Film About Tragic Attempt to Climb the 82 4,000 Metre Peaks of the Alps Wins Banff Grand Prize

Sur le fil des 4000 (France), directed by Gilles Chappez, follows climbers Patrick Berhault and Philippe Magnin as they attempt to climb all 82 summits in the Alps topping 4000 metres won the top award at the Banff Festival.

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Clingmans Summit Closed Until Spring to Repair Paved Access Trail

The Mountains Press reports the Smokies have closed Clingmans trail to repave the trail.

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Witches of Jerimoth Hill

In playing with the I came across an excerpt from Haunted Heritage talking about the witches of Jerimoth Hill.

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Hood to Coast Relay Fills in One Day

KOIN reports all spots for the 25th annual Fred Meyer Hood to Coast Relay filled in one one day.

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Early Snows Result in Earliest Northwest Ski Opening in 11 Years

Snow has resulted in the earliest ski opening in the Pacific Northwest since Nov. 5, 1994.

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Ground Broken For Black Mountain, Kentucky, Overlook

Ground was finally broken for the Hands Across the Mountain overlook of Kentucky’s Black Mountain summit in October.

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Telescope Size of Football Stadium Proposed for Mauna Kea

A Canadian company is seeking to build the world’s largest telescope — the size of a football field — on Mauna Kea.

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Use Your Water Bottle as a Flashlight

Lightcap has unveiled a solar powered cap for your water bottle.

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Earliest Mount Washington Avalanche Warning in Recent Memory

Boston.Com reports The Forest Service is warning hikers in the White Mountains to pay careful attention to avalanche dangers. Officials say the especially wet weather last month has created conditions not normally seen until mid- to late-winter.

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Controversy as New Hampshire Itemizes Taxes Based on Views of the White Mountains

Brietbart reports that controversy is raging in New Hampshire after assessors have dramatically increased property taxes based on a “view tax” for views of the White Mountains.

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Hualapai Plan January 2006 Dedication of Glass Bottomed Grand Canyon Skywalk 4,000 Feet Above the Canyon Floor

A press release indicates the Hualapai plan to dedicate a glass bottomed walk jutting 70 over the Grand Canyon and 4,000 feet above the canyon floor in January 2006.

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“Lost” Utah Hiker Winds Up in Jail

KSL reports Bryan Butas has wound up in a Utah jail on a charge of insurance fraud following a massive search for him in August when it was reported he was missing on a hiking trip.

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Mount Washington Began October With 4 Days of Record Highs

As Mount Washington had record snows at the end of October it should be noted the month began with four consecutive days of record highs.

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Glacier Grizzly Mom Spared After Attack on Hikers

Helenair reports a female grizzly that attacked and injured two California hikers in August in Glacier National Park will be spared because authorities believe she reacted to a perceived threat to her two cubs.

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Connecticut Walk Book Celebrates 75th Anniversary of 800 Miles of Blue Blazed Trails in State

The Town Times reports The Connecticut Forest and Park Association (CFPA) has released 19th edition of the Connecticut Walk Book. One of two volumes, the first to appear on the shelves is the Walk Book East covering all the trails in eastern and central Connecticut.

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