Rappelling Off the Acropolis

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 monitoring instruments]

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

Accident reports as of February 22, 2006
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8 Hour Everest Record Claim Holder Pemba Dorje Sherpa Jailed

EverestNews via NepalNews reports that Pemba Dorje Sherpa, 28, who claims to have climbed Everest in a record 8 hours 10 minutes was thrown in jail after he went to the police to compalin of being harrassed claimed the record in 2004.
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Claim of Record 13 Hour Aconcagua Climb

Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
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Surviving Ben Nevis Avalanche

Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
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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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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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85-Year-Old Mary Woodbridge’s Amusing Tale of Plans to Climb Everest

Here’s an amusing (tongue in cheek) tale of 85-year-old Mary Woodbridge to climb Everest with her dachsund Daisy.
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February 2, 2006 Linkage

State Highpoint News

Mt. Hood snowpack 122 percent of average

05:34 PM PST on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
More than three times the amount of snow has fallen this year atop Mount Hood than last year, reaping benefits for Oregon ski areas, resorts and snow tire installers. That’s 122 percent of average snowfall for this time of year. Statewide, the snowfall numbers are even higher, at 130 percent of average. “We had some really nice snowfall for the month of January,” said Jon Lea, a hydrologist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. “Last year was pretty skimpy. This is a whole lot different than it was last year.”
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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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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Acheronte Waterfall in Italian Alps

Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
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Fatal Fall on Lanin Volcano

Luis de Carlos, 60, from Naremburn in Sydney’s north, is believed to have blown off the Lanin volcano, near the border of Chile and Argentina in the Patagonian region.
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