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Climbers have discovered the skeletel remains of a hiker belived lost on Mount Cook in the 1980s.

The remains were found at the head of the Godley Glacier in an area below Sealy Pass – a high-altitude pass running between the Whataroa River and the Godley River.

More than 200 climbers have lost their lives on Mt Cook/Aorangi since 1914.
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8:09 AM - Jan 12, 2006 #12

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30 year old Borja Oviedo suffered a heart attack10 metres short of the 6,962m high summit of Aconcaqua.
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8:11 AM - Jan 12, 2006 #13

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Authorities have closed a trail to Kilimanjaro After three Americans were killed in a rock slide.

A sudden change in weather at Kibo peak dislodged the rocks, Tanzania National Parks head Gerald Digurube said. He said five foreigners were seriously injured and were taken to Kilimanjaro Medical Center for treatment.
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Rock Slide Kills Mount Kilimanjaro Climbers
Wednesday, January 04, 2006
Mount Kilimanjaro death route closed
January 11, 2005

Colorado Hiker Dies On African Peak
TheDenverChannel.com - Denver,CO,USA
A rock slide on Africa’s highest peak Wednesday claimed three lives, including 27-year-old Kristian Ferguson, of Longmont, Colo. …

Mass. General Treating Injured Kilimanjaro Hiker
Boston Channel.com - MA, USA
Cunha, of Jefferson, NH, was struck in the left shoulder. He survived, and will undergo surgery Monday at Massachusetts General Hospital. …

Adventurer died while afoot
Denver Post - Denver,CO,USA
… The accounts by Nebgen and Scott Sammis differ from the official version given by Tanzanian officials, who said the climbers were sleeping in tents. …

Melrose Woman Killed On Mount Kilimanjaro
CBS4Boston - Boston,USA
… The women were staying at a camp site part way up the mountain’s treacherous “Western Breach.” Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest mountain. …
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8:13 AM - Jan 12, 2006 #14

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Heather Wilson, 43, of Hartford, Conn., was rescued on Hopper Trail on Greylock suffering from hypothermia.

Sections of the Hopper Trail follow alongside the “Hopper,” a part of the reservation that resembles a funnel-shaped container.
According to the Weather Channel, the temperature in the Williamstown area during the rescue was about 24 degrees Fahrenheit.

Wilson was treated and released from the hospital.
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6:33 AM - Jan 17, 2006 #15

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The Daily InterLake story on the avalanche:

An avalanche that swept down Red Meadow Peak on Saturday afternoon was so powerful it blew water and fish out of Red Meadow Lake below. It killed two of three snowmobilers who were buried in it.

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An account from the initial rescuers:

Five snowmobilers who went to investigate an avalanche they heard Saturday afternoon north of Olney saved a man’s life.

Jim Jacobs and four of his friends were about a half mile away when snow from Red Meadow Peak crashed down on three other snowmobilers. Jacobs and his friends didn’t know anyone was in its lethal path.

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7:00 PM - Jan 17, 2006 #16

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DEEP CREEK, NC — The body of a young woman was found Sunday afternoon in the Deep Creek Area of the <a href=http://www.nps.gov/grsm/index.htm>Great Smoky Mountains National Park</a>.

A church group hiking in the area discovered the body just off Toms Branch Road, a narrow gravel road, according to Park Service spokeswoman Nancy Gray. The body was about a half-mile inside the park boundary in <a href=http://www.swaincounty.org/>Swain County</a>.

“We don’t know her age, but she appears to be in her teens or early twenties,” Gray said. “It is being investigated as a criminal case.”

The <a href=http://www.nps.gov>Park Service</a>, the <a href=http://www.fbi.gov>Federal Bureau of Investigation</a> and the <a href=http://www.swaincounty.org/page6.html>Swain County Sheriff’s Office</a> are investigating. The body was removed around 1 p.m. Monday and taken to <a href=http://www.ci.chapel-hill.nc.us/>Chapel Hill</a> for an autopsy.

Police ask anyone with information about the case to call the Park Service at (865) 436-1230 or the Swain County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 488-2197.

<a href=http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs. ... 6032>Click here to read the article</a>.

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3:18 PM - Jan 18, 2006 #17


About 600 square miles of the Uinta National Forest were closed to the public Tuesday as frequent avalanches continued to hit the area where a snowshoer was lost on Saturday.

Forest officials said the closure was needed to keep others from getting caught in slides, and to help the search for Marshall Higgins, 33, of Salt Lake City, who is presumed dead. He was snowshoeing with a friend, Jeff Frederick, also of Salt Lake City, when they were caught in an avalanche on Mount Timpanogos near Emerald Lake.
Anyone who violates the closure could be fined up to $5,000 and face up to six months in jail.
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FYI, Timpanogos lies in the Uinta national forest but is part of the Wasatch range. The Uintas run east-west and contain parts of the Ashley national forest and Wasatch-Cache national forest.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r4/uinta/

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8:51 PM - Jan 18, 2006 #18


About 600 square miles of the Uinta National Forest were closed to the public Tuesday as frequent avalanches continued to hit the area where a snowshoer was lost on Saturday.

Forest officials said the closure was needed to keep others from getting caught in slides, and to help the search for Marshall Higgins, 33, of Salt Lake City, who is presumed dead. He was snowshoeing with a friend, Jeff Frederick, also of Salt Lake City, when they were caught in an avalanche on Mount Timpanogos near Emerald Lake.
Anyone who violates the closure could be fined up to $5,000 and face up to six months in jail.
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Ben is correct. The Uinta Mountains (including Kings Peak) are mostly a part of the Wasatch and Ashley National Forest, with only a very small section of Uinta National Forest. Most of the Uinta National Forest, and Mount Timpanogos are in the Wasatch Range.
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3:25 PM - Jan 25, 2006 #19

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A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.

Two of the party are believed to have secured themselves to rock as the third man began his abseil. As he did, it is believed the piece of rock his colleagues were secured to gave way. The debris fell and hit the third man on the hand, and his two colleagues fell about 100ft at the back of Douglas Boulder.

Climber killed after 100ft fall on Ben Nevis
The Herald
January 24, 2006
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3:28 PM - Jan 25, 2006 #20

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Luis de Carlos, 60, from Naremburn in Sydney’s north, is believed to have blown off the Lanin volcano, near the border of Chile and Argentina in the Patagonian region.

The recovery of the body yesterday ended days of worry but it may be some time before his body can be brought home, his friend Markus Schar said today.

Australian ‘blown off’ volcano
January 24, 2006
Sydney Morning Herald
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