Monthly Archives: May 2005

Mike Gauthier Reports on Strange Behavior on Rainier

The Seattle Post-Intelligencer has an interview with Rainier Climbing Ranger Mike Gauthier who notes he likes cell phones on Rainier although people leave some strange messages.

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Pinhoti Trail Profile at has a profile of the Pinhoti Trail which summits Alabama’s two tallest mountains and stretches 120 miles from the Georgia line to Porter Gap.

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Greylock Road Opens May 20

The Berkshire Eagle reports the Rockwell and Notch roads to the Mount Greylock summit will open May 20

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Sherpa Pulmonary Edema Fatality on Poor Luck Makalu West BC Team

Everest News reports Sumbu Sherpa, working for the Spanish “Al Filo” team, died in Makalu West’s BC (5400m) apparently from high altitude pulmonary edema.

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Woman Falls 500 Feet With Boyfriend on Ben Nevis

Evening News reports Amy Rudge, 29, from the Shawlands area of Glasgow, fell about 500 feet in the Aonach Beag area of Ben Nevis.

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Late Snows Mean Abol Trail Only Way to Climb Katahdin on Memorial Day

Maine Today reports Abol Trail will be the only accessible trail for Katahin on Memorial because the late spring.

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Student Survives 100 Foot Smugglers Notch Fall on Mount Mansfield

WCAX reports Andrew Haile survived a 100 foot fall down a ravine on Smuggler’s Notch on Mount Mansfield. Haile was helped to walk off the mountain and was taken to the hospital.

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McKinley Snow Obliterates Italian’s Passport and Return Plane Ticket

The Anchorage Daily News reports Italian David Bergamin cached his passport, plane ticket, spare food, extra fuel and other gear at the Motorcycle Hill camp near 11,000 feet on McKinley and then lost them creating a minidisaster for him when … Continue reading

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Profile of Jerry Baille’s Peakbagger.Com Washington Highest List

The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a profile of the “Bulger” 100 Highest Washington Mountains listed at

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2nd Degree Murder Charges Refiled in Arizona Trail Dog Confrontration

The Arizona Daily Sun reports Harold Fish has been charged again for the second-degree murder of unarmed Grant Kuenzli following a dog confrontration on a trail near Payson, Arizona

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Ed Viesturs Summits Annapurna To Become First American To Complete all 8,000 Metre Peaks reports Ed Viesturs summited Annapurna and became the first American to summit all 14 8,000+ metre peaks. Only 12 climbers have done all 14. Viesturs summited all without supplementary O2 — something only five other climbers have done.

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Mountain Lion Stalking Incidents at Lava Beds National Monument in California

The NPS Morning Report says they are investigating mountain lion stalking incidents at Lava Beds National Monument in California.

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Twins In Fatal Denali Pass Fall

The Anchorage Daily News reports that twin 55-year-old brothers Jerry and Terry Humphrey of Negley, Ohio, fell to their deaths after summiting McKinley.

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Fatal Fall on Santa Ynel Trail in Santa Monica Mountains

The Daily News reports 19-year-old Dallas Mussell died in 200 foot fall down an emankment in the Palisade Highlands in the Santa Monica Mountains. He had gotten separated from his companions as they tried to get to the waterfall on … Continue reading

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Maryland Highway Department Jumps Gun on Changing Name of Catoctin Park Home of Camp David

The Associated Press reports the Maryland Highway Administration jumped the gun and changed the highway signs for Catoctin Mountain Park where Camp David is located.

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