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February 20, 2014 | By Lornet Turnbull
Chad Kellogg, an elite alpinist who climbed some of the world's highest and most challenging peaks - charging up mountains and breaking records for the fastest ascents - was killed Feb. 14 while descending Mt. Fitz Roy, a prominent peak in the Patagonia region of Argentina. He was 42. Kellogg, a Seattle resident, and his climbing partner Jens Holsten, of Leavenworth, Wash., had successfully summited the 11,000-foot mountain and were hanging together from a preestablished anchor when a rock fell, striking Kellogg and killing him instantly.
September 22, 2013
SOUTH AMERICA Presentation Jared Vagy will share his experiences in South America climbing glaciated mountains, technical rock walls, remote icy peaks and an attempt at Aconcagua, Argentina, the highest mountain in the world outside the Himalayas. When, where: 7 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Santa Monica, 402 Santa Monica Blvd. Admission, info: Free. (310) 458-4370. PHOTOGRAPHY Presentation Eric Poppleton will present digital and printed media from his globe-trotting expeditions as well as tips and tricks of the trade.
September 4, 2011 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
In the quiet mountains above this small coastal town, it feels at times as if war has broken out. Large swaths of the forest have been closed to visitors. Helicopters with infrared cameras fly above the mountains. And at one point last week, camouflaged sheriff's deputies rode the area's picturesque Skunk Train, which usually carries tourists on a winding trip through the woods. The officers, joined by FBI and state forestry agents, have been hunting for the man who shot and killed Fort Bragg City Councilman Jere Melo last Saturday.
March 11, 2001 | JACK LEONARD
A Mission Viejo bike rider who lost his way in the Santa Ana mountains and spent the night in stormy weather was found unhurt Saturday afternoon, authorities said. Alberto Almanza, 31, managed to signal an Orange County Fire Authority helicopter as it scoured the mountains for him about 3:25 p.m., said Orange County Sheriff's Lt. Rich Paddock. Almanza's family reported the experienced biker missing Saturday morning after he failed to return from a ride along the San Juan Trail, Paddock said.
February 10, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two hikers found human bones in a remote part of a mountain range, and authorities were preparing to test them to determine the person's identity, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Authorities believe a mountain lion scattered the bones and carried some of them to a rock plateau, where the hikers found them over the weekend, said Lake County Sheriff's Sgt. Mike Morshed.
Sunny skies and lots of snow were the reports coming out of the Sierra Nevada and San Bernardino Mountain ski areas Saturday, and meteorologists predicted sunny to partly cloudy weather and possible showers by the end of the holiday weekend. Most of the roads closed earlier by the storms that pounded the mountain areas in Southern and Central California were open by Saturday, law enforcement agencies reported.
April 16, 2000 | TONY LYSTRA
A fast-moving storm system is expected to dump up to 4 inches of rain in Ventura County's mountain areas Monday before giving way to clear skies Tuesday afternoon. Clouds are expected to move over the county tonight, yielding an estimated 80% chance of rain Monday, said Bill Hoffer, a National Weather Service meteorologist. An estimated quarter- to half-inch of rain could fall Monday in coastal areas, with 2 inches possible in the foothills and 4 inches in the mountains, Hoffer said.
April 18, 2012 | Steve Lopez
We headed into the weekend without much of a plan, other than taking in a Dodger game. But as things turned out, we would have written a song if Randy Newman hadn't beaten us to it. On Saturday morning, the storm had moved out, the air was crisp and the sky was mostly clear. How about a hike in the mountains? I ran this past the family and the chairwoman of the board voted yes, but the 8-year-old vice chair was a tough sell. Her questions included "What mountains?" and "What are we going to do there?"
July 17, 2009 | TIMES WIRE REPORTS
Police said 10 climbers have died on two mountains in northern Japan. Nine people died while climbing Mt. Tomuraushi on Hokkaido island, police spokesman Masafumi Yamasaki said. And a woman died on a different mountain on Hokkaido, he said. He could not provide further details, including the cause of their deaths. Reports said the weather was bad at the time they were climbing.
October 14, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Africa's two highest mountains -- Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Kenya -- will lose their ice cover in 25 to 50 years if deforestation and industrial pollution are not stopped, environmentalists warned Thursday. Kilimanjaro has already lost 82% of its ice cover over 80 years, said Fredrick Njau of the Kenyan Green Belt Movement. Mt. Kenya has lost 92% over the last 100 years.
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