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Fortnite place a spirit crystal at tallest mountain Week 11 challenge SOLVED

Fortnite developer Epic Games has released the Week 11 challenges in Battle Royale.

The next batch of Fortnite challenges are available on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android and PC.

Completing challenges rewards players with additional XP, which can be used to level up the Battle Pass.

Needless to say, levelling up the Battle Pass is how you unlock the very best rewards, such as new skins, items, sprays and emotes.

You can even earn V-Bucks by levelling up via the challenges, which can be used to purchase next season’s Battle Pass.

With the latest season coming to an end soon, this week’s challenges encourage players to enjoy everything the game has to offer.

Players will unlock XP by playing three different game modes, including Solos, LTMs and Creative.

You can also level up the Battle Pass by spending Gold at Deadfire’s store, which is ideal if you’re yet to try some of the game’s rarer weapons.

Another challenge tasks players with maintaining shields for one minute, or using bandages to heal.

One of the more interesting challenges tasks users with placing a spirit crystal at the top of the tallest mountain.

Fortunately, this challenge is even more straightforward than it seems, because you don’t actually have to collect a crystal first.

Instead, just head to the area marked by the X on the map above, and interact with the spirit crystal at the top of the mountain.

If you’re still not sure exactly what to do, check out the video below for a proper walkthrough of the Week 11 challenge.

The remaining Fortnite Week 11 challenges can be seen further down the page. Good luck!

Fortnite Week 11 challenges in full…

• Maintain full shields for 1 minute (1)

• Use bandages (3)

• Play different game modes (3)

• Spend gold bars with Deadfire (1)

• Eliminate an opponent at a distance greater than 25 meters (1)

• Place a spirit crystal at the tallest mountain (1)

• Visit GHOST and SHADOW ruins (2)

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Missing hiker's family gives back to mountain rescue organizations

Nearly five years after Dave Cook went missing while hiking Maroon Bells, his family started a campaign to raise money for the team that searched for him.

ASPEN, Colo. — In September 2016, Dave Cook set off to conquer a couple of 14ers in the Aspen area. It was a normal venture for the experienced climber from New Mexico who has always been drawn to the mountains.
His plan was to climb Pyramid Peak and Maroon Bells. He took off on a Monday and planned to return to a friends’ place in Aspen Tuesday night. But when Tuesday night came, he wasn’t back.
“The next morning we talked to search and rescue and decided he had just gotten a late start and his trip probably got pushed out,” said Maureen Cook, Dave’s wife. “We waited a day then kicked off the search. We just didn’t have good news and then ran into weather constraints during the week.”
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Maureen said she was up in Aspen from New Mexico for nine days as Mountain Rescue Aspen searched for her husband. They never found him and had to suspend the search. That’s when Maureen went home.
“It just really caught me off guard,” Maureen recalled. “We didn’t have sadly a search and rescue plan and I do regret that. He was just so well trained. He had been in the Marine Corps and did mountain training. He was just prepared for every climb and was in great shape.”
Nearly five years after Dave went missing, Maureen and their three children decided it was time to honor him and Mountain Rescue Aspen. The family created and launched the campaign ‘Dave Gives Back‘ as part of National Search and Rescue Week, which ran May 16 – 22.
“Our hope is just to raise awareness so that search and rescue can have the resources they need to be successful,” Maureen explained. “They were pivotal in everything that took place in the early days of the searches. Even throughout the winter when there was snow cover everywhere and we had nothing that we could do. They would reach out to me on a regular basis and ask how we were doing.”
Maureen said Mountain Rescue Aspen brought her family comfort in a way that nobody else could. After saying thank you for years, she wanted to put some action behind her words, thinking of the other families that might be in her position one day.
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“It’s so amazing that these people put their lives on the line and risk their safety for others,” said Maureen. “They did it for so many hours for our family and we are just forever indebted to them and we hope that we can help give back to them in so many ways.”
The ‘Dave Gives Back’ campaign is funded through merchandise sales and donations. The family is launching the campaign in a phased approach. The first round of donations will all go to Mountain Rescue Aspen.
The shirts all have Dave’s eight missions written on them, taken from a notecard he had posted above his desk:
  1. Have a positive attitude
  2. PT and live healthy
  3. Motivate yourself and others
  4. Earn respect
  5. Set goals
  6. Live with integrity
  7. Mentoring
  8. Have fun
Maureen said her family continues to model those eight missions and hopes the campaign will push others to do the same.
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Gansu marathon: At least 20 dead after extreme weather hits 100km Chinese mountain race

A further eight participants in the race, which took place in Gansu Province are injured. One person remains missing, as of 8am Beijing time (1am GMT).

The ultra-marathon was stopped.

Hail, freezing rain and gales affected the race at a high-altitude stage, at between 20 to 31 kilometres, causing a significant drop in temperature.

More than 700 rescuers have been deployed as part of search effort.

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San Diego State golfer wins Mountain West tournament and is named to Arnold Palmer Cup team

A week after taking home the Mountain West Conference Golf tournament trophy, Puwit Anupansuebsai was named to the International team for the second time.

SAN DIEGO — It’s official. The Aztecs have themselves one heck of a golfer.
During last week’s Mountain West Conference Golf Tournament, Puwit Anupansuebsai shot a 6-under-par 66 in the final round to join a four-man playoff at 7-under 209. He then birdied the second playoff hole to capture SDSU’s first MW Championship in 20 years!
Over the last three tournaments of the season, Anupansuebsai has finished tied for second (Wyoming Cowboy Classic), tied for first (lost in a playoff at Western Intercollegiate) and first (won playoff at MW Championship). He leads San Diego State with a 71.05 scoring average and rounds in the 60s and rounds below par!
On top of all of that Anupansuebsai was recently named to the International team for the Arnold Palmer Cup. Anupansuebsai, from Thailand, will play for the International team for the second straight year.
In 2020, Anupansuebsai led the Internationals to a dominating 21-point win over the United States. He went 3-0 for the week as the Internationals retained the cup in a 40.5-19.5 victory.
Anupansuebsai is the third Aztec to be named to an Arnold Palmer Cup team, joining Aaron Goldberg and Nahum Mendoza III, who represented the United States in 2008 and 2016, respectively.
The Arnold Palmer Cup was established in 1997 and originally featured the top eight collegiate golfers from the United States against Great Britain and Ireland. Following the 2002 tournament, the American opponent was enlarged to include all European players, while roster size for both sides was increased to 10 competitors in 2013. In 2018, the Arnold Palmer Cup was expanded once again to include United States men’s and women’s teams against collegiate golfers from around the world.
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Six Flags Magic Mountain reopens to visitors April 1

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — On the first day theme parks are permitted to reopen in California, Six Flags Magic Mountain will fire up its roller coasters and begin welcoming back visitors Thursday.

The park will reopen for members and pass holders Thursday and Friday, then welcome the general public starting Saturday.

Because of coronavirus concerns, tickets and reservations will be available online to California residents only.

Capacity will be limited to 15%, but will be allowed to increase to 25% on Monday, when Los Angeles County enacts loosened restrictions under the orange tier of the state’s economic reopening blueprint.

Visitors will also be limited to groups 10 or fewer, and from no more than three households. No indoor dining is permitted.

Los Angeles County’s other major theme park, Universal Studios Hollywood, will be reopening April 16. Disneyland and Disney’s California Adventure theme parks in Anaheim are set to reopen April 30. Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park will reopen in May.

Six Flags Magic Mountain to reopen on April 1

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Six Flags Magic Mountain will reopen to visitors on April 1, park officials announced on Twitter Thursday. It’s the first day that theme parks are allowed to open under guidelines of the “red” tier of the state’s coronavirus reopening rules.

The park will be open for members and passholders on April 1 and 2, and then open to the general public on April 3, officials said.

Because of coronavirus concerns, tickets and reservations will be available online to California Residents only, officials said.

The move comes one day after Disneyland and California Adventure announced an April 30 reopening, more than one year after shutting down due to the coronavirus pandemic, Disney announced Thursday.

State health officials announced earlier this month that theme parks can reopen beginning April 1 in counties that have reached the red tier of the state’s four-level Blueprint for a Safer Economy. L.A County moved into the red tier on Monday.

SDSU Aztecs win Mountain West Conference tournament, clinch spot in NCAA tournament

SAN DIEGO — The #19 ranked Aztecs knocked off Utah State in the Mountain West Conference tournament. The win gives the Aztecs an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. The Aztecs finished the regular season and conference tournament with a 23-4 overall record.
Matt Mitchell scored 14 points to lead No. 19 San Diego State to a 68-57 victory over Utah State in the Mountain West Tournament championship game. 
The Aggies had beaten San Diego State in each of the last two tournament championship games. The Aztecs, who also won the regular-season championship, had lost six of their previous seven title game appearances. 
With the league’s automatic bid, the Aztecs return to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2018. It marked just the fifth time the No. 1 seed won the title in 22 years.
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