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Monthly Archives: July 2005
The San Francisco Chronicle reports a Scout leader was killed in a lightning strike at 10,500 feet on Mount Whitney.
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.
Various publications report the Gemini Telescope is associated with the discovery of the Solar System’s 10th planet now dubbed Xena.
Iranmania reports Turkey will prosecure Iranian climbers after one of the party was killed on Mount Ararat.
Highpointers.org 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!
WQAD reports Anthony Brandon, of Dubuque was airlifted on Grand Teton after falling 65 feet.
Mosnews reports four are feared to have died in an avalanche on 14,800-foot Mount Belukha in southern Russia
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.
KOIN reports William Painter broke the record he set last year as oldest man to summit Rainier (82).
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.
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.
WCCO reports Nick Masciopinto of Minneapolis fell while descending Thunder Mountain near Juneau, Alaska.
Civil.de reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in GeorgiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Caucasus Mountains.
Mount Washington is featured on the side of some U-Haul vehicles.
The deadline for thousands of dollars in prizes for essays in the Backpacker Magazine’s Highpoints Challenge occurred July 1.