Smokies Rangers Rescue Dog From 70 Foot Deep Sinkhole

WATE reports Smoky Mountains ranger rappelled into a 70-foot sinkhole to rescue a lost hunting dogs near Cades Cove.

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Fourteener Access Issue Makes Front Page of NY Times

Private property access restrictions to Colorado Fourteeners made the front page of the New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.

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Rochester Scouts Get 2 of the 10 Size Limit Tickets Issued This Year in the Adirondacks

The New York Times reports that a Rochester Scout Troop received two of only 10 group size tickets issued this year in the Adirondack High Peaks.

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Study: Dogs Reduce Stress in Heart Patients By 24 Percent

The New York Times reports that a formal Dallas study shows that dogs reduced stress for heart patients by 24 percent.

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“Rob the Rubbish” Cleans Up Ben Nevis

The Independent reports 60-year-old Welshman Robin Kevan has earned the title of “Rob the Rubbish” for his untiring efforts to clean up Ben Nevis.

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2006 Highpointers Calendar Available at Merc for $15!

The 2006 Highpointers Calendar is now available at the HP Merc! The pictures are always spectacular and it is truly a remarkable calendar. And it’s only $15!

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Fatal 100 Fall at Sleeping Giant State Park, Connecticut

Newsday reports Adam Barnes, 24, fell 100 feet at Sleeping Giant State Park near Hamden, CT.

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Fatal 90 Foot Fall at Paradise Forks, Arizona

Arizona Central reports Shelley Windsor, 31, of Mesa died last Saturday after falling more than 90 feet from a canyon wall at Paradise Forks, a popular climbing area 30 miles west of Flagstaff.

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Avalanche Kills 2 After Posing for Picture on Switzerland’s Obergabellhorn

The Mirror reports Chris Baybutt, 46, was killed in an avalanche after posing for a picture atop Switzerland’s 4,063m Obergabelhorn taken by fellow policeman John Lucas, 40 last July.

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Czech Helicopter Company Offers $52 Rescue Policy

Prague Monitor reports winter climbers in the Czech Republic can pay $52 to guarantee helicopter rescues.

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TV Documentary “The Wonderland Project” About Record For Running 97 Mile Trail in Under 26 Hours

KCTS in Seattle is to air The Wonderland Project about an attempt to circumnavigating Washington’s Mt. Rainier, in a single 24 hour push.

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Early Season Mines Peak, Colorado, Avalanche Fatal to Man and Dog

WCF Courier reports an early early avalanche on Mines Peak in Colorado killed Samuel Teetzen of Littleton, CO, and his pet golden retriever.

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Cell Phone GPS Coordinates Leader to Rescue on Greylock Trail in Colorado

The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.

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Fatal Fall on Mount Tilicho in Nepal

Wire services report Josef Alois Kasbaure, a 38-year-old radiologist from Wange, Germany, fell about 200 meters (650 feet) into a crevasse on Oct. 27 at an elevation of 6,600 meters (21,650 feet), while climbing 7,134-meter (23,400-foot) Mount Tilicho in Nepal.

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Sierra Snowpack Limits 2005 Pacific Crest Trail Completers to 50

The Port Townsend Leader reports that only 50 people completed the 2,658-mile trail Pacific Crest Trail in 2005 thanks largely to heavy snowpack which closed many of the passes in the Sierras.

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