Scout Group Struck By Lightning on Whitney Climb

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Scout leader was killed in a lightning strike at 10,500 feet on Mount Whitney.

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Workers Proclaim Harney Granite in Good Shape As Rushmore Completes Cleaning in 2 Weeks

Keoland reports the first ever clean of the Mount Rushmore faces was completed earlier than expected — despite some shorter days caused by the record 107-108 heat.

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Mauna Kea Gemini Telescope Contributes to Discovery of 10th Planet Xena (2003 UB313)

Various publications report the Gemini Telescope is associated with the discovery of the Solar System’s 10th planet now dubbed Xena.

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Turkey To Prosecute Iranian Climbing Party in Fatal Ararat Climb

Iranmania reports Turkey will prosecure Iranian climbers after one of the party was killed on Mount Ararat.

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New Jerimoth Hill Rhode Island Owners Permit Access Every Weekend! reports Jeff & Debbie Mosley, the new owners of Jerimoth Hill, have dramatically changed the access rules — they are permitting highpointers to visit any weekend 52 weeks a year!

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Climber Airlifted Off Grand Teton After 65 Foot Fall

Grand Teton at Sunset WQAD reports Anthony Brandon, of Dubuque was airlifted on Grand Teton after falling 65 feet.

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4 Fatalities Feared in Avalanche on Mount Belukha in Russia

Mosnews reports four are feared to have died in an avalanche on 14,800-foot Mount Belukha in southern Russia

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David R. Mahre (1927-2005) First Ascent of Rainier Willis Wall

Willis Wall First Ascent on Rainier The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports David R. Mahre famed for his first ascent of Rainier’s Willis Wall and other Northwest ascents died after undergoing emergency heart surgery. He was 77.

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82 Year Old William Painter Breaks Own Oldest Rainier Summit Record

Mount Rainier KOIN reports William Painter broke the record he set last year as oldest man to summit Rainier (82).

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Fatal 700 Foot Fall After Climb on Three Fingered Jack in Oregon

Three Fingered Jack KGW reports a 23-year-old college student fellow 700 feet while returning to the trail after a climb of Three-Fingered Jack in Linn County, Oregon.

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Teenager in Tour Helicopter Spots Man Lost Five Days on Hawaii Lava Field

Hawaii Lava Field Earth Times reports Gilbert Dewey Gaedcke was rescued after five days on a Hawaii lava field when a teenager spotted him from a tour helicopter.

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Fatality on Thunder Mountain, Alaska

Thunder Mountain, Alaska WCCO reports Nick Masciopinto of Minneapolis fell while descending Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska.

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2 Fatalities on Most Difficult Ushba Route in Georgia’s Caucasus

Ushba reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains.

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Mount Washington Featured on U-Haul Vehicles

U-Haul Mount Washington Mount Washington is featured on the side of some U-Haul vehicles.

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Backpacker’s Highpoint Challenge Essay Contest Deadline July 1, 2005

Highpoints Challenge The deadline for thousands of dollars in prizes for essays in the Backpacker Magazine’s Highpoints Challenge occurred July 1.

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