Climbing

How to climb a half dome, including how to use its cable brackets

Climbing the Half-Dome is an intimidating feat, and using cable brackets to ascend (and descend) can be even more intimidating – here’s how to do it. Yosemite is known for one of its most recognizable landmarks, Half Dome. Over 50,000 hikers climb this attractive dome each year. The summit of …

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COVID infection rates climb locally, mask mandate discussed

WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – COVID rates in one county in the north are among the highest in New York and another has been climbing for weeks. With Erie County forcing masks again, this idea popped up in conversations across the state. Jefferson County’s COVID-19 infection rate has increased week …

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The number of COVID-related deaths in the Navajo Nation continues to rise: 87 new cases and four deaths reported

WINDOW ROCK, Arizona (ABC4– New COVID figures released by the Navajo Department of Health on Saturday show a continued increase in the number of cases and deaths in the Navajo Nation. Eighty-seven new cases of COVID-19 and four deaths have been reported by the Navajo Department of Health, Navajo Epidemiology …

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Nebraska Senators Climb Kilimanjaro

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) -Five Nebraska State Senators from across the state and parties have reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and are now sharing the stories of the hike. Senators said it was one of the hardest things they’ve ever done, but followed the lead of Senator Tom Brewer, who …

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COVID curve continues to climb with 239 new cases

(CNS): With 239 other positive results added to the tally of COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, including only three in travelers, the 11-week community coronavirus outbreak in the Caymans shows no signs of slowing down, with the number average cases continue to increase. As of 8 a.m. as of Wednesday, there …

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COVID hospitalizations soar, raising specter of LA’s winter wave

LOS ANGELES, CA – COVID-19 hospitalizations are on the rise in Los Angeles County, and health officials are urging people this week to get or get vaccinated before the holidays. For millions of people vaccinated from late 2020 to spring, their immunity could wane, warned Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s Secretary …

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Deadly avalanche on Chimborazo, Ecuador’s highest peak

“],” renderIntial “: true,” wordCount “: 350}”> Early in the morning of Sunday, October 23, a dozen Ecuadorian mountaineers were hit by a D3 / R4 avalanche – a rating that ranks the slide as very significant and destructive – as they ascended the mountain. Standard course on the west …

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