.”

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