Climbing Snowdon in A Horse Costume

The BBC reports on Peter Phennah and Rob Snellgrove climbing Snowdon in a horse costume for a fundraiser.


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Mystery Piano Found on Ben Nevis Summit

Conservationist cleaning Ben Nevis were astonished to discover a piano near the summit.
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International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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Fatal Snowden Fall; 11 Scouts Killed in Columbian Disaster

Tributes paid to Snowdon climber
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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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2006-02-24 Backcountry Accident Reports on Kilimanjaro, California, Colorado, Hawaii, UK, Utah

Backcountry Accident Reports at February 24, 2006

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Surviving Ben Nevis Avalanche

Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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French Writer And Anti-Ski Lift Activist Pierre Chapoutot Killed in Avalanche

The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crête de Lachat in the Lauzière range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes in the Oisans. Passionate about the mountain environment Mr. Chapoutot was known as a straight-talker and had most recently been campaigning against the further enchroachment of ski lifts in the Beafortain. More controversially he had defended the bombing of the la Grave cable car during construction in an article published in 1977.
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Man Seeks to Be First to Climb All Munros on Foot

34-year-old Steve Perry, from Yorkshire, set off on the 1st of December to tackle all of Scotland’s 284 mountains standing over 3,000 feet.
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Abseiler Killed in Ben Nevis 100 Foot Plunge

A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
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Manslaughter Charges in Everest Fatality

Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
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Rob the Rubbish Says Snowden is Clean

Robin Kevan, 60, of Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, reached Snowdon’s 3,560ft summit armed with bin liners and a litter stick because he feared it might have a similar problem to Ben Nevis, Scotland’s 4,406ft peak, where he recently collected six heavy bags of litter, ICWales reports.
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“Rob the Rubbish” Cleans Up Ben Nevis

The Independent reports 60-year-old Welshman Robin Kevan has earned the title of “Rob the Rubbish” for his untiring efforts to clean up Ben Nevis.
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Brit Foreign Secretary Robin Cook Who Opposed Iraq War Fatality on Ben Stack in Scotland

The BBC reports Robin Cook collapsed on the 2,365 foot Ben Stack in Scotland.
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Trio Plans Nude Hike Across Britain

The Daily Dispatch reports Stephen Gough, 46, the naked rambler who walked end to end in Britain in 2003/04 is planning a repeat performance but this time will be accompanied by 33-year-old girlfriend Melanie Roberts and a librarian who does not want to be named.


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