Fourteener Access Issue Makes Front Page of NY Times

Private property access restrictions to Colorado Fourteeners made the front page of the New York Times on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005.
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Early Season Mines Peak, Colorado, Avalanche Fatal to Man and Dog

WCF Courier reports an early early avalanche on Mines Peak in Colorado killed Samuel Teetzen of Littleton, CO, and his pet golden retriever.
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Cell Phone GPS Coordinates Leader to Rescue on Greylock Trail in Colorado

The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.
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Salt Lake City Broadcaster Missing Since 1995 Found on Blanca Peak

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the skeletel remains of St. Lake’s PM Magazine TV host Jim Mills were found on Blanca Peak 10 years after he disappeared in 1995. His backpack was found nearby. Blanca Peak is a fourteener near Denver.


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Snowshoers Rescue 73 Year Old Man And Warm Him With Flight Itinerary on Mount Evans

The Rocky Mountain News reports that three weekend snowshers rescued a 73-year-old ill-prepared man lost on Mount Evans and then used their flight itinerary to start a fire. (more…)


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BASE Jumper Injured on North Gateway Rock in Garden of the Gods

The Gazette reports John Agnos fell when he was scaling North Gateway Rock without a rope at Garden of the Gods.
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Authorities Balk at Homeland Security Designation at Elbert Pumped Storage Facility

The Chieftan reports county officials near Mount Elbert are upset over national security designation of the dam at the Twin Lakes pumped storage electric station just south of Colorado’s highest point.
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Climber Falls 60 Feet Down Black Canyon in Gunnison National Park

The Montrose Press reports a climber fell nearly 60 feet into Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park as he was ascending the Escape Artist route on the North Rim wall when he fell and was left suspended in his climbing gear.
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First Active Duty Ranger Fatality in Rocky Mountain National Park

Longmontfyi reports the body of the first climbing ranger to perish on active duty in Rocky Mountain National Park has been found near Spectacle Lakes, southeast of Ypsilon Mountain.
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Walter R. Borneman & Todd Caudle New Book on Colorado Fourteeners

Walter R. Borneman & Todd Caudle have a new book on Colorado Fourteeners:: 14,000 Feet: A Celebration of Colorado’s Highest Mountains.
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Colorado Charging For Some Rescues

A wire report indicates Colorado is considering charging hikers for rescues.
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Four More Colorado Fourteeners Called Off Limits Due to Private Property Issues

The AP reports that four additional Colorado Fourteeners have been called off limits because of private property issues.
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Father Roped to Son in Fatal Maroon Bells Fall

The Aspen Times Kip White who was roped with his son on Maroon Bells had a fatal fall.
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Lightning and Snow Rescue of Man Glissading Quandry Peak

The Denver Post reports rescue crews had to brave lightning and snow to rescue a 65-year-old injured Marty Eisenberg while glissading down Quandry Peak.
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2 Climbing Accidents in Boulder Area

The Daily Camera reports an accident in Boulder Canyon where a climber properly equipped died and an accident on Mount Sanitas where an unproperly hiker fell 30 feet to the trailhead.
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