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Monthly Archives: June 2005
The Billings Gazette interviewed 73-year-old Harrison Fagg who has summited Granite Peak 7 times and had 12 other unsuccessful attempts (and has climbed all Montana peaks above 12,000 feet.
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have put up a coloring book urging children to hug a tree to survive — in other words stay in one place until rescuers come.
The four day search for 11-year-old Brennan Hawkins in the Unita Mountains has a lot of people scratching their heads.
Baxter State Park Director Buzz Caverly plans to retire July 1 according to the Bangor News.
The San Francisco Gate reports Yosemite will not open its popular camps above 7,000 this summer because of snow — 12 feet in places.
A climber survived a fall on the eight pitch of the East Buttress Route on El Capitan in Yosemite.
11 visitors were injured in a lightning strike at Old Faithful in Yellowstone.
The Union Leader reports “Tip Top” — the first Mount Washington locomotive — is to go on display at the Beaverbrook Museum in Mount Vernon.
The Daily Dispatch reports Stephen Gough, 46, the naked rambler who walked end to end in Britain in 2003/04 is planning a repeat performance but this time will be accompanied by 33-year-old girlfriend Melanie Roberts and a librarian who does … Continue reading
Xinhuanet reports Austrians Peter Gruber and Thomas Brunauer claim to have a round Kilimanjaro record of 9 hours and 50 minutes.
CBC reports Geronimo Dagang fell 1,000 feet from a rock face in Alberta’s Jasper National Park Endless Chain Ridge.
The Charleston Daily Mail reports two West Virginia fishermen cut short their trip after a bear drank their Coors Light beer and ate their food.
The Asheville Citizen-Times reports heavy rains over the weekend closed the Mount Mitchell to NC 80 section of the Blue Ridge Parkway which had just reopened after hurricane damage from last year.
The Guardian reports Sean Burch from Washington State climbed Kilimanjaro from Gate to summit in a record 5 hours 28 minutes and 58 seconds.
The Seattle Times reports Mike Berry fell 1,000 feet at Gibralter Chute on Rainier.