Category Archives: Colorado

USGS Lists 169 Volcanoes That Need to Be Watched

Spatial News reports the USGS has issued it first list of 169 U.S. volcanoes that need to be monitored through its National Volcano Early Warning System (NVEWS) .

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13,000 Foot Peak 8 Ski Lift At Breckenridge — Highest in North America — Approved

The Denver Post reports federal approval for a 13,000 foot ski lift to Peak 8 at Breckenridge Ski Resort in Colorado — the highest in North America.

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Man Credits Survival Training in Surviving 8 Nights in Colorado Mountains With Broken Leg

The DenverPost and wire services around the world are reporting that Charles Horton, 55, survived eight nights in near Chapman Reservoir in Rio Blanco County in Routt National Forest near Steamboat Springs after breaking his leg in a cross country … Continue reading

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Man and Dog Begin Walk From Galveston to Elbert Summit

The Dallas News reports Jeff Robinson and his boxer dog Walker have started a 1,336 mile journey from Galveston, Texas, to the summit of Mount Elbert and the on to Denver.

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Fatal Avalanche on Colorado Fourteener Mount Quandry

Outdoorwire reports two climbers in a church group were caught in an avalanche on Colorado Fourteener Mount Quandry near Breckenridge. One climber was able to call 911 with his cell phone. The body of the other climber was recovered with … Continue reading

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Aron Ralston Completes Mission to Be First Winter Solo Climber on Fourteeners

The Aspen Times reports Aron Ralston is the first climber to complete the Colorado fourteener winter solo project (by a count of 54, 59 or whatever). And he’s just the third climber to reach the top of all the fourteeners … Continue reading

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TV News Copter In Rescue on Mount Bierstadt

The DenverChannel reports a Channel 7 helicopter plucked 42-year-old hiker from Littleton, Colo., off 14,060 foot Mount Bierstadt. Wendy Dean had gotten caught in white out conditions and a search was in progress. Dean said she became disoriented in the … Continue reading

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Avalanche Kills Member of Avalanche Awareness Class in Aspen

9news in Denver reports a man in an avalanche awareness class was killed when an avalanche hit the group outside of teh Aspen Highlands Ski Area in arrea known Five Fingers Bowl.

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Fatality in 100 Foot Fall in Cheyenne Canyon, Colorado

The Denver Channel reports Efron Roque de la Cruz was killed in a 100 foot fall while hiking with his brother and two friends Monday in Cheyenne Canyon near Colorado Springs.

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Soloist Survives 100 Foot Fall on Keyhole Route on Long’s Peak

The NPS reports: A 28-year-old man from Aurora, Colorado, fell about 100 feet from the Narrows section of the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak around 10 a.m. on the morning of Thursday, January 20th, knocking himself unconscious. When he regained … Continue reading

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Harnish Gowns Blog of Attempt to Climb all Coloroado Fourteeners in One Calendar Winter

Various newspapers including Arizona Central report that 28-year-old Harnish Gowans of Colorado Springs is seeking to be the first person to climb all 54 Colorado Fourteeners in the same calendar winter. His blog is on the Wild Snow website . … Continue reading

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Woman Falls During 10th Annual Ouray Ice Festival

The Montrose Press reports that an ice climber fell 80 feet while climbing at the Ouray Ice Park She was airlifted to a hospital. This occurred during the 10th Annual Ouray Ice Festival but she was not part of the … Continue reading

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Mt Quandary Avalanche in Colorado

Mt Quandary Avalanche in Colorado

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Man Strangled By Own Climbing Gear in El Dorado Canyon in Colorado

Man Strangled By Own Climbing Gear in El Dorado Canyon in Colorado

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Police Puzzled Over Knifing of Hiker Near Red Rocks in Colorado

Police Puzzled Over Knifing of Hiker Near Red Rocks in Colorado

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