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Mountain biker headed for epic Africa race

...focused on logging long days with lots of climbing in the Santa Cruz Mountains."The number one challenge is that I'm a slow climber," Grossman says. "If I'm able to climb at 4 miles an hour, versus 3 miles an hour, that could be the difference between...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-03-27/mountain-biker-headed-for-epic-a
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Rescuers ready to lift climber with altitude sickness from McKinley

...weather Friday afternoon before lifting a climber with high-altitude sickness from Mount...spokeswoman Louise Palmer said a Korean climber was stricken Wednesday with mild-to-moderate...Service was not releasing the name of the climber, who is part of an eight-member expedition...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051401/ala_051301ala0010001.shtml
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Refuge Notebook: Crossing the Harding Icefield

Another climber once asked me if I knew the definition of mountaineering. There are a lot of possible answers to a question like that, but nothing...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-07-18/refuge-notebook-crossing-the-har
Outdoors
Octogenarians summit Everest

...world's best feeling" even with an 81-year-old Nepalese climber not far behind him.Yuichiro Miura, a former extreme skier...crossed paths before.Miura, who had become the oldest Everest climber with his ascent at age 70, would have reclaimed the title...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-05-23/octogenarians-summit-everest
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Climber decides to descend McKinley after altitude condition improves

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Mount McKinley climber with high-altitude sickness had improved enough Saturday to...group. ''It's really good to see this party help their own climber down,'' Palmer said. ''Our purpose is to give assistance...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/051301/ala_051301ala0130001.shtml
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Report inspires former resident

...vice 20,320 feet in 1952), which prompts this observation: Denali is shrinking and It got me to thinking What's a poor climber to say? When we got near the top Will it count if we stopped Some eighty-three feet away? The ground is still frozen And...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-17/report-inspirers-former-r
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Former quarry provides ice-climbing thrills

...Vavricka of St. Paul, himself an avid climber who most recently took up whitewater canoeing...up outside their trucks and tents. A climber with a camera marveled at the ice's...sport can be a tough sell.As novice ice climber Sarah Brown, a physician's assistant...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2014-01-23/former-quarry-provides-ice-climb
Outdoors

...climbers have scaled the 8,850-meter (29,035-foot) summit since 1953, when it was first conquered by New Zealand climber Edmund Hillary and his Sherpa guide Tenzing Norgay. Hundreds of others have died in the attempt, while many have succeeded...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-03-04
News
Sterling mechanic brings new life to old classics

...and limber those bikes are?" he said, pausing to reflect on his own memories of riding them as a child. "It's a hill-climber. It's hills and rocks, first gear is like a mile an hour. They go real slow. Top speed is only like 30 miles an hour...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-01-18/sterling-mechanic-brings-new-life-to
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What others say: Stand tall, Denali

...minds than base measurements, anyway.Ask anyone who has seen that mountain range - locals, tourists or, especially, any climber who has reached the summit, or failed to and gone back to base camp - those 83 feet don't mean a thing when one beholds...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2013-09-22/what-others-say-stand-tall-denali
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