Monthly Archives: May 2005

Star Party At Spruce Knob — Home of Darkest Skies in the East

WVEC reports the Northern Virginia Astronomy Club and and the Virginia Outdoor Lighting Task Force plan to hold an “Almost Heaven Party” on Spruce Knob which they say has the darkest skies on the east coast.

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3rd Dog Rescue in 4 Years in Hood’s Zig Zag Canyon

KOIN reports the 3rd incident in for years where a dog had to be rescued in Zig Zag Canyon on Mount Hood.

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Search Scaled Back For Man Missing on Vancouver’s Grouse Mountain

Vancouver.ca reports a search is being scaled back for David Koch who it is believed disappeared while attempting a sunset photo shot from Grouse Mountain in suburban Vancouver.

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Lightning and Snow Rescue of Man Glissading Quandry Peak

The Denver Post reports rescue crews had to brave lightning and snow to rescue a 65-year-old injured Marty Eisenberg while glissading down Quandry Peak.

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2nd Snakebite in 2 Weeks for Roped Climber in Shawangunks

The Daily Freeman reports a roped climber was was bitten by a snake in the Trapps Cliff area of the Mohonk Preserve in the Shawangunks.

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2 Climbing Accidents in Boulder Area

The Daily Camera reports an accident in Boulder Canyon where a climber properly equipped died and an accident on Mount Sanitas where an unproperly hiker fell 30 feet to the trailhead.

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Sherpa to Crawl Length of Manhattan to Ground Zero

The New York Times reports Sherpa L. G. Khambache, 41, of Brooklyn, plans to crawl the 13 mile length of Manhattan to Ground Zero.

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3 Airlifted Off Mount Logan in 140 KPH Winds

Canada.com reports 3 climbers were short lined by 3 helicopters off of Mount Logan after 140 kph winds shredded their tents in -30C weather.

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170,000 To Form Human Ring Around Armenian Highpoint Aragats

Panamerian.net reports 170,000 people are to form a living chair around Armenia’s highest point — Aragats.

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Massachusetts Woman Fatality in Fall from 28 Foot Inflatable Climbing Wall

The Boston Globe reports Stacy Sarrette died on her 24th birthday after falling from a 28-foot inflatabld rock climbing wall at the WKLB Country Music Festival at the Tweeter Center.

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New Jersey High Point Tower Opens After 7 Years

1010 reports the High Point tower will re-open after 7 years on May 28, 2005, over Memorial Day.

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Climber Falls 1,000 Feet While Attempting to Rescue Crampon on Middle Teton

Planet Jackson Hole report Justin Sobol, 22, of Oakland Park, Florida, was airlifted after falling 1,000 feet while attempting a glissade to retrieve his crampons near Icefloe Lake, below the southwest face of the Middle Teton

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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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Climbing Fatality on Baffin Island, Canada

The Louisville Courier Journal reports Drew Wilson died while attempting a first subfreezing ascent of a rock in Baffin Island in Canada.

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Grizzly Attacks Off Trail Woman at Savage River in Denali

The Anchorage Daily News reports Joanne Saunders, 52, suffered a broken nose and ripped leg after being attacked by a grizzly in Savage River area of Denali

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