February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News
Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington
Boston Globe – United States
MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …

Millinocket officials concerned with proposed park expansion
Boston Globe – United States
MILLINOCKET, Maine –Town officials are expressing concerns about a proposed land swap that would add more than 6,000 acres to Baxter State Park. …

Millinocket officials oppose land swap
Bangor Daily News – Bangor,ME,USA
… the loss of traditional land uses within a proposed $14 million land swap that aims to expand Baxter State Park by 6,000 acres that include Katahdin Lake. …

World Highpoint News
2008 torch to scale highest mountain
China Daily – China
… will travel across all continents of the world and scale the top of Mount Quomolangma (known in the west as Everest), the world’s highest mountain, the Games

Offbeat

Thieves make off with store’s 2,700-kilogram rock-climbing wall
Canada.com – Hamilton,Ontario,Canada
… stores, but Outdoors Inc. thought its 2,700-kilogram, nine-metre-tall rock-climbing wall was safe. It wasn’t. Someone made off with …

Accident Reports
Fall from cliff injures hiker
San Diego Union Tribune – United States
City lifeguards and a helicopter rescued a critically injured man after he fell about 60 feet down a cliff above Black’s Beach yesterday. …

3 climbers injured in Nagano avalanche
The Daily Yomiuri – Osaka,Japan
Three mountain climbers were injured Saturday when they were caught in an avalanche just below Mt. Iodake in the Yatsugatake mountain …

Hiker Dies At Tahoe Resort
KTXL - USA
LAKE TAHOE — A 24-year-old San Francisco Bay area woman has died in an accident at Alpine Meadows Ski Resort. Washoe County Coroner …

Hiker In Good Condition After 3 Days In Wilderness
cbs4denver.com – Denver,CO,USA
(CBS4) BOULDER, Colo. A camper rescued after 3 days in the wilderness was in good condition Monday night. Rescuers found Shaun Green …

Climber dies after rope failure
Supersport – Johannesburg,South Africa
Table Mountain National Park officials reported that equipment failure caused the death of a young female climber on the Steenberg Mountain. …

Falling rock hurts climber
New Zealand Herald – New Zealand
A day-pack may have saved a man from serious injury when he was hit by a rock while descending Mt Ngauruhoe in Tongariro National Park. …