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Monthly Archives: May 2005
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.
Al.com 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.
The Berkshire Eagle reports the Rockwell and Notch roads to the Mount Greylock summit will open May 20
Everest News reports Sumbu Sherpa, working for the Spanish ÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã âAl FiloÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬ÃÂ team, died in Makalu WestÃÂ¢Ã¢âÂ¬Ã¢âÂ¢s BC (5400m) apparently from high altitude pulmonary edema.
Evening News reports Amy Rudge, 29, from the Shawlands area of Glasgow, fell about 500 feet in the Aonach Beag area of Ben Nevis.
Maine Today reports Abol Trail will be the only accessible trail for Katahin on Memorial because the late spring.
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.
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
The Seattle Post Intelligencer has a profile of the “Bulger” 100 Highest Washington Mountains listed at peakbagger.com
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
Mounteverest.net 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.
The NPS Morning Report says they are investigating mountain lion stalking incidents at Lava Beds National Monument in California.
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.
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
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.