Monthly Archives: March 2005

Hiker Airlifted After Snow on AT in the Smokies

AP stories report Matthew Shultz was airlifted after attempting to hike 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when he became incoherent after rain and snow got the hiking group unprepared.. They had started … Continue reading

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TV News Copter In Rescue on Mount Bierstadt

The DenverChannel reports a Channel 7 helicopter plucked 42-year-old hiker from Littleton, Colo., off 14,060 foot Mount Bierstadt. Wendy Dean had gotten caught in white out conditions and a search was in progress. Dean said she became disoriented in the … Continue reading

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Climber in Fatal Fall in 80th Birthday Attempt to Climb Mount Taranaki in New Zealand

Stuff reports Harold Henry Vernon attempting to celebrate his 80th birthday on top of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand fell to his death. The climber, who had been living in the US but was born in Wales, was reportedly ill-prepared … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Guide and Two Roped Clients Killed on Mount Cook

New Zealand Stuff reports Erica Jane Beuzenberg, an acclaimed 41 year-old guide, and her British and Japanese clients was killed on Mount Cook after falling 650 feet on Ball Pass. Harsh weather is preventing recovery of the bodies. 214 people … Continue reading

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Avalanche Kills Member of Avalanche Awareness Class in Aspen

9news in Denver reports a man in an avalanche awareness class was killed when an avalanche hit the group outside of teh Aspen Highlands Ski Area in arrea known Five Fingers Bowl.

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Pneumonia Kills Most of Custer State Park’s Bighorns

KELO reports an outbreak of pneumonia has killed 175 of Custer State Park’s 200 Bighorn Sheep. It is believed to have been contracted from domestic sheep (which don’t get sick). The state may transplant more bighorns to replace them and … Continue reading

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Snowmaking Approved at Arizona Snowbowl

KPHO reports Coconino National Forest Supervisor Nora Rasure has approved a proposal that will authorize snowmaking at the Arizona Snowbowl as well as other improvements. The Forest Service had received 10,000 comments. Arizona Snowbowl encompasses 777 acres of national forest … Continue reading

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Unroped Climber Killed on McClellan Butte, Oregon

An AP article says Brian Landeck, 46, fell 600 feet on 5,160-foot McClellan Butte east of North Bend, Oregon. He was unroped at the time.

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Canada Plans World’s Highest Hockey Game at Everest Base Camp

Beerleaguehockey.com reports a 17-member Canadian expedition Dr Sean Egan, a professor in the School of Human Kinetics at University of Ottawa, and Peter Luk, director, School of Business Management, Ryerson University, plan to set the record of the highest hockey … Continue reading

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New Analysis Shows Denmark Highpoint Changes for Ejer-Bavne to Mllehj

The highest point of Denmark was until now Ejer-Bavne with a “record”-height of 170.89 meters. A group of experts under the lead of the geographical institute, after having made extensiv measurements and even drillings, came to the conclusion that this … Continue reading

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Chinese Climbers to Measure Everest Have No Mountaineering Experience

MountEverest.Net reports: Four climbers from SBSM have now been selected for the summit attempt: Huagang BAI (27), Xining LIU (28), Xiubo REN (26) and Tianlu BAI (26) (from left to right in picture). None of them had previous mountaineering experience, … Continue reading

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2 Treated for Hypothermia After Snow Catches Grayson Hikers Unaware

WXII reports two hikers are being treated for hypothermia and dehydration at a Bristol, TN, hospital after being caught in a snow storm in Grayson Highlands State Park. Temperatures were in the 60s on Sunday but dropped to 0 windchill … Continue reading

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Highpoint Headline: Wheeler Assumes Command of Whitney

Here’s a highpoint headline from Stars and Stripes: Wheeler assumes command of USS Mount Whitney. Of the course the story is about Capt. C. Ladd Wheeler assuming commander of the new 6th Fleet flagship.

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Corruption Charges About Overcrowding on Kilimanjaro’s Marangu Trail

AllAfrica tells a story of corruption regarding Kilimanjaro permits causing overcrowding on the mountain. More than 25,000 tourists climb Kilimanjaro each year, often paying thousands of dollars for the privilege, and each of the three routes up the mountain is … Continue reading

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Denali Park Alpha Female Wolf Killed

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer reports that the popular alpha female in the Toklat wolf pack, which has delighted visitors to Denali National Park and Preserve for years, was killed by a trapper outside park boundaries. The radio-collared wolf was killed Feb. … Continue reading

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