Czech Dies While Attempting to Ski Down Denali’s Messner Couloir

Pavel Michut, 45, fell his death while attempting to ski down Denali’s Messner Couloir it was reported on May 29, 2016.

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Fatalities on Everest in 4 Consecutive May Days

There have been 4 fataltiies on Everest so far this season.
*Phurba Sherpa died died THursdsay, May 19 about 150 meters from the summit.
*Eric Arnold, 36, of the Netherlands, died Friday, May 20 while coming down from a successful summit
*Maria Strydom, 34, of Australia died Saturday, May 21, from altitude sickness at Camp IV
*Subash Paul, 44, died Sunday, May 22, at Base Camp

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Baxter Seeks $10,000 Search Costs After Hiker Doesn’t Register and Hikes Into Big Storm on Katahdin

For the third time in Baxter State history, the park is seeking to have a lost hiker pay $10,000 for the search for him after he didn’t self-register on December 8 and then was reported lost.

The search which involved a Black Hawk helicopter was postponed after two hours because of heavy snows. The hiker left the Helon Taylor Trail and spent the night in the woods in the storm. He was eventually found walking down Roaring Brook Road as a ranger was beginning his search.

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Hiking Nevada’s County High Points

Andy Martin at the cohp group notes the arrival of Hiking Nevada’s County High Points

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Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.

Alaska Dispatch reports Talkeetna-base camp pilot Cliff Hudson has died.

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John Mitchler Acceptance Speech Video

A video of John Mitchler accepting the Jakk Longacre Award at the New Jersey 2009 convention has been added.

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Autographed Ed Hillary Book Up for Auction

The Highpointers Foundation is auctioning off a signed autobiography by Edmund Hillary. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 18.

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Ameren Documentary on Taum Sauk Collapse Stirs Controversy

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other newspapers are being surprised by Ameren’s P.R. push following the Taum Sauk disaster with the airing of “A New Beginning: Johnson’s Shut-ins State Park”

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Summiting Highpoints in the Nude

The Guardian in an article by nude hiker Hank Wangford reports that Nepal is moving to ban nude summiting Everest after a climber stripped on the summit in 2006.

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March of Dimes Monument Moved From Mount Mansfield Nose

The Burlington Free Press has an article on the moving of the March of Dimes monument from the Nose of Mount Mansfield to a more visible location at Mayo Farm in the village of Stowe.

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Road to Mount Greylock Closed Until 2009

The road to Mount Greylock is closed and scheduled to reopen in 2009. You can get updates on the official site which notes:

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Change in Kentucky Waiver Address

The State of Kentucky has taken over the Kentucky Coal Museum in Benham which is where waivers to climb Black Mountain had been housed and the state of Kentucky does not want to handle them. You now must mail the waiver directly to the Penn-Virginia Coal Company.

Waivers are required because the highpoint is on private property and there is coal mining operations in the area.

The release is available at:

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Youtube Video of White Butte Rattlesnakes

Mark Kalinowski has a remark youtube video showing the rattlesnakes on White Butte.

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40th Anniversary of Fatal Crash on Mount Washington Cog Railway

The Associated Press via Newsday has a story on the 40th anniversary of a crash on the Mount Washington cog railway which killed 8 and injured at least 70.

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