International Mountain Guides’ Mike Hamill climbed the highest peak on each continent in 11 months according to a recent post on the IMG website.
Here are some of the details courtesy of IMG:
Mike Hamill didn’t start 2008 planning to do the Seven Summits, but the stars lined up and it happened. Along with the Seven Summits, Mike also guided a successful October ascent of Cho Oyu to round out his busy year. Congrats to Mike!
White Pass Ski Area sent out this letter via e-mail to its season pass holders today:
After twenty-four years of planning, the path is now clear for the development of an additional 767 acres at White Pass. On September 9th, 2008 United States District Court Judge James Robart ruled in favor of the United States Forest Service (USFS) and the White Pass Company denying the Sierra Club’s and Hogback Basin Preservation Association’s appeal. USFS and White Pass’ arguments “carried the day” on all counts deliberated. While Judge Robart’s decision was open for appeal to the 9th Circuit Court,
Here is this week’s photo. I took this as the wrecking ball took bites out of the roof of the old Jackson Visitor Center. I thought I would share it with readers since the Nisqually Road is still closed.
Jeffrey P. Mayor/The News Tribune
Concrete, metal and other debris flies as a 4,500-pound wrecking ball crashes through the roof of the old Jackson visitor center at Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park.
It was amazing to watch the crane operators aim the wrecking ball, which weighs 4,500 pounds, to hit exactly
Dave Ellis, the deputy director at Northwest Trek, is scheduled to be on tonight’s episode of "Weird, True and Freaky" on Animal Planet.
A production crew from Animal Planet visited the wildlife park outside of Eatonville last August. They interviewed Ellis about the rut behavior of animals such as deer and elk, and other animal activities.
According to Animal Planet’s Web site, the show looks at "some of the strangest, craziest, real-life stories on four legs."
Ellis is supposed to be in the "Mob Mentality" portion of the episode.