News from the Field

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NZ Climber Athol Whimp Dies in Fall

Athol Whimp, a major figure in New Zealand's climbing and mountaineering history, died in a fall in Fiordland on the country's South Island last week. Whimp, 50, was known for establishing... Read More

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PCC Gets Mountain Finish Near Boulder

Organizers from the USA Pro Cycling Challenge on Tuesday announced that the race will gain an uphill finish on stage six, just outside of Boulder, Colorado on Flagstaff Mountain. It will be the... Read More

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Ötzi the Iceman Gets Genome Sequenced

Scientists at the European Institute for Mummies have sequenced the genome of a 5,300-year-old mummy known as Ötzi the Iceman, according to a paper published on Tuesday. Europe's oldest... Read More

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Wolves In Jackson, WY May Be Killed

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is mulling a plan to kill several wolves that appear to have become habituated to humans in Jackson, Wyoming. Wolf sightings became frequent in Jackson last... Read More

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Skiers Descend Aiguille du Moine

A team of five Italian skiers and snowboarders last week recorded the third-ever recorded descent of the southeast face of Aiguille du Moine in the French Alps. Davide Capozzi, Julien Herry,... Read More