Santa Catalina Mountains

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  • Tom Gross Biography

    The sun is just starting to rise. A few inches of snow have blanketed the ground, and while much of the world is covered in white, life outside feels more colorful. It's early enough that few, if any, other people are out, and everything is still and quiet. That's when Tom Gross most enjoys finding his stride — cross country skiing in his favorite, secret spot in York County. Gross, a York Suburban graduate, has been cross country skiing for about 50 years. But he started out on downhill skis…

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  • The Terror, By Maximilien Robespierre

    Many historians have found it difficult to precisely define a reason as to what caused ‘The Terror,’ this is due to it being a culmination of terrible events leading to tyranny. ‘The Terror’ can be defined as the period within 1793 and 1794, when the Robespierre subjugated Jacobian group executed, without remorse, any opposing citizens to their regime. Through the critical analysis of Maximilien Robespierre’s speech ‘On the moral and political principles of domestic policy’ in conjunction with…

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  • What Was The Significance Of The Reign Of Terror

    The Reign of Terror was a continuation of the revolution that began in 1789. Although the Terror was an extreme set of laws, they were the only permanent rules that existed among the chaos. Even though they were vague laws, people accepted the terror because it helped to combat their feelings of alienation and paranoia in regards to all aspects of the revolution. While other historians discuss the significance of the foreign and civil wars in relation to the Terror, as a whole, the food…

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  • Where Is The Earth's Nature Or Nurture?

    landscape is dominated by the prominence of mountains (Owens and Slaymaker, 2004) and there has been evidence to demonstrate within all major mountain ranges in the world, there is rapid and accelerating ‘uplift’ (Molnar,1990). Therefore, it is important to understand the reason why they are uplifting and what factors can cause them to decline. Whether it is due to tectonics, climate, a result of both or other factors combined. Thomson (1964) states mountains are over 600meters and this…

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  • College Admissions Essay: My Experience As A Refuge

    It happened when I was taking a photo of the purple sky and two stretching lakes across the Bonney Pass in the Teton Mountains. I suddenly knew that this wonderful place had transformed me into a better person and a more confident woman. It took some courage to get to that place. Many months before, I had some fear and reluctance when submitting a lengthy application for a counsellor job at the Teton Valley Ranch Camp in Dubois, Wyoming. My stomach had that sinking feeling that I would be…

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  • Reflection On Erik Wehenmayer

    No Barriers Reflection Imagine every sport you love playing being ripped away from you. One day, you’re able to hike up mountains to see a breathtaking view, and the next you can’t see two inches in front of you. This is exactly what happened to Erik Weihenmayer right before his first year of high school. Although he didn’t go blind out of the blue, it was still as if the Earth had shifted from right beneath him. Erik always new his juvenile retinoschisis would one day claim his vision, but…

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  • Character Analysis: Into Thin Air

    What really climbing Everest is Many people believe that climbing the mountain Everest would consume a lot of physical strengths. It is absolutely true that it acquires a tremendous amount of strength. However, climbing the Everest need more than physical endurance. As reading through ‘Into Thin Air’, the prejudices of climbing the Everest had collapsed. Thinking about Everest, people need enough physical strength to endure all the pains during climbing, but the prerequisites of climbing were…

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  • Into Thin Air: The Importance Of Self-Preservation

    In the book 'Into Thin Air', by Jon Krakauer, Krakauer tells his tale of climbing the tallest mountain in the world, Mt. Everest. He was given this opportunity by Outside Magazine which he worked for. At first he was just supposed to write an article about the commercialism on the massive mountain. He later decides he actually wants to climb it. Little did Krakauer know he was about to take on the most disastrous trip up Everest ever. There was a large amount of money that needed to be paid to…

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  • Should People Have The Right To Rescue Services

    Should people have the right to rescue services when they put themselves at risk? Mount Everest is a 29,035 foot mountain that many people have tried and successfully climbed. But for some people, climbing a mountain this high with low oxygen levels and freezing cold temperatures can get dangerous. There are over 230 people who died on this mountain. Many of those people could have been saved. People should have the right to rescue services when they put themselves at risk because the rescuers…

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  • Personal Narrative: The Beauty Of The Sawtooth Mountains

    thirty mile hike. Right now you probably think I’m crazy for hiking up mountains for thirty miles! But I will never forget the experience of the beauty of the Sawtooth mountains and spending time with my grandpa. Also, I will never forget the massiveness of the three ridges we had to climb up. That was definitely not my favorite part of the hike. The hike started out at a lake called Pedit Lake, then we went to a few other mountain lakes before we got to beautiful Redfish lake, our destination.…

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