2 Water Fatalities in Yosemite

NBC San Diego reports two people died in Separate water-related accidents Yosemite National Park last week.

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ImageNet Job Interview Await Successful Fuji Climbers

Asia1.com reports prospects for job at ImageNet had to climb Mount Fuji in order to get an interview with the fashion label.

Two executives of ImageNet waited at a table at the top to interview those who made it to the summit. 11 of the 20 applicants made it to the top — some with assistance of oxygen tanks.

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2 Polish Fatalities in Crevasse on Mount Ushba

Itar-Tass reports rescuers have abandoned their attempts to rescue two Polish climbers who fell in a crevasse on Mount Ushba in Russia’s Kabardin-Balkar republic near Elbrus.

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2 Off Trail Hikers Fall Into Yellowstone Thermal Pools

The NPS Morning Report notes two off trail hikers received burns after falling into thermal areas at Yellowstone.

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Massive Rainier Search Called Off

The News Tribune reports that a massive search for a Connecitcut man missing on Rainier has been complicated because of his off route hiking.

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Cameron Shaw-Doran Claims to Be First to Climb Mount Washington in Wheel Chair

The Boston Globe reports Cameron Shaw-Doran claims to have become the first person to climb the 7.6 mile Mount Washington Road in a wheelchair.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Mount Washington Valley

The Nashua Telegraph offers the following top ten list of things to do in the Mount Washington Valley besides climbing to the obsevatory.

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Google Earth Tour of U.S. Highpoints

Hill has posted an impressive tour of satellite images of U.S. highpoints using Google’s nifty new Google Earth service.

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Lightning Fatality in Tent at Killarney Provincial Park in Canada

Sootoday reports Victor Rossokhaty was killed by a lightning strike on their tent at Topaz Lake on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the Killarney Provincial Park in Canada.

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Cell GPS Phone Leads to Hawaii Rescue in Nu’uanu Mountains

Hawaiichannel reports T-Mobile workers using the GPS coordinates of a phone organized a rescue of a mssing hiker in the Nu’uanu mountains.

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Rainier and Space Needle “Too Much Seattle” on Washington Quarter?

The Seattle Times has a whimsical portrayal of designs for the Washington State quarter.

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NASA Approves 6 New Outrigger Telescopes for Mauna Kea

NASA has approved the construction of six new small telescopes as part of the Outrigger Observatory on Mauna Kea.

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Fatal Fall on Bishop Peak in California

The Tribune reports Jefferson Adam Bruckner fell between 50 and 80 feet from a ledge on Bishop Peak in California.

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Sony Will Pay You $5 If You Didn’t Like Vertical Limit

Sony has agreed to a class action settlement regarding fake critic comments that pushed five movies including Vertical Limit.

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Brit Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Who Opposed Iraq War Fatality on Ben Stack in Scotland

The BBC reports Robin Cook collapsed on the 2,365 foot Ben Stack in Scotland.

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