Governors of Maine and New Brunswick Agree to Climb Each Others Highpoints

The governors of Maine and New Brunswick, Canada, have agreed to climb each other’s highpoints in 2008 according to Mainteoday.
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Accidents: PCT and Mount Bona Fatalities, Bicyclist Bear Encounter in Banff

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Former Rainier Ranger in Avalanche in Canadian Rockies

Charlie Borgh, a former climbing ranger at Mount Rainier, died in an avalanche in the Canadian Rockies.
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International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Accidents in North American Mountaineering) Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.
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February 14, 2006 Backcountry Accident Reports

Backcountry accident reports through February 14, 2006.
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Is There A Real Brokeback Mountain?

Much of Brokeback Mountain is set in Riverton, Wyoming, gateway to the Wind River Range and Gannett Peak.
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Film About Tragic Attempt to Climb the 82 4,000 Metre Peaks of the Alps Wins Banff Grand Prize

Sur le fil des 4000 (France), directed by Gilles Chappez, follows climbers Patrick Berhault and Philippe Magnin as they attempt to climb all 82 summits in the Alps topping 4000 metres won the top award at the Banff Festival.
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Rash of Banff Grizzly Attacks in Suprise Encounters With Sows and Cubs

The Globe and Mail reports a grizzly with a sow attacked hikers on a trail in Banff.
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Lightning Fatality in Tent at Killarney Provincial Park in Canada

Sootoday reports Victor Rossokhaty was killed by a lightning strike on their tent at Topaz Lake on the La Cloche Silhouette Trail in the Killarney Provincial Park in Canada.
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2 Fatalities in Mount Robson Avalanche in Canada

Banffcragcanyon reports two Europeans were killed in an avalanche on Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies.
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2 Mystery Fatalities at Spray Lakes Park in Alberta

Official at Spray Lakes Provincial Park are trying to figure out why an off trail couple died while hiking Old Goat Glacier.
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400 Foot Fatal Fall on Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta

CTV reports Gregg Belliveau fell nearly 400 feet while hiking Mount Smuts in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park in Alberta.
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RCMP Hug A Tree And Survive Campaign

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have put up a coloring book urging children to hug a tree to survive — in other words stay in one place until rescuers come.
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Fatal Fall on Jasper’s Endless Chain Ridge

CBC reports Geronimo Dagang fell 1,000 feet from a rock face in Alberta’s Jasper National Park Endless Chain Ridge.
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