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Allen Mann with his son David on the summit of Noonmark Mountain (Photo:  Brian Mann)
Allen Mann with his son David on the summit of Noonmark Mountain (Photo: Brian Mann)

On a sweltering summer day, why not climb a High Peak?

The North Country is caught in the same summer heat wave that's gripping much of the eastern US and Canada.

For most people, the heat means a lot of time spent with the air conditioner, or a trip to the local swimming hole.

But our reporter Brian Mann and his brother Allen decided that the best place to cool off was the top of Noonmark Mountain in the High Peaks. Brian sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article
Sara summits Bald Peak!
Sara summits Bald Peak!

Audio Postcard: Climbing into winter on Bald Peak

Winter is still coming and going down in the valleys of the North Country, with days of rain mixed with ice and snow. But up in the high country, true winter is already locked in, turning summits into windswept, lunar landscapes. Brian Mann went trekking on Bald Peak near Elizabethtown recently with his dog Sara. He sent this audio postcard.  Go to full article

St. Lawrence University Students Test Themselves Against a Mountain

Last month, a group of students from St. Lawrence University traveled to central Mexico. They were hoping to scale Orizaba - the third highest peak in North America. The week-long expedition gave the students a chance to climb into thin air. For many of the students, it was also a first chance to explore a different culture. Brian Mann went along on the trip. He sends this audio postcard.  Go to full article

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