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The climbing community was stunned by the Aug. 13 deaths on K2 of British climber Alison Hargreaves, Rob Slater of Boulder, Colo., Bruce Grant of New Zealand, Jeff Lakes of Calgary, Alberta, and Spaniards Javier Escartin, Lorenzo Ortiz Monson and Javier Olivar.
BRITISH MOUNTAINEER HINKES PLANS TO CLIMB TOP 14
British mountaineer Alan Hinkes, who summitted K2 in June, recently told the British Press Association that he plans to become the first Briton to reach the summit of the world's 14 highest peaks.
2111 FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION
The 2111 Foundation for Exploration, an organization founded in 1994 to offer support to expeditions with interests related to space and planetary exploration, has announced the recipients of its 1995 research/expedition grants.
FILM WILL DOCUMENT TIBETAN WILDERNESS
American explorer, guide and author of "Trekking in Tibet," Gary McCue, will bring two scientists and a film crew on a 1,000-mile old-fashioned yak caravan trek through Tibet's eastern Chang Tang Reserve.
GREENLAND EXPEDITION STUDYING GLACIOLOGY
British doctoral student Paul Johnson and his assistant Judith Chrystie departed recently for the Russell Glacier in Kangerlussuaq (formerly Sondre Stromfjord), West Greenland, on a three-week expedition to carry out glaciological research.
Two Mount Rainier National Park climbing rangers died Aug. 12 while attempting a late night rescue of a climber who had broken his ankle.
Why Climbers Make Mental Mistakes
An article in The New York Times Aug. 23 detailed experiments done on Mount Everest and Pikes Peak (14,110 feet) regarding the effect of high altitude on cognition.
The Great Balloon Race
An Aug. 22 New York Times story entitled, "3 Teams of Adventurers Hope to Circle the Globe in Balloons," told of the plans of three international balloon crews, each hoping to make the first nonstop circumnavigation this fall.
Nice Girls Need Not Apply
Norwegian explorer Liv Arnesen, who became the first woman to ski 1,200 miles solo to the South Pole in December 1994 (See EN, January 1995), has written a book entitled, "Nice Girls Don't Ski to the South Pole Alone."
IT WAS BOUND TO HAPPEN SOMETIME
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