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Live Summitcast from Whiteface Mountain slated for Saturday

February 21, 2013
Lake Placid News

WILMINGTON The temperature, with the wind chill, earlier in the week was 57 degrees below zero. A harsh environment with blowing snow, accumulating ice and where hypothermia can set in very quickly, the summit of Whiteface Mountain in the middle of winter is not the most hospitable of places.

The Wild Center in Tupper Lake will allow a glimpse into this place of extremes at noon Saturday, Feb. 23 during SummitCast. Broadcast live over the Internet at, join naturalist Rob Carr and others from the Adirondack Mountain Club and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, as they explore Whiteface's summit in the depths of winter.

"Following from our successful BarnCast and PlanetCast, both of which are still gathering viewers on our YouTube channel, The Wild Center wants to continue and grow our live webcasts and online presence. This also melds well with our distance learning initiatives," said Stephanie Ratcliffe, executive director of The Wild Center, in a press release. "Broadcasting live from the summit of Whiteface is a more challenging venue, but will show people, most who don't venture there in the winter what a tough place it is for plants and animals to endure throughout the winter."

This webcast from Whiteface Mountain on the Olympic Byway is made possible by a New York State Scenic Byways Program project managed by the Adirondack North Country Association, funded by the Federal Highway Administration and administered by the New York State Department of Transportation.

This comprehensive Olympic Scenic Byway natural history exhibition on and surrounding Whiteface Mountain, will open on June 20. It was developed by The Wild Center, in partnership with ANCA (Adirondack North Country Association), ORDA (Olympic Regional Development Authority), ASRC (Atmospheric Science Research Center) and other organizations.



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