Monthly Archives: January 2005

Woman Falls 200 Feet On Mount San Goronio in California

The Los Angles Times reports Alissa Sauter, 20, was hospitalized with head trauma, a broken leg and other injuries that occurred midday as she and her father walked down the Vivian Creek Trail on Mt. San Gorgonio. She fell almost … Continue reading

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13,000 Earthquakes in Hawaii in 2004 (average is 10,000)

The Honolulu Advertiser reports that there were 13,000 earthquakes were recorded in 2004 by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, only three were greater than magnitude 4. The average is 10,000 but Observatory seismologist Paul Okubo said there were … Continue reading

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Avalanche Near Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News report 3 to 5 people were killed in an avalanche near the Canyons Ski Resort at Park City, Utah. The avalanche broke near a ridgeline above Dutch’s Draw. The avalanche was 500 yards … Continue reading

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Man Escapes Tsunami and Becomes 3rd Fatality in 2 Weeks on Mount Aspiring

The Scotsman reports Dr Donal Deery, of Belfast, who had just missed the Thai Tsunami was killed when he fell 200 meters a peak on Mount Aspiring on South Island of New Zealand near Wanaka. He was reported to have … Continue reading

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Kosciusko Considers Horse Ban reports Kosciusko is considering banning horses because from the Snowy River section because they are damaging the trails This could set off a firestorm because the horse tale about “The Man From Snowy River” is basic Australian tale.

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Hiker Drinks Swamp Water While Lost 6 Days in Everglades

Local 6 reports that Bent Lorentzen survived 6 days lost in the Everglades after being stalked by a panther and drinking swamp water. He was discovered by a search helicopter.

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Mauna Kea With Snow at 10,000 Feet Braces for a Busy Weekend

The Star Bulletin reports two additional officers will be on Mauna Kea during the weekend following the big snows which are down the 10,000 foot level on the 13,796 foot mountain. Traditionally more than a thousand cars will visit after … Continue reading

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62 Bighorn Sheep Released on Borah Peak

Buckmasters Online reports 62 bighorn sheep from Montana have been released at Borah Peak. The bighorns were captured near Augusta, Montana. Helicopters flew over the animals, and nets were shot over the ewes selected for transplant. Every animal is outfitted … Continue reading

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Scientists Predict 25% of Northwest Glaciers Will Be Gone By 2030

Cascadia Scorecard quoting a Denver Post article on Global Warming notes that Northwest Scientist issued the “The Scientific Consensus Statement of the Likely Impacts of Climate Change on the Pacific Northwest” noting that a quarter of Northwest Glaciers will be … Continue reading

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Logan County Commissioners Meet at Hi-Point to Deal With 21,000 Power Outage in Ohio Storms

The Bellefontaine Examiner reports The Logan County Commissions met at Hi-Point Vocational Center in an attempt to deal with the massive Ohio storms that knocked out power for 21,000 county residents and prompted the county to be in a state … Continue reading

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7 Rescued in Ice Storm on Portugal’s Mainland Highpoint Serra da Estrela

Terradaily reports that seven hikers were rescued with exhaustion and hypothermia on Portugal’s highest mountain Serra da Estrela mountain, which tops out at 1,193 metres (3,937 feet). Serra de Estrela is the highpoint on the Portugal mainland. Our European web … Continue reading

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Snopes Deams 2 Tsunami Photo Galleries on Internet Urban Legends

Snopes has deamed that two sets of tsunami photos circulating on the net are Urban Legends. Snopes write up basically notes the city is probably not Phuket and adds the recorded waves were 4m high.

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Delaware First Adopter NAVD 88 For State Maps and Ebright Loses Foot!

The Colarado Springs Gazette reports that Delaware is the first state to adopt the use the new National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88) for its paper maps (as opposed to the 1929 Datum – NGVD 29 — used … Continue reading

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Avalanche Kills Teen on Las Vegas Ski Resort Chairlift

The Las Vegas Review Journal a 13-year-old snowboarder on a chairlift was killed in an avalanche at the Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort at Mount Charleston’s Lee Canyon.. The avalanche followed a two-week period that saw an estimated 78 … Continue reading

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Pulmonary Edema Fatality on Aconcaqua

The UPI reports that Eduard Silva died while descending Aconcaqua apparently from pulmonary edema — about 600 feet below the summit. At least nine people have died while climbing Aconcagua since 2001.

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