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Sharing my personal hiking & climbing experiences, photos, other ‘s excursions, upcoming hiking events mainly in So Cal, other blogs mainly in the news plus links to information of interest to all hikers, mountaineers & mountain lovers.
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Hansjorg Auer, Matthias Auer traverse the Oetztal Alps Kaunergrat in winter by Planetmountain.com
Another Skyline (Mt San Jacinto) rescue from Mt San Jacinto Search and Rescue Facebook
Nine hikers rescued by helicopter from Skyline at the 7500 foot level without crampons or ice axes
Angelica Rainer powers through French Connection in the Dolomites - Planet Mountain
https://www.facebook.com/Mt-San-Jacinto-State-Park-Wilderness-1048769248490815/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE&fref=nf-- Scroll down Mt. San Jacinto State Park & WildernessLike Page 21 hrs · On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at approximately 3:30 pm, California State Parks received a report of a female hiker that was stranded on the Skyline Route. The reporting person said they left together around 5 am from Palm Springs to hike up the Skyline Route. The 2 hikers separated as the other hiker was having difficulties hiking in the snow and ice. The reporting hiker said that they hiked this route last year in March and that there wasn’t any snow. California Highway Patrol Aviation Unit H-60 Helicopter was activated. The female was difficult to locate as she kept moving. CHP H-60 located the female hiker stranded around the 8170 foot level. The female hiker was about ½ mile off the intended route coming up a snow/ice chute towards Notch 2 on the Desert View Trail. The female hiker was successfully hoisted up and flown over to an empty parking lot at the tram.
Bill Burke fails again on Burke Khang 6942 meters - by Stefan Nestler on his blog
Borrego's Palm Canyon/Palm Mesa/ Henderson Canyon - 17 miles 4650 gain by CV Meetup Mar 25
Trapped atop Mount Rainier - trip report with video from Summitpost.org
Nepal to track Everest climbers and Ueli Steck returning in the Springs - Altitude Pakistan blog