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You agree, you may NOT reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on EverestNews.com in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner.

You agree by using this service, you accept its terms. EverestNews.com is for non-commercial use only!

The Web is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified.

If you disagree with any material you find on our service, we suggest that you respond by noting your disagreement in an appropriate manner . We invite you to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please forward a copy of the material to our   along with an explanation of your objection.

The material that appears on EverestNews.com is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision.  EverestNews.com is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site) by EverestNews.com .

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas, and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us. Although we make EverestNews.com freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service. The materials available through EverestNews.com are the property of EverestNews.com or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through EverestNews.com. But you may NOT otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on EverestNews.com in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on EverestNews.com and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on EverestNews.com should be sent to .

No Framing. Without the prior written permission of EverestNews.com, you may not frame any of the content of EverestNews.com, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, or any of their licensors.

Some of the material on EverestNews.com is provided by the others. This material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. EverestNews.com will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH EverestNews.com.

THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU *AS IS,* *WITH ALL FAULTS,* AND *AS AVAILABLE.* EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com   AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF EverestNews.com, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com , AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

MISCELLANEOUS

The staff of EverestNews.com does its best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted quickly become, well, old news. Though we may post follow-up reports, and may continue to provide access to the original report, as in an archive of news stories, for example, we don't go back and change the original report to reflect new developments. If you're looking for the most recent information on a given subject, and not the history of how the story unfolded, be sure you're not looking at an out of date report.

To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may be given an opportunity to register with EverestNews.com. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person. EverestNews.com reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify EverestNews.com's Customer Service Manager at   of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.

This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Licking County, Ohio in all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or use of this website.

By using EverestNews.com, you agree to abide by the terms of this visitor agreement. We hope you enjoy using EverestNews.com, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.

Participation in any of the activities described within this site involves significant risk of personal injury and death. EverestNews.com , its owners, employees, and contributors to this site do not recommend that anyone participate in these activities. High Altitude Mountaineering often results in catastrophic injury or death for many of those who participate in this high rick sport.

All content of EverestNews.com  internet pages are copyright   1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004. EverestNews.com . All rights reserved. Reproduction, distribution, storage or transfer of part or all of the contents (photographic, written or otherwise) in any form without EverestNews.com  prior written consent is strictly prohibited.

EverestNews.com  assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties to which EverestNews.com (EverestNews.com's) internet pages have a links to.

By submitting material to EverestNews.com's  server, for example by email or via the internet pages, you agree to the following terms. You make the material available knowing that EverestNews.com  may publish it. You warrant that the material is fit for publication. You agree to indemnify EverestNews.com  if any third party takes action against us in relation to material that you submit. By submitting material you warrant that you believe that EverestNews.com  may publish the material and/or incorporate the material or any concepts described in the material in EverestNews.com  services and/or products without any liability.

Visitor Agreement additional terms

Welcome to EverestNews.com, a service of EverestNews.com.  Please read this visitor agreement; by using this service, you accept its terms. EverestNews.com is for non-commercial use only! Please read this entire agreement.

The Web is an evolving medium; we may change the terms of this agreement from time to time. By continuing to use the service after we post any such changes, you accept this agreement, as modified.

EverestNews.com respects the privacy of our users. Please take a few minutes to review our privacy policy. 

If you disagree with any material you find on our service, we suggest that you respond by noting your disagreement in an appropriate manner . We invite you to bring to our attention any material you believe to be inaccurate. Please forward a copy of the material to us ,  along with an explanation of your objection.

The material that appears on EverestNews.com is for informational purposes only. Despite our efforts to provide useful and accurate information, errors may appear from time to time. Before you act on information you've found on our site, you should confirm any facts that are important to your decision.  EverestNews.com is not responsible for, and cannot guarantee the performance of, goods and services provided by our advertisers or others to whose sites we link. A link to another website does not constitute an endorsement of that site (nor of any product, service or other material offered on that site) by EverestNews.com or its licensors.

COPYRIGHTS AND TRADEMARKS: The Internet allows people throughout the world to share valuable information, ideas, and creative works. To ensure continued open access to such materials, we all need to protect the rights of those who share their creations with us. Although we make EverestNews.com freely accessible, we don't intend to give up our rights, or anyone else's rights, to the materials appearing on the service. The materials available through EverestNews.com are the property of EverestNews.com or its licensors, and are protected by copyright, trademark and other intellectual property laws. You are free to display for your personal, non-commercial use information you receive through EverestNews.com. But you may NOT otherwise reproduce any of the materials without the prior written consent of the owner. You may not distribute copies of materials found on EverestNews.com in any form (including by email or other electronic means), without prior written permission from the owner. Of course, you're free to encourage others to access the information themselves on EverestNews.com and to tell them how to find it. Requests for permission to reproduce or distribute materials found on EverestNews.com should be sent to us.

No Framing. Without the prior written permission of EverestNews.com, you may not frame any of the content of EverestNews.com, or incorporate into another website or other service any intellectual property of EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, or any of their licensors. Requests for permission to frame our content may be sent to the webmaster either by email, or at the address above.

Trademarks. We don't want anyone to be confused as to which materials and services are provided by EverestNews.com and which aren't. You may not use any trademark or service mark appearing on EverestNews.com without the prior written consent of the owner of the mark.

Some of the material on EverestNews.com is provided by the others. This material shall not be published, broadcast, rewritten for broadcast or publication or redistributed directly or indirectly in any medium. Neither these materials nor any portion of these materials may be stored in a computer except for personal and non-commercial use. EverestNews.com will not be held liable for any delays, inaccuracies, errors or omissions in these materials or in the transmission or delivery of all or any part of these materials or for any damages arising from any of the foregoing.

CHAT ROOMS AND FORUMS

EverestNews.com wants to encourage an open exchange of information and ideas. But we cannot and do not review every posting made in the chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas. You may well read any given posting before anyone on the EverestNews.com staff does. Take what you find with a grain of salt. You can expect these areas to include information and opinions from a variety of individuals and organizations other than EverestNews.com. We do not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of any posting, regardless of whether the posting comes from a user, from a celebrity or "expert" guest, or from a member of our staff. There is no substitute for healthy skepticism and your own good judgment.

Responsibility for what is posted in the chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas on EverestNews.com lies with each user -- you alone are responsible for material you post. By using EverestNews.com you agree not to post or transmit any defamatory, abusive, obscene, threatening or illegal material, or any other material that infringes on the ability of others to enjoy EverestNews.com or that infringes on the rights of others. We retain the right to deny access to anyone who we believe has violated these terms or any other term of this agreement.

Although EverestNews.com cannot monitor all the postings in the chat rooms, forums, and other public areas, we reserve the right (but assume no obligation) to delete, move, or edit any postings that come to our attention that we consider unacceptable or inappropriate, whether for legal or other reasons. We will not, in the ordinary course of business, review private electronic messages that are not addressed to EverestNews.com. However, we will comply with the requirements of the law regarding disclosure of such messages to others, including law enforcement agencies.

EverestNews.com expects that you will not use the service to violate anyone's copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights. By submitting material to EverestNews.com, you are representing that you are the owner of the material, or are making your submission with the express consent of the owner. Submitting material that is the property of another, without the consent of its owner, is not only a violation of this agreement, but may also subject you to legal liability for infringement of copyright, trademark, or other intellectual property rights.

No soliciting. You agree not to use EverestNews.com to advertise or to solicit anyone to buy or sell products or services, or to make donations of any kind, without our express written approval.

No spamming. From time to time, users post their email addresses in our chatrooms, forums, and other public posting areas. You agree not to gather these email addresses for purposes of spamming.

All material you submit to any of our chat rooms, forums, and other public posting areas becomes the property of EverestNews.com and may be reproduced, modified, and distributed as we see fit in any medium and for any purpose.

DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIABILITY

We work hard to make EverestNews.com an interesting and enjoyable place, but we cannot guarantee that our users will always find everything to their liking. Please read this Disclaimer carefully before using EverestNews.com.

YOU AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SOURCES OF INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE, AND THE INHERENT HAZARDS AND UNCERTAINTIES OF ELECTRONIC DISTRIBUTION, THERE MAY BE DELAYS, OMISSIONS, INACCURACIES, OR OTHER PROBLEMS WITH SUCH INFORMATION. IF YOU RELY ON THIS SERVICE OR ANY MATERIAL AVAILABLE THROUGH THIS SERVICE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR LOSS OF DATA THAT RESULTS FROM ANY MATERIAL AND/OR DATA DOWNLOADED FROM OR OTHERWISE PROVIDED THROUGH EverestNews.com.

THIS SERVICE IS PROVIDED TO YOU *AS IS,* *WITH ALL FAULTS,* AND *AS AVAILABLE.* EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com   AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS CANNOT AND DO NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENTNESS, NONINFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH THE SERVICE. NOR DO THEY GUARANTEE THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE ERROR-FREE, OR CONTINUOUSLY AVAILABLE, OR THAT THE SERVICE WILL BE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.

UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, OR THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS OR LICENSORS BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF USE OF EverestNews.com, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, INDIRECT, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, EVEN IF WE ARE ADVISED BEFOREHAND OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. (BECAUSE SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN CATEGORIES OF DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN SUCH STATES, THE LIABILITY OF EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com , AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS IS LIMITED TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY SUCH STATE LAW.) YOU AGREE THAT THE LIABILITY OF EverestNews.com, EverestNews.com, AND THEIR AFFILIATES, AGENTS AND LICENSORS, IF ANY, ARISING OUT OF ANY KIND OF LEGAL CLAIM IN ANY WAY CONNECTED TO THE SERVICE SHALL NOT EXCEED THE AMOUNT YOU PAID TO THE SERVICE FOR THE USE OF THE SERVICE.

MISCELLANEOUS

The staff of EverestNews.com does its best to ensure that information we post to this site is both timely and accurate. But the news changes over time and reports that were accurate when posted quickly become, well, old news. Though we may post follow-up reports, and may continue to provide access to the original report, as in an archive of news stories, for example, we don't go back and change the original report to reflect new developments. If you're looking for the most recent information on a given subject, and not the history of how the story unfolded, be sure you're not looking at an out of date report.

To obtain access to certain services on our site, you may be given an opportunity to register with EverestNews.com. As part of any such registration process, you will select a user name and a password. You agree that the information you supply during that registration process will be accurate and complete and that you will not register under the name of, nor attempt to enter the service under the name of, another person. EverestNews.com reserves the right to reject or terminate any user name that, in its judgment, it deems offensive. You will be responsible for preserving the confidentiality of your password and will notify EverestNews.com's Customer Service Manager at   of any known or suspected unauthorized use of your account.

This visitor agreement has been made in and shall be construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Ohio. By using this service, you consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts in Licking County, Ohio in all disputes arising out of or relating to this agreement or use of this website.

By using EverestNews.com, you agree to abide by the terms of this visitor agreement. We hope you enjoy using EverestNews.com, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.

The information on the discussion forum pages is provided by the readers/viewers of this site. EverestNews.com  can not verify the accuracy of this information and is not responsible for the contents of these reviews. Use of the information on these pages is at the viewers own risk.

Participation in any of the activities described within this site involves significant risk of personal injury and death. EverestNews.com , its owners, employees, and contributors to this site do not recommend that anyone participate in these activities. HA climbing results in death for many participating.

All content of EverestNews.com internet pages are copyright   1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003... EverestNews.com . All rights reserved. Reproduction, distribution, storage or transfer of part or all of the contents (photographic, written or otherwise) in any form without EverestNews.com  prior expressed written consent is strictly prohibited.

EverestNews.com  assumes no responsibility for material created or published by third parties to which EverestNews.com internet pages have a links to.

By submitting material to EverestNews.com's  server, for example by email or via the internet pages, you agree to the following terms. You make the material available knowing that EverestNews.com  may publish it. You warrant that the material is fit for publication. You agree to indemnify EverestNews.com  if any third party takes action against us in relation to material that you submit. By submitting material you warrant that you believe that EverestNews.com  may publish the material and/or incorporate the material or any concepts described in the material in EverestNews.com  services and/or products without any liability.   

Privacy Policy

We sometime use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Web site. Our third-party advertising company also separately places or recognizes a cookie file on your browser in the course of delivering advertisements to this Site.  These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. 

This statement discloses the privacy practices for all EverestNews.com Web sites. 

Questions regarding this statement should be directed to EverestNews.com at  

Children should always get permission from their parents before sending any information about themselves (such as their names, email addresses, and phone numbers) over the Internet, to us or to anyone else. We won't knowingly allow anyone under 13 to register with any of our sites or to access those features that require registration.

The information gathered by EverestNews.com falls into two categories: (1) information voluntarily supplied by visitors to our websites through optional registration and (2) tracking information gathered as visitors navigate through our sites.

To make use of certain features on our websites visitors need to register and to provide certain information as part of the registration process. (We may ask, for example, for your name, email address, sex, age, and zip code, and we might request information on your interest in sports, personal finance, the performing arts, and the like.) The information you supply will help us to offer you more personalized features, to tailor our sites to your interests and make them more useful to you.

The more you tell us about yourself, the more value we can offer you. Supplying such information is entirely voluntary. But if you don't supply the information we need, we may be unable to provide you with services we make available to other visitors to our sites. For example, we can't send you email alerting you to a new service we're offering, or breaking news that may interest you if you don't tell us what you're interested in and give us your email address. Similarly, we can't notify you that you've been lucky enough to win a prize in a promotional contest if we don't know how to contact you.

Of course, even if you want to remain completely anonymous, you're still free to take advantage of the wealth of content available on our sites without registration.

To help make our sites more responsive to the needs of our visitors, we invoke a standard feature of browser software, called a "cookie," to assign each visitor a unique, random number, a sort of user ID, if you will, that resides on your computer. The cookie doesn't actually identify the visitor, just the computer that a visitor uses to access our site. Unless you voluntarily identify yourself (through registration, for example), we won't know who you are, even if we assign a cookie to your computer. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply. A cookie can't read data off your hard drive. Our advertisers may also assign their own cookies to your browser, a process that we don't control.

We use cookies to help us tailor our site to your needs, to deliver a better, more personalized service. It is a cookie, for example, that allows us to deliver your personalized stock quotes each time you visit a site, even if you've been away for awhile. And we use cookies to avoid showing you the same ad, repeatedly, during a single visit. In addition, we may use cookies to track the pages on our sites visited by our users. We can build a better site if we know which pages our users are visiting and how often. Of course, you can set your browser not to accept cookies, but if you do, you may not be able to take advantage of the personalized features enjoyed by other visitors to our sites.

Our web servers automatically collect limited information about your computer's connection to the Internet, including your IP address, when you visit our sites. (Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data -- such as the web pages you view.) Your IP address does not identify you personally. We use this information to deliver our web pages to you upon request, to tailor our sites to the interests of our users, and to measure traffic within our sites.

To make our sites more valuable to our visitors, we offer some features in conjunction with other providers. Our chat and free email services, for example, are made available through cooperative arrangements with providers that specialize in operating such services. And, of course, our sites include links to plenty of other websites whose privacy policies we don't control. Once you leave our servers (you can tell where you are by checking the URL in the location bar on your browser), use of any information you provide is governed by the privacy policy of the operator of the site you're visiting. That policy may differ from ours. If you can't find the privacy policy of any of these sites via a link from the site's homepage, you should contact the site directly for more information.

When we present information to our advertisers -- to help them understand our audience and confirm the value of advertising on our websites -- it is usually in the form of aggregated statistics on traffic to various pages within our sites. From time to time, we may share information on visitors to our sites with those marketing products and services that we believe may be of interest to you. Please indicate on our registration form if you'd prefer we not share such information with them. If you want to change your election (or to review, update, or delete the information you provided on registering), just return to the registration form, enter the changes you want to make, and re-submit the form. We cannot guarantee the security of our database, nor can we guarantee that information you supply won't be intercepted while being transmitted to us over the Internet. And, of course, any information you include in a message you post to any chatroom, forum or other public posting area is available to anyone with Internet access. If you don't want people to know your email address, for example, don't include it in any message you post publicly.

A final note: The Web is an evolving medium. If we need to change our privacy policy at some point in the future, we'll post the changes before they take effect.

Of course, our use of information gathered while the current policy is in effect will always be consistent with the current policy, even if we change that policy later.