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Category Archives: Europe
The BBC reports on Peter Phennah and Rob Snellgrove climbing Snowdon in a horse costume for a fundraiser.
Conservationist cleaning Ben Nevis were astonished to discover a piano near the summit.
Here is the May 13 round up of backcountry accidents in South Africa, Mount Lhotse, Everest, Russia
Christian Stangel claims to have climbed Elbrus in a record 5 hours 18 minutes.
Eleven climbers are reported to have been killed on Elbrus. Seven of the bodies have been recovered.
International backcountry accident wrap up:
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 …
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 … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006
2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain
Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.
Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÆ’Ã‚Âªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â¨re range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes … Continue reading