Monthly Archives: March 2005

Winter Cog Railway Opens New Approach to Mount Washington

The Union Leader reports there has been an increase in the number of hikers on Mount Washington thanks to the winter running of the Cog Ski Train but there have been no new problems. There is a new route to … Continue reading

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Lee Barry at 81 Becomes Oldest AT Thru Hiker

Centerdaily reports Lee Barry has become at the oldest person to complete the Appalachian Trail at 81. He carried a homemade pack (made from nylon with no frame) . He started Jan. 2 at the trail’s southern terminus at Springer … Continue reading

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Fatal Avalanche on Grossglockner – Austria’s highest mountain

The AP reports an avalanche on Grossglockner – Austria’s highest mountain – swept away two Hungarian backcountry skiers killing one. There were avalanches throughout Europe. A 48-year-old German man was found dead after he and his son were swept away … Continue reading

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Proposal for $10 Million Snowdon Summit Cafe Stalls

The BBC reports officials are unable to raise nearly $4 Million to replace the Showdon Cafe which was once labelled a “slum” by Prince Charles. The current concrete block cafe is nearly 70 years old and deteriorating. Snowdonia National Park … Continue reading

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Only 3 Feet of Snow Remains at Paradise in Record Dry Year

There have been a lot of articles about the record low snowpack on Rainier and the Pacific Northwest including Hood while California is having near record excess snowpack (leading to a very rare blossoming Death Valley). AP notes the snowpack … Continue reading

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Philippines To Re-Open Highest Mount Apo Via New Trails

Mindanews reports that the Philippines is planning in April to re-open the country’s highest point via new trails via the highlands of Magpet and Arakan in North Cotabato. Trails leading to Mt Apo were closed for several years due to … Continue reading

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Is New Mexico Going to Sue to Take Guadalupe Peak From Texas?

New Mexico may be in the process of suing to take Guadalupe Peak back from Texas. The New Mexico Senate voted 33-0 to sue Texas for return of 603,485 acres of land three miles east of its current border to … Continue reading

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Late Starting Climbers Rescued on Ben Nevis

Icliverpool reports Bob Neale and Billy Rimmer on Ben Nevis were rescued in a snow by sending a text message to a man who called 999 (the European equivalent of 911). A helicopter was dispatched to Tower Ridge but had … Continue reading

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First Tripoint Report 3500 to 5500 Year BC

The Boundary Point Yahoo Group has a report abount gurji tehara which is Hindu for boundary pillar marking the spot where the borders of 3 villages meet dating from vedic aka early bronze age times circa 3500 to 5500 years … Continue reading

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Fatal Ski Accident on Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

The Chicago Tribune reports Steven Hansen of Wausau apparently fell and slid downhill into a padded tower while skiing at Granite Peak Ski Area at Rib Mountain on Tuesday night. It’s the second fatality on the hill, located just south … Continue reading

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Aron Ralston Completes Mission to Be First Winter Solo Climber on Fourteeners

The Aspen Times reports Aron Ralston is the first climber to complete the Colorado fourteener winter solo project (by a count of 54, 59 or whatever). And he’s just the third climber to reach the top of all the fourteeners … Continue reading

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Is Wyoming’s Tallest Structure a Dormitory or a Coast Guard Tower Aimed at Helping Great Lakes Navigation?

The Casper Tribune has an article on the highest structures in Wyoming. Most believe 12-story McIntyre Hall at the University of Wyoming is the tallest in the state. However the Wyoming Almanac notes the Jim Bridger Power Plant in Sweetwater … Continue reading

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Poles Upset Over Plan to Give Native Name Targangil to Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko

News.com.au reports that Poles are concerned over a proposal by New South Wales, Australia, to give the country’s highest point a native name. Officials said Mount Kosciuszko would still be the dominant name for the peak even if they add … Continue reading

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Dehydrated Girl Rescued in Heat at Hawaii Volcanos National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park (HI) Shorthaul Rescue of Dehydrated Hiker The park received a cell phone call via 911 reporting an unconscious girl on the switchbacks on the backcountry Kaaha trail below the Hilina Pali Road around 5:30 p.m. on … Continue reading

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Skiier Swept 1,000 Feet in Teton Avalanche

THe NPS Morning Report Grand Teton National Park (WY) Backcountry Skier Seriously Injured in Avalanche On March 7th, rangers assisted Jackson Hole Mountain Resort (JHMR) ski patrollers in rescuing an injured backcountry skier from Granite Canyon. Andy Bergin, 24, of … Continue reading

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