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Eric Bjornstad has passed on

Rock and Ice and Climbing have obits for the desert climber, Eric Bjornstad,(Mt Slesse and Squamish too) has passed on :(
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New book about 1996 Everest tragedy by one of the survivors. New book about 1996 Everest tragedy by one of the survivors.

Check out Lou Kasischke's new book, After the Wind (http://www.afterthewind.com). Lou was a survivor of the 1996 Everest Expedition (Rob Hall's group) and a consultant on the Everest movie that's coming out in 2015. Lou’s interpretation of what went wrong is quite different from Jon Krakauer’s account in Into Thin Air.

See the press release at http://www.afterthewind.com/news-release.htm
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80 day traverse of the Alps

Ivan Peri reaches Monte Carlo after walking for 80 days across the Alps

http://www.planetmountain.com/english/N ... yid=42286#
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1st ascent - Ueli Steck

Of One World Trade Center. "The day’s program involved taking a more conventional route, one with fixed handrails and established foot placements; that is, the stairs. The trailhead was in the basement...."

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2014/ ... ummit-push
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"Artist" tagging rock in national parks

A young woman from New York going by the internet handle "creepytings" and real name Casey Nocket recently took an extended trip to Western national parks including Yosemite, Joshua Tree ,Crater Lake, Zion, Canyonlands and possibly other parks, tagged the rock with her "art", and posted photos of herself doing it on the internet. She did it in acrylic so it will be hard to remove. The story broke here


and there's a thread ...
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30 year old pack recovered from Mt. Baker

Tom Waller reminisces on a Mt Baker (serac?) avalanche 30 years past which took the life of his climbing partner and their guide. The friend's pack, rope and snow fluke were recovered recently.

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Japanese Volcano Deaths

Tragic news out of Japan, in case you didn't already see the news reports:
http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/29/world/asi ... ?hpt=hp_t2
Very sad!
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