Monthly Archives: July 2005

Walter R. Borneman & Todd Caudle New Book on Colorado Fourteeners

Walter R. Borneman & Todd Caudle have a new book on Colorado Fourteeners:: 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains.

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Blackmail, Threats, Extortion Hamper Climbing in Pakistan

K2Climb.net has an article on dfficulties with climbing in Pakistan including outlandish charges for rescues and blackmailing in order to get permits.

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AT Thru Hiker Fatality at Train Crossing in Pennsylvania

Cumberlink reports Justin Miles Kenney, 27, from Alabama was killed by a trail while thru hiking the Appalachian Trail in Pennsylvania.

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Theropod Dinosaur Track Found at Denali National Park

Planetark reports the first discovery of a dinosaur footprint in Denali National Park.

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Fatal Fall on Ron Coleman Trail in El Paso’s Franklin Mountains

The Houston Chronicle reports a woman fell 100 feet while attempting to cross from McKelligon Canyon Park to the Franklin Mountains by El Paso.

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3 Fatalities on Sharkfin Tower in Worst Accident in Mountaineers History

Two Mountaineers instructors were killed on Sharkfin Tower in the North Cascades — the worst accident in the Club’s history.

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Ben Jones Closing on 50 Summits in Record 66 Days

The HeraldNet report Ben Jones of Lynwood, Washington, is seeking to climb 50 state summits in a record breaking 66 days.

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Andrew Skurka First Sea2Sea Trail Completer

Walkermnn reports Andrew Skurka of Massachusetts has walked 5,015 miles in his attempt to be the first to complete the 7,700 mile Sea to Sea Trail across the northern U.S. between the Atlantic and Pacific.

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Record 1,333 Climbers Attempt McKinley in 2005

The Anchorage Daily News reports that a record 1,333 attempted McKinley in 2005.

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4 Airlifted After Falling Into Disappointment Cleaver Crevasse on Rainier

The Seattle Post Intelligencer reports 4 in an RMI party were airlifted after falling into a crevasse at Disappointment Clever at 12,600 feet.

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Altitude Sickness Blamed in Fatality at Cameron Pass in Colorado

The Denver Channel are puzzled over why Nathan Bell, 17, died while climbing at 10,200 feet near Cameron Pass during a six-day backpacking trip with his church group.

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400 Foot Fatal Fall on Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta

CTV reports Gregg Belliveau fell nearly 400 feet while hiking Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta.

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Woman Breaks Leg On Mount Washington, Oregon

The Statesman-Journal reports a helicopter rescued Joan Ding near the summit of Mout Washington, Oregon, after she fel 15 feet breaking her leg and finger.

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70 Foot Fatal Fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina

WCNC reports a rope snapped resulting in a 70 foot fatal fall on Grandfather Mountain in North Carolina.

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Fatal 50 Foot Fall at Annapolis Rock on AT in Maryland

The AP reports Matthew J. All fell 50 feet from Annapolis Rock off the AT in South Mountain State Park in near Boonsboro, Maryland.

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