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Tragedy on Canadian Mountain: 'I Think Your Friends Have Fallen'

5 hikers fall 1.6K feet to death after Mount Harvey snow overhang collapses

(Newser) - When a hiker who'd fallen behind five of his friends on Vancouver's Mount Harvey got to the summit on Saturday, he expected to find them waiting for him. But in a horrific ending to his climb, he instead found another hiker not with his group, who told him,... More »

Pentagon Gifts Cops French Horns, Personal TVs

Defense Department also gave Calif. police ... snow gear

(Newser) - Just what Los Angeles County police need: 500 snowshoes and 1,600 parkas. Need aside, that's what they were handed by the Defense Department in March, according to a breakdown of $4.3 billion in surplus military supplies sent to police departments across the country since 1997. Think that'... More »

Lost Snowshoer Burned Cash to Survive

Yong Chun Kim also dreamed of his wife, sauna while stranded on Mt. Rainier

(Newser) - Good thing he had money to burn. That's how lost Tacoma snowshoe hiker Yong Chun Kim, 66, survived two days in the mountains of Washington state until rescuers found him. He had no overnight gear in the freezing weather, but he ran in place and used fire starters to... More »

Snowshoes Go to the Races

National competition tomorrow in Oregon

(Newser) - Some 1.7 million North Americans go snowshoeing yearly—but only 150 of them are likely to compete in tomorrow's ninth annual National Snowshoe Championships in Oregon, the Wall Street Journal reports. Running on top of the snow can be a slog, but for some, it’s a passion. “... More »

Towns Battle for 'Icebox of US' Status—in Court

Cold war between Colorado, Minnesota towns heads to court

(Newser) - Who's the coldest one of all? A court will have to decide, because the battle is on between International Falls, Minn., and Fraser, Colo. Both claim the right to boast of being the "Icebox of the Nation," the Summit Daily News of Frisco, Colo., reports. Fraser sued International... More »

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