News from the Field

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Man Dies in Fall on McKinley

An unidentified climber died Friday afternoon in Denali National Park after falling more than 1,000 feet on Mount McKinley. The climber slipped while trying to catch a sliding backpack during a... Read More

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Woman Breaks Everest Age Record

Seventy-three-year-old Japanese climber Tamae Watanabe on Saturday broke her own record as the oldest woman to summit Mount Everest. Watanabe set the previous record at age 63 in 2002. On Saturday... Read More

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Zabriski Rides Into ToC Leader's Jersey

Garmin-Barracuda rider Dave Zabriskie on Thursday captured the overall leader's jersey in the Tour of California with a victory in stage five's individual time trial. Zabriskie, 33, finished 23... Read More

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Tidal Forces May Predict Megaquakes

Researchers in Japan say that monitoring tidal forces may help predict major earthquakes like the one that triggered a massive tsunami last March. Sachiko Tanaka from the National Research... Read More

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Solar Eclipse Visible on Sunday in U.S.

On May 20, people in the western United States will be able to spot an annular solar eclipse for the first time in 18 years. On Sunday afternoon, the moon will pass in front of the sun, covering it... Read More