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The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse rideWhatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power. The Internet was flooded with online jokes and memes after North Korea’s state media released the photographs. “The main thing to keep in mind is that while we might think Kim looks goofy, he doesn’t think that,” Jeffrey Lewis, a North Korea expert at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in California, said on Twitter.



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'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain

'Defiant message' as North Korea's Kim rides white horse on sacred mountainAides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans “a great operation”, state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea’s most sacred mountain. In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim is seen riding alone on a large white horse through snowy fields and woods on Mt Paektu, the spiritual homeland of the Kim dynasty. “His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” KCNA said.



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Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEO

Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEOA bull charged at people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers.



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Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEO

Elk knocks down woman, butts her with antlers at Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado | VIDEOA bull charged at people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers.



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Colorado 8-Year-Old Recovering from Mountain Lion Attack Shares Terrifying Story

Colorado 8-Year-Old Recovering from Mountain Lion Attack Shares Terrifying StoryAn 8-year-old Bailey boy who was attacked by a mountain lion on August 21 while playing outside is at home and recovering.



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Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials say

Mountain lion attacks Colorado hunter armed with just a pocket knife, officials sayA Colorado man was scouting spots to hunt elk earlier this month when he became prey himself, according to state wildlife officials.



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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountainThe proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $ 11,000 to $ 35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.



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Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountain

Nepali officials reportedly may require climbers hoping to scale Mount Everest to prove their physical fitness, following a year that saw at least 11 people die on the mountainThe proposal would reportedly hike the climbing fee from $ 11,000 to $ 35,000 and require applicants to submit a certificate of physical fitness.



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Hundreds of blindfolded goats airdropped into mountain range

Hundreds of blindfolded goats airdropped into mountain rangeFor the second straight summer, mountain goats are flying in Olympic National Park.Officials this week began rounding up the sure-footed but non-native mammals from remote parts of the park, where humans introduced them in the 1920s, to relocate them to the Cascade Mountains, where they do belong.Animal capture specialists called “gunners” and “muggers” sedate the animals with darts or capture them in nets, blindfold them, pad their horns and fly them — on slings dangling from a helicopter — to a staging area. There, they're looked over by veterinarians and outfitted with tracking collars before being trucked to the Cascades and once again flown by helicopter, this time into their new alpine habitats.The relocations began last year, following a years-long stretch of planning and public comment, with 115 of the roughly 725 mountain goats in the Olympics being moved to the Cascades.Officials captured 17 Monday and Tuesday at the start of a two-week goat relocation period, including a kid about 6 weeks old, which got a ride on a mugger's lap inside the helicopter instead of hanging beneath it.The Olympics have few natural salt licks. That makes it more likely goats there will be attracted to the sweat, urine and food of hikers, potentially endangering the hikers. One goat fatally gored a hiker in 2010.A coalition of state and federal agencies and American Indian tribes is behind the effort, which involves closing parts of the park, including the Seven Lakes Basin and Klahhane Ridge. A second two-week closure period is planned for August.“Mountain goat relocation will allow these animals to reoccupy historical range areas in the Cascades,” Jesse Plumage, a U.S. Forest Service wildlife biologist, said in a news release.The capture of the goats was contracted out to Leading Edge Aviation, a company that specialises in animal capture and relocation.The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife plans to release the goats at six sites in the Cascades. They include the Chikamin area in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Preacher Mountain in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Hardscrabble Ridge and mountain peaks south of Darrington.Rich Harris, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist leading the agency's work to move the goats, told The Seattle Times this month that of those relocated last year, about 65 to 70 survived the winter. Half of the 10 relocated kids survived, he said.Agencies contributed to this report



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Drivers capture avalanche tearing down side of Colorado mountain

Drivers capture avalanche tearing down side of Colorado mountainDrivers going down a Colorado highway had quite the close call, after an avalanche ripped down the side of a mountain in front of them.On Sunday afternoon, said avalanche moved down through Ten Mile Canyon, located between Frisco and Copper Mountain.SEE ALSO: Perfect weather conditions turned this Canadian street into a skating rinkThere were several videos of the incident posted online, capturing the snow piling down toward the road.> Caught on camera: @KDVR viewer captured this video of an avalanche near I-70 today in Ten Mile Canyon between Frisco and Copper Mountain. CoWX KDVR pic.twitter.com/eL6uIwB4c3> > — Jeremy Hubbard (@JeremyHubbard) March 3, 2019Another video posted by Brandon Ciullo on Facebook shows the hazy aftermath of the avalanche, which brought traffic to a halt.Colorado State Patrol Trooper Tim Schaefer told The Denver Post there were no injuries, and no cars buried as a result of the avalanche. "It was more than a dusting of snow. There was also tree debris on the road," he told the newspaper. > Avalanche on March 3rd in Tenmile Canyon in Summit County, Colorado. The highway was unaffected by the avalanche. Avalanche debris collected in Tenmile Creek which is underneath the avalanche path and away from the highway. pic.twitter.com/44c1E3z8eN> > — CAIC:Statewide Info (@COAvalancheInfo) March 3, 2019The highway was temporarily closed as emergency services worked to clear the snow debris off the road. It was reopened later that evening.The Colorado Avalanche Information Center issued an avalanche warning until Monday morning, noting conditions are "very dangerous due to large amounts of snowfall and strong westerly winds."> Snow debris from Avalanche slide today on I-70 SumCo pic.twitter.com/0dBmiFnEoU> > — SCSOPIO (@SummitSheriffCO) March 4, 2019 WATCH: Elon Musk's Not-a-Flamethrower is silly, and not a flamethrower



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