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Climber Bryson Williams of Spokane enjoys the view from the top of Harrison Peak looking south along the Selkirk Crest on June 11, 2017.
 (Benjamin Read)

View from top of Harrison Peak worth the slog

CLIMBING -- The Selkirk Mountains in Idaho continue to open their arms to adventurers willing to tough out spring transition conditions in the high country. On Sunday, Bryson Williams of Spokane and North Idaho resident Benjamin Read boot-slogged with ropes and other climbing gear four...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 2017

A U.S. Army Chinook helicopter, the type used for high-elevation rescues, stages on the Kahiltna Glacier below Denali in Alaska.  (Associated Press)

Denali crevasse rescue chilling to say the least

MOUNTAINEERING -- Denali National Park climbing rescue rangers, God bless them, got a workout this week in two separate life-threatening incidents on North America's highest peak. Following are reports from the Associated Press regarding the rescue of two climbers in separate incidents on Denali...

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MONDAY, JUNE 5, 2017


FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017

The Royal Columns climbing area is in the Oak Creek Wildlife Area managed by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife. (summitpost.org)

Royal Columns rock climbing area reopened

CLIMBING -- The Royal Columns climbing area on the Oak Creek Wildlife Area in Yakima County has been reopened since being closed in late April after a basalt column collapsed, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today. Geologists contracted to examine the area...

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories and columns for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including Outdoors feature sections on Sunday and Thursday.