Category Archives: Oceania

Japanese Report: Middle Aged More Likely for Backcountry Accidents

A Japanese story noting three middle aged climbers died in an Avalanche notes that middle aged climbers are more vulnerable to problems because they don’t know their strength is weakening.

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2006-02-22 Backcountry Accidents in California, Colorado, Oregon, Virginia, Washington, Australia, Spain

Accident reports as of February 22, 2006

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February 11, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News Warm weather records broken on Mount Washington Boston Globe – United States MOUNT WASHINGTON, NH –Talk about a warm winter — it’s been raining on top of Mount Washington. Tim Markle, chief meteorologist …

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Body of 1980s Hiker Found on Godley Glacier on Mount Cook

Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.

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Toilet Planned for Kosciuszko Summit

ABC.Net reports plans are afoot build a toilet on Mount Kosciuszko.

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Popular Rescue Doctor Fatality in New Zealand After Rescue Beacon Blocked By Cliff

Stuff New Zealand reports Andrew James Ogilvy, 41, died when he fell 500m while climbing Mount Berth, near Lake Ohau in the Ahuriri Conservation Park in New Zealand

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Soloist Killed in Fall at Arthur’s Pass National Park in New Zealand

expatica.com reports Dieter Knoblich of Munich, who was traveling alone, fell into a canyon in Arthur’s Pass National Park in New Zealand’s South Island. Arthur’s Pass National Park, which is totally alpine and contains several glaciers and icefalls, had claimed … Continue reading

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Steeper Murayama Kodo Trail Opens on Fuji

The Yomiuri Shimbun reports a new trail has opened on Fuji. The Murayama Kodo trail was the most popular route up the mountain until it fell into disuse in 1903, when an easier trail was opened. In 2002, the Tokyo-based … Continue reading

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Philippines To Re-Open Highest Mount Apo Via New Trails

Mindanews reports that the Philippines is planning in April to re-open the country’s highest point via new trails via the highlands of Magpet and Arakan in North Cotabato. Trails leading to Mt Apo were closed for several years due to … Continue reading

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Poles Upset Over Plan to Give Native Name Targangil to Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko

News.com.au reports that Poles are concerned over a proposal by New South Wales, Australia, to give the country’s highest point a native name. Officials said Mount Kosciuszko would still be the dominant name for the peak even if they add … Continue reading

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Climber in Fatal Fall in 80th Birthday Attempt to Climb Mount Taranaki in New Zealand

Stuff reports Harold Henry Vernon attempting to celebrate his 80th birthday on top of Mount Taranaki in New Zealand fell to his death. The climber, who had been living in the US but was born in Wales, was reportedly ill-prepared … Continue reading

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Acclaimed Guide and Two Roped Clients Killed on Mount Cook

New Zealand Stuff reports Erica Jane Beuzenberg, an acclaimed 41 year-old guide, and her British and Japanese clients was killed on Mount Cook after falling 650 feet on Ball Pass. Harsh weather is preventing recovery of the bodies. 214 people … Continue reading

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Study: 8.2% Chance of Getting Killed While Climbing In New Zealand

The New Zealand Herald reports a Christchurch forensic psychiatrist has rocked the climbing world by publishing a study saying you have an 8.2% chance of getting killed while climbing in New Zealand. Dr Erik Monasterio said the figure is based … Continue reading

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50 Planned Human Chain Relay for Rescue on Queensland Australia’s Highest Point

THe Herald Sun reports that 40 to 50 rescuers planned to form a human chain to relay down a man injured on Queensland, Australia’s highest mountain 1,615m Mt Bartle Frere near Babinda, south of Cairns. However when weather cleared the … Continue reading

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Snopes Deams 2 Tsunami Photo Galleries on Internet Urban Legends

Snopes has deamed that two sets of tsunami photos circulating on the net are Urban Legends. Snopes write up basically notes the city is probably not Phuket and adds the recorded waves were 4m high.

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