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]


Mountain climbing in the raw; when biggest is best
Scotsman – United Kingdom

… It’s like climbing the route for the first time, they say – so different to France and climbing on the Continent, where even ice climbs are bolt and chain … [story about the wonders of Ben Nevis]

Another American mountaineer dies on Kilimanjaro : more details…
Everest News – Nepal

More details from a climber who is clearly concerned about the status of deaths this year: I was on the summit of Kilimanjaro on the Monday night of the 20th …

Climber Dies In Garden Of The Gods Fall
TheDenverChannel.com – Denver,CO,USA

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs fire officials said a 22-year-old man fell more than 100 feet to his death while climbing …

British hiker found dead in New Zealand
Channel 4 News – London,UK

Elizabeth Thomson, 55, from Kent disappeared on Saturday while out walking alone in Arthur’s Pass National Park on South Island. …

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