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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.

http://www.king5.com/story/news/local/seattle/2014/10/02/avalanche-victim-backpack-returned/16571587/
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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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Tragic! RIP Hervé Gourdel

Now a grouped linked to ISIS has killed a french mountain guide! This hits home to the climbing community!
RIP Hervé Gourdel

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/a ... -1.1951004
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Messner turns 70

See the interview with R. Messner, who celebrates today his 70th birthday:
http://youtu.be/6eIjZCxavjQ
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Fatal accident in Yosemite

Brad Parker died while climbing Matthes Crest in Yosemite on Saturday, the same day he proposed to his girlfriend. Condolences to her and his family.

Source.
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Pinto and Fonck on Tunsho Sur, Peruvian Cordillera Central Pinto and Fonck on Tunsho Sur, Peruvian Cordillera Central

Beto Pinto y Guy Fonck ascienden el virgen Tunsho Sur (5.520 m): http://desnivel.com/alpinismo/beto-pint ... sur-5520-m (in Spanish)
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Norway celebrates 50 years Tirich Mir climbing anniversary

Mr. Ralph Hoibakk the 1st scaler of Tirich Mir East 7692m is coming to Chitral-Pakistan with other 4 climbers in August to celebrate his 50 years anniversary of his first attempt. The main peak Tirich Mir 7708m was also climbed for the first time by another Norwegian expedition in 1950, which was led by the famous philosopher Arne Naes.
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