HIGHLIGHTS from the October 1995 issue

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Norwegian polar explorer Borge Ousland will attempt the first solo, unaided crossing of Antarctica next month.


Despite difficulties that included the death of a Balti porter, the illness and forced departure of a team member, permit expirations and the usual Himalayan snow storms and avalanches, Todd Skinner and the 1995 Reebok Trango Tower team completed the reportedly first free climb of The Nameless Tower in Pakistan's Karakoram range.


Jim Ballard, the husband of climber Alison Hargreaves, has taken their children, Tom, six, and Katie, four, to see the mountain where their mother recently died.


Historic Antarctic Dome to be Dismantled; New Center Under Review

The South Pole Dome, located at the Amundsen-Scott Station at the geographic South Pole is slated to be replaced, along with the outmoded buildings it shelters, and a $200 million eight-year plan for the redevelopment of the South Pole Station is awaiting go-ahead from President Clinton in the form of his FY1997 budget, to be presented in January.


Dogpackers Complete Banks Island Expedition

Polar explorer Lonnie Dupre and his wife Kelly reached Sachs Harbour, Banks Island, Northwest Territories, Aug. 19, completing a 250-mile dogpacking trek across the island.

Bancroft Named to National Women's Hall of Fame

Ann Bancroft, who in 1986 became the first woman to trek to the North Pole, is one of 18 women recently chosen to be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame in Seneca Falls, N.Y.

The Climb for CARE

As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of CARE, a team of 10-12 climbers plan to ascend Tanzania's Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,340 ft.), January 12-14, 1996.

Sanitizing Spelunkers Say Toothbrushes Work Best

After seven expeditions into the Crystal Room of Alabama's Cathedral Caverns for the purpose of restoration, a group of cavern cleaners have concluded that some common household materials prove most effective for cleaning and restoring caves.

Kittinger to Receive Award

Col. Joe Kittinger, the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean by balloon (1984), and holder of the world parachute jump record (102,800 feet set in 1960), will receive the Elder Statesman of Aviation Award in Washington, D.C., October 24.


Climbing Imagery Strong on Madison Avenue

The U.S. advertising community continues to use climbing imagery to sell its products and services. Many believe such corporate interest opens the door to increased spending in expedition sponsorship.

K2 Examined in "The Story of the Savage Mountain"

Author Jim Curran looks at the mystery and tragedy surrounding the second highest point on earth.

Expedition News Celebrates First Anniversary

What started a year ago as a fax to media, corporate sponsors, and the expedition community at-large, has now become a thriving newsletter read worldwide.

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