Monthly Archives: July 2005

New Design for Mount Mitchell Tower

North Carolina has unveiled the design for the Mount Mitchell Sumit Tower.

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3 Sunset Planet Discovered at Mauna Kea

Nature reports an astronomer on Mauna Kea has discovered Planet HD 188753 Ab which has three sunsets.

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Death Valley Temps Approaching Record 134

Accuweather is reporting the heat wave in the Southwest is breaking record high temperatures across the region. In Las Vegas, Nevada, a new record high was set Monday when the mercury topped out at 116 degrees. It may not be … Continue reading

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Chicago Named Most Dog Friendly City has once again ranked cities in the United States and Canada to determine its newest list of the Top 10 Best Dog-Friendly Cities to Visit for 2005. This year we are doing something a little different from previous years. … Continue reading

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Sixth Water/Snowmelt Fatality in Sequoia National Park

The AP reports there have been 6 water/snowmelt fatalities in Sequoia National Park following the record snows this winter.

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5 Alps Fatalities (Including on Mont Blanc and Eiger)

Various reports indicate five people died in recent accidents in the Alps including 3 fatalities on Mont Blanc and Eiger.

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3 Fatalities as 16,000 Including President Climb Ukraine’s Highest Mountain Hoverla

KVIPost reports three people died while climbing Ukraine’s highest point Hoverla to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this ex-Soviet republic’s declaration of sovereignty.

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Hurricane Damaged Blue Ridge Parkway By Mount Mitchell Opens Again

The 11-mile section of the Blue Ridge Parkway by Mount Mitchell damaged in the 2004 hurricanes has opened for the second time this season.

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Hiker Lowered 200 Feet Down Tuckerman Ravine After Mount Washington Injury

A Russian hiker was lowered by rope 200 feet to a litter after being injured on Tuckerman Ravine on Mount Washington according to WMUR.

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Heat Fatalities in Grand Canyon and Lake Powell

Heat was blamed for hiking fatalities in the Grand Canyon and Lake Powell

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2 Airlifted Off Emmons Glacier on Rainier After 4 p.m. Summit Descent

KING5 reports the Oregon National Guard airlifted two hikers off of Emmons Glacier on Rainier.

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First Tahoe City Days for thru-hikers on Pacific Crest Trail

Tahoe World reports there was a light turnout for its first annual Tahoe City Trailday for Pacific Crest thru-hikers.

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Erica Kutcher Fatality in Pakistan Shipton Spire Climb

The Daily News reports Erica Kutcher, 27, perished in an avalanche near Shipton Spire in Pakistan. The story has gotten massive publicity in the New York City media since she is a resident of Great Neck on Long Island. It … Continue reading

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2 Mystery Fatalities at Spray Lakes Park in Alberta

Official at Spray Lakes Provincial Park are trying to figure out why an off trail couple died while hiking Old Goat Glacier.

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Seek the Peak Benefit for Mount Washington Fourth Week of July

The annual Seek the Peek fundraiser to benefit the Mount Washington Observatory is traditionally the fourth weekend in July.

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