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Monthly Archives: December 2005
Pikeville, Kentucky, is asking coal companies to remove two mountain tops to make room for more development for the town.
A John Darkow cartoon in the
Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
The New York Times has an article on NYC county highpoints strategic importance during the Revolutionary War.
Patrick D. Niedringhaus, 18, was killed in an avalanche between Fourteeners Torreys Peak and Grays Peak.
Newspapers across the country report the passing of Seattle Mountain Rescue Founder Paul Williams.
Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
Taum Sauk State Park Superintendent Jerry Toops gave his first press conference after a billion gallons of water from Ameron’s pumped storage facility washed away his home and children.
The Alaska section of the American Alpine Club has purchased a detailed model of Mount McKinley that contain 10,000 data points per square inch and is aimed to help climbers understand the mountain.
MSNBC has an excellent article on insurance options for climbers.
The Mountaineers are planning to teach climbers to evaluate whether it is safer to wait for help.
The USGS has a page devoted to the Taum Sauk disaster.
Syria has announced plans for a $15 billion tourist development on its highest point — Mount Hermon/Jabal Sheikh (9,332 feet/2,814 metres).
Austin is considering a $500 fine for hiker who jumped the fence on Mount Bonnell and had to be rescued by helicopter.
Canton, Ohio, doesn’t like how Arcata, California, is treating its statue of William McKinley.