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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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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Mountaineers are offering memorabilia on ebay in a charity fundraiser:
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Peruvian Holmes Pantoja Bayona claims to have climber South America’s highest point in 13 hours:
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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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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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The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÂªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÂ¨re 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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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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Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
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Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.
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MSNBC has an excellent article on insurance options for climbers.
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The Mountaineers are planning to teach climbers to evaluate whether it is safer to wait for help.
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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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