Category Archives: Adventures

Lance Armstrong Pessimistic About Tour de France Chances After 3rd Place Snowy Brasstown Bald Showing

The AP reports Lance Armstrong finished third on a snowy Brasstown Bald leg in the Tour de Georgia and he is believed to have told associates that he’s not strong enough now to repeat as Tour de Georgia or Tour … Continue reading

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NM Ex-Governor Gary Johnson Sets Sights on Seven Summits

The Denver Post hints that former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson is considering a seven summit attempt. Johnson, 52, has already climbed McKinley and Everest and according to the article can be found climbing Kachina Ridge above Taos perhaps 100 … Continue reading

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Afghanistan Promotes Virgin 6,000 Metres Peaks to Tourist Mountaineers

The Sunday Herald says Afghanistan is trying to promote mountaineering tourism by publicizing its virgin 6,000 metre peaks in the Hindu Kush and is training 12 former guerrilla fighters to become alpine guides and the country has a special landmine … Continue reading

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Man and Dog Begin Walk From Galveston to Elbert Summit

The Dallas News reports Jeff Robinson and his boxer dog Walker have started a 1,336 mile journey from Galveston, Texas, to the summit of Mount Elbert and the on to Denver.

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Dramatic Photos of First Winter Ascent of Mount Alberta

Outlook Rockies has an incredible picture and story about the first winter ascent of Mount Alberta.

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Lee Barry at 81 Becomes Oldest AT Thru Hiker

Centerdaily reports Lee Barry has become at the oldest person to complete the Appalachian Trail at 81. He carried a homemade pack (made from nylon with no frame) . He started Jan. 2 at the trail’s southern terminus at Springer … Continue reading

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Aron Ralston Completes Mission to Be First Winter Solo Climber on Fourteeners

The Aspen Times reports Aron Ralston is the first climber to complete the Colorado fourteener winter solo project (by a count of 54, 59 or whatever). And he’s just the third climber to reach the top of all the fourteeners … Continue reading

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“Virus Without Boarders” Hitchhiking to Asian and European Highpoints

There’s a highpoint story in here somewhere about a Ukrainian group hitchhiking to climb highpoints throughout Asia and Europe. However I think something might be lost in translation:

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Couple in India To Tie Knot 2,000 Feet In the Air Coming From Different Mountains

Mumbai News reports that an Indian couple plans to get married suspended by ropes between mountains 2,000 feet off the ground. Harnessed to a rope, the groom (Ashriwad Ayre) will move towards the centre of the gap from Duke’s Nose … Continue reading

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How to Ice Climb in Iowa? Use a Silo!

The Los Angeles Times reports that Don Briggs at the University of Northern Iowa has a way for Midwesterners to ice climb by using grain silos. This is accomplished by pouring water from a hose down a concrete (not metal) … Continue reading

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Harnish Gowns Blog of Attempt to Climb all Coloroado Fourteeners in One Calendar Winter

Various newspapers including Arizona Central report that 28-year-old Harnish Gowans of Colorado Springs is seeking to be the first person to climb all 54 Colorado Fourteeners in the same calendar winter. His blog is on the Wild Snow website . … Continue reading

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Louis Picone Does 6 Highpoints in 21 Hours 33 Minutes

This message is from Louis Picone (lpicone@optonline.net) Hello, my name is Louis Picone and I am a member of the High Pointers club. I e-mailed you a while ago to let you know that I was attempting to break the … Continue reading

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Australian Chris Harris (youngest Elbrus Summiter) Seeks to Be Youngest on Everest at 14

The Sydney Morning News (picked up by mounteverest.net) reports that 14-year-old Chris Harris is seeking to be the youngest to climb Everest. He claims to the be youngest on Elbrus. Network54 post.

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