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- Fate of 60 Million Acres at Stake
Wednesday, December 15, 1999
The Forest Service, in response to a directive from President Clinton, is developing a draft policy on how lands that have been "untouched by human intervention", specifically "roadless" lands, should be managed and protected. Public comment on this matter expires on December 20, 1999.
- New Official Height for Everest
Thursday, November 11, 1999
Scientists supported by the National Geographic and Boston's Museum of Science were able to operate Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite equipment on the very top of Mount Everest last May and have determined the precise height of the world's tallest mountain.
- NOLS Founder Paul Petzoldt Dead at 91
Monday, October 11, 1999
Teton climbing pioneer Paul Petzoldt, the man who started the National
Outdoor Leadership School, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, at a nursing home in Topsham,
Maine. He was 91.
- Baker Holds World Snowfall Record
Thursday, August 26, 1999
The Mt. Baker Ski Area in northwestern Washington reported 1,140 inches of snowfall for the '98-99 season the most ever measured in a single season. The National Climate Extremes Committee made a unanimous recommendation to the director of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's (NOAA) National Climatic Data Center to accept the figure.
- Outdoor Retailer Worker Killed by Falling Beam
6:59 a.m. Thursday, August 12, 1999
The single fatality from yesterday's tornado occurred in Pavilion 2 when one
of the massive support beams for what is essentially a huge tent fell on a
worker. Allen Crandy, 38, of Las Vegas, Nevada, was killed.
- Protests Mark Vail's Expansion
Thursday, July 1, 1999
Construction on Vail's 885-acre Category III got
underway July 1, but not before more than 30
protesters representing various environmental
groups tried to block the main access road up Vail
- Jim Haberl Killed in Alaska
Thursday, May 6, 1999
Well known climber and author James Haberl, of Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, was killed Friday, April 29, when a slab avalanche pushed him over a cliff in the University Range of Wrangell-St.Elias National Park in Alaska.
- Mythic Carstensz Pyramid Reopens
Tuesday, March 9, 1999
Australasia's highest peak, Indonesia's Carstensz Pyramid (or Puncak Jaya to the locals) has been reopened after years of closure resulting from political instability.
- AAI Gets Guiding Permit
Wednesday, January 6, 1999
Alpine Ascents International (AAI), one of the world's largest
mountain climbing guide services, has been approved by the Denali
National Park and the United States Park Service to take over one of the
coveted mountain-guiding concessions on North America's highest
peak--Denali (Mt. McKinley).
- Whistler in 2010?
Thursday, December 3, 1998
The Canadian Olympic Association Tuesday morning cleared the way for Vancouver-Whistler to host the 2010 Winter Games.
- Daniel Osman Killed
Wednesday, November 25, 1998
Experienced rock climber Daniel Osman, featured in the Masters of Stone video series was killed Monday when he fell 1200 feet while performing a "controlled free fall."
- Lord Hunt Dead at 88
Wednesday, November 11, 1998
In 1953, as leader
of the first successful Everest expedition, Hunt, a
climber himself, gave up his chance for the summit
and instead made it possible for Sir Edmund Hillary
and Tenzing Norgay to reach the top
- Snowboarder Killed in Utah
Tuesday, November 10, 1998
A 21-year-old snowboarder was killed Saturday after he triggered an
avalanche in a popular "closed" area
of the Wasatch Mountains of Utah.
- Lute Jerstad Dead
Monday, November 2, 1998
Lute Jerstad, who participated in the first
successful American Everest expedition in 1963, died yesterday while
trekking in the Everest Region.
Jerstad, 61, apparently suffered a heart attack while in Tukla, below the
village of Lobuche at 5000m.