Profile of Highpointer John Doerden’s Quest

John Doeden is living the high lifeSeeks to climb to highest points in …
Elkhart Truth – Elkhart,IN,USA

… end. He is especially pleased to have reached Idaho’s Borah Peak , which at an elevation gain of 5,500 feet is designated a climb. …

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Mount Princeton Fourteener Rescue

Hikers rescued in nick of time

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Fatal Snowden Fall; 11 Scouts Killed in Columbian Disaster

Tributes paid to Snowdon climber
BBC News – UK

Tributes have been paid to an experienced climber who died after a fall of nearly 700ft (213m) on Snowdon. Donal McGrath, 61, of …


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9 Scouts Rescued in Arizona Superstition Mountains

Snowed-in Scout hikers rescued
East Valley Tribune – Mesa,AZ,USA

By Katie McDevitt, Tribune. What started as a weekend hike for a Mesa Boy Scout troop ended Sunday in a mountain rescue. Nine boys …

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Hypothermia On Mainland Spain’s Highest Mountain Mulhacen

THREE hikers froze to death climbing a mountain after ignoring a …

Glasgow Daily Record – Glasgow,Scotland,UK

The Brits became trapped in a -19C snowstorm on the highest peak in mainland Spain. As the three dug into a snow shelter on Saturday …

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Ameren Sets Up ExperienceBlackRiver.Com

Ameren has set up a web site promoting the Black River at

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Rappelling Off the Acropolis

Acropolis mountain climbing
Kathimerini – Athens,Greece

Archaeologists carrying out conservation work on Greece’s most prized monument have hit on a new extreme sport, one unlikely to feature in visitor tours … [stories about archeologists rappelling down the Acropolis to place monitoring instruments]

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I will pee your initials in the snow 20,000+ feet!

This ebay auction was highlighted on Jay Leno on Feb. 28. There were 15 bids and the winning bid of $51 means that the winner (bil15218) will get his initials peed at 51 feet on McKinley.

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