Monthly Archives: August 2005

First Active Duty Ranger Fatality in Rocky Mountain National Park

Longmontfyi reports the body of the first climbing ranger to perish on active duty in Rocky Mountain National Park has been found near Spectacle Lakes, southeast of Ypsilon Mountain.

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Swiss Hikers Told To Sing Show Tunes to Scare Away Bears

Ananova reports flyers are telling Swiss hikers to sing showtunes — particularly songs from “The Sound of Music” to scare away bears.

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Hikers Videotaped High Point Bear Attack

Philadelphia NBC10 reports hikers videotaped the High Point bear attack for 30 seconds before coming to the victim’s assistance.

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Andrew Thompson Claims AT Record Hike of 47 Days, 13 Hours, 31 Minutes

Times Argus reports Andrew Thompson completed the Appalachian Trail in a record 47 days, 13 hours, 31 minutes.

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2 Fatalities in Mount Robson Avalanche in Canada

Banffcragcanyon reports two Europeans were killed in an avalanche on Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.

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60 Foot Fall on Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming

JHZone reports Sandra Edmiston, 22, fell 60 feet during a rappel down Rodeo Wall in Snake River Canyon in Wyoming.

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6.6 Pound Tanzanite Gem — World’s Biggest — Discovered on Kilimanjaro

Bloomberg reports the world’s largest tanzanite gem — rarer than diamonds — was discovered near Tanzania’s Mount Kilimanjaro.

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Everest Record Climber Wants to Spend 24 Hours on Summit and Also to Climb Everest and Lotse on Same Day

Everest Speed Record Holder Pemba Dorjee wants to spend 24 hours on the Everest summit and also to climb Lotse and Everest on the same day.

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Hiker Swept Over Yosemite’s Vernal Fall

Chintan Chokshi, 24, was swept 300 feet over Yosemite’s Vernal Fall after jumping a fence.

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NJ Kills Bear That Attacked AT Camper at High Point

Newsday reports that a bear who attacked an AT camper at High Point has been destroyed.

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Toilet Planned for Kosciuszko Summit

ABC.Net reports plans are afoot build a toilet on Mount Kosciuszko.

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