June 30, 2009 It News

It’s a Girl!!!

Our little girl is here! Roxanne and I are so happy to announce the birth of our daughter, who arrived a little early last night but safe and sound and very healthy. Mom and baby are together and doing great. I am having a lot of spontaneous tears of joy as I sit here thinking (more...)...

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May 19, 2009 San Antonio Ski Hut Work Party News

San Antonio Ski Hut Work Party

I’ve got to hand it to the folks who manage the San Antonio Ski Hut: not only have they rebranded work as fun, but they actually get you to pay them while you do it. Tom Sawyer would be proud. Yes, it’s time again for the ambiguously-annual San Antonio Ski Hut Work “Party”, in which (more...)...

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March 18, 2009 Avalanche Rescue Course - Overview News

Avalanche Rescue Course – Overview

Last Sunday I participated in a one-day avalanche rescue course offered by the Southern California National Ski Patrol. This course was specifically intended for rescue personnel who might be called upon to participate in an actual avalanche incident. Over a hundred people attended, including members of regional agencies like police and fire, and also numerous (more...)...

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August 7, 2008 Dept. of Propaganda: BPA Facts.org News

Dept. of Propaganda: BPA Facts.org

Perhaps by now you’ve heard the radio spot on KFI AM 640: A concerned female voice warns consumers: ‘Soon, many common everyday products could disappear from grocery store shelves all across California’. What’s the threat, you ask? Those dastardly Sacramento Politicians are trying to ban BPA—a chemical that has been safely used for 50 years (more...)...

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August 5, 2008 News

LA Climber Among K2 Survivors

On August 1, 2008, Hermosa Beach climber Nicholas Rice awoke after a freezing night at Camp IV and made his way to just below the “Bottleneck”. Rice, 23, was attempting to climb K2, the world’s second-highest mountain, widely considered one of the world’s most difficult summit (and one of the most deadly) (more...)...

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March 12, 2008 Mountain High Avalanches - Incident Report News

Mountain High Avalanches – Incident Report

This morning, I spoke with Jeff Pierce, who was the Site Commander for two of the three avalanches that took place in the vicinity of Mountain High ski area on 25 January 2008 in the San Gabriel Mountains. Jeff was also kind enough to share photos of the scene (more...)...

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January 26, 2008 3 Avalanche Fatalaties in San Gabriel Mts. News

3 Avalanche Fatalaties in San Gabriel Mts.

Three people died yesterday in at least two separate avalanches near Mountain High ski resort, in the San Gabriel Mountains. According to the Los Angeles Times, the incidents occurred in Government and Sawmill Canyons, both of which border Mountain High East. These Canyons, which are out-of-bounds, are treed but relatively open. Both canyons run north-south. (more...)...

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January 11, 2008 “I am a Lucky Man…” News

“I am a Lucky Man…”

“I am a lucky man,” Hillary told an interviewer after the Everest climb. “I have had a dream and it has come true, and that is not a thing that happens often to men.” Sir Edmund Hillary, born 20 July, 1919, died January 11, 2008. (more...)...

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January 8, 2008 Greenland Uncertainty News

Greenland Uncertainty

The New York Times has a front-page article today on the melting of Greenland’s ice. Greenland occupies a special place in the global warming watch, as it contains an extraordinary amount of frozen water (a Gulf of Mexico’s worth, according to the article). Should all of this ice melt abruptly, it would indeed make for (more...)...

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August 1, 2007 Barcroft Research Lab Open House News

Barcroft Research Lab Open House

If you’re free this Sunday, August 5, you might enjoy paying a visit to the University of California’s Barcroft Research Station. They’re having their annual open house, allowing the public to come in and try to sniff out the top-secret projects normally kept under wraps. Barcroft sits around 13K on White Mountain. Normally, the road (more...)...

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