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After more than 30 years in the outdoor writing business, you would think I'd know better.
Tag Archives: Mountains
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Found on Facebook @ Crater Lake National Park.
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Fee increase proposed at Sleeping Bear Dunes and other U.S. national parks
By Howard Meyerson If you are planning a trip to a national park this summer, you might want to check and see what it will cost to get in. Entrance, camping, and other fees will be higher at some … Continue reading
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Looking Back on Everest: Jim Whittaker 50 years hence
Perhaps you know of this man: Jim Wittaker, the first American to climb Mt. Everest. That American expedition took place nearly 50 years ago in 1963. Whittaker and his sherpa, Nawang Gombu, were the seventh and eighth ever to climb … Continue reading
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Getting Edgy: Collaboration Unlikely
In light of recent aggressive attacks by mountain goats, one might imagine a climber’s consternation. Photo found at The American Alpine Institute on Facebook.
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Originally posted on Hiking Angeles Forest:
Our early afternoon arrival at Trail Camp corresponded with the appearance of dark storm clouds. The pattern the ranger and Scott spoke of for past days was holding true on this day too. Fortunately,…
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5 wounded warriors attempt Mount McKinley summit
Five men who have fought America’s wars, four of which lost a limb, took on the biggest challenge of their life, a Fox News report says today. They are all attempting to climb Mt. McKinley, North America’s highest peak. The … Continue reading
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Now this is living!
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Four People Die on Mt. Everest
Four climbers said to be old chums died on Mt. Everest this past weekend. Reports so far are that all four died from altitude sickness. The climbers come from Germany, South Korea, Canada and China, Discovery News reports today. The … Continue reading
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1,100-foot fall causes first death of season on McKinley
Mount McKinley, North America’s highest peak, claimed its first climber for the 2012 climbing season. The climber, as yet unidentified, fell 1,100 feet Friday after turning to retrieve a backpack that was sliding down a slope, Denali National Park officials … Continue reading
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73-year-old Japanese woman scales Mount Everest, breaks her own record
A feel good story if ever there was one. It gives this aging outdoor writer hope. Tamae Watanabe reached Everest’s 8,850-meter-high (29,035-foot-high) summit from the northern side of the mountain in Tibet on Saturday morning, the New York Daily News … Continue reading
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