Arizona, New Hampshire and Virginia Backcountry Accident Reports

Here’s February 22, 2006 accident reports:

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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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Mountaineer Memorabilia on Ebay

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond Mountaineers are offering memorabilia on ebay in a charity fundraiser:
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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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Google Earth Tour of Brokeback Mountain Locations





Download our Google Earth tour of Brokeback Mountain locations here

You of course need the free program Google Earth installed and a high bandwidth internet connection.

This was all prompted by the most popular thread ever when we discussed whether there are any Brokeback Mountains in the country.
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List of National Forest Land to Be Sold


The Forest Service hopes to raise $800 million by selling 300,000 acres of national forest land in “isolated parcels” to secure funding for rural schools. That amounts to 469 square miles and is less than 1 percent of the National Forest Land. By contrast Rhode Island is 2,000 square miles and Manhattan is 31 square miles. Here’s a calculator.

Amazingly Missouri ranks fourth in acreage identified for sale behind California (85,000), Idaho (26,000) and Colorado (21,572). Since I’m originally from Missouri I’ll break down the numbers further. The 21,000 acres in Missouri amounts to approximately 34 square miles. The City of St. Louis consists of an area of 61 square miles.
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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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Last 10 Comments on americasroof News Stories

Here’s the last 10 comments posted on this news section.
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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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MSNBC Article on Insurance Options for Climbers


MSNBC has an excellent article on insurance options for climbers.
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Mountaineers Now Urge Climbers Whether It Is Safer to Wait for Help

The Mountaineers are planning to teach climbers to evaluate whether it is safer to wait for help.
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Texas Hiker in Helicopter Rescue After Jumping Mount Bonnell Fence May Face Fine

Austin is considering a $500 fine for hiker who jumped the fence on Mount Bonnell and had to be rescued by helicopter.
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Judge Throws Out $20 Million Wrongful Death Suit in Yosemite

A judge has thrown out the lawsuit that Yosemite was responsible for a fatal rock slide.

Below is the original September 14, 2005, post:
Superclimb reports climbers fear a $20 million wrongful death suit against Yosemite will end the sport there.
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