Monthly Archives: May 2005

Blind Australian Climber Halts Everest Attempt After Guide Forgets to Tell Him About Creavasse

smh.com reports blind Australian Gerrad Gossens halted his Everest climb after falling into a creavasse his guide did not warn him about.

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Annabelle Bond on Denali Seeking to Be Fastest and Youngest Woman 7 Summit Completer

newstalkzb reports Annabelle Bond is on Denali seeking to be the youngest and fastest woman to climb the 7 summits.

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Jim Ratz (1953-2005), Jackson Hole Guide Co-Owner, NOLS Leader

The Casper Times reports Jim Ratz, 52, former executive director of the National Outdoor Leadership School and co-owner of the Jackson Hole Mountain Guides, was died while rapelling Sinks Canyon across from the Sawmill Campground on Highway 131 near his … Continue reading

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Fatal Fall in Chugach Mountains After Night of Drinking

The Anchorage Daily News reports a man was fell to his death near Thunderbird Falls following a night of drinking in the Chugach Mountains northeast of Anchorage. Signs warn of the steep drop and advise visitors to stay on the … Continue reading

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Students End Occupation of University Office Over Military Use of Mauna Kea

The Star-Bulletin reports students ended their occupation of the President of the University of Hawaii’s office in protest of Navy contracts with the University including Mauna Kea.

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Avalanche Levels Everst Camp 1 and Injures 5

EverestNews reports an avalanche injured 5 climbers – including one without a permit – and flattened 60 to 70 tents at Camp 1 on Everest.

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Idaho Newspaper Story on Highpointer Chris Anderson

The Magic Valley Times News in Idaho has a profile of Chris Anderson who has completed 46 of the lower 48 and whose website was one of the first devoted to highpointing.

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Everest Fatality on Climb for Mother’s Charity

Newswatch50 reports an Oswego, NY, man on a charity climb Everest for his mother fell into a crevasse.

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Bear Coming Out of Hibernation Swats Illegal Camper at Hickory Run State Park in Pennsylvania

The Morning Call a 21 year old woman was scratched by a black bear coming out of hibernation at Hickory Run State Park in northeast Pennsylvania.

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RMI Expands Guide Service to 5 of 7 Summits

The News Tribune reports that Rainier Mountaineering Inc. which will lose its monoply to Rainier guided climbs in 2006 plans to leads trip to 5 of the 7 summits.

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Key West Spruces Up Southernmost Point

The AP reports the Southernmost Marine Buoy Southernmost Marker at Key West was overhauled and rededicated as part of a sprucing up of the point.

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