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Erickson scales Earths heights skis down

Havre native breaks new ground for U.S. men

While his neighbors were getting pack animals, gear and guns ready for high-country hunting, Kristoffer Erickson was standing atop the world. And as his backpacking buddies back home were thinking beyond hunting season to wintry descents from Montana's peaks, Erickson was plunging through the rarefied air of a 26,906-foot slope on skis alone.

Erickson's place in American mountain climbing and extreme adventure lore was ensured on Oct. 18 when he became the first American man to ski down from the top of an 8...



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