MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

Senior mountaineers led the way for rising stars

CLIMBING -- Bill Fix and Joe Collins -- two legendary Spokane Mountaineers -- celebrated Joe's 89th birthday Sunday. They are especially known for taking a couple of young upstart climbers under their wings 50 years ago and launching them toward the top of the world....

TUESDAY, DEC. 17, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

Record: Mexican climber scales Everest twice — in two weeks

MOUNTAINEERING -- David Liaño Gonzales, 33, from Mexico, became the first mountaineer to double summit on Mount Everest in the same season. He summited from the South Col route on May 11, got a good break in the weather and a helicopter ride to Katmandu...

TUESDAY, MAY 21, 2013

Spokane climbers challenge Mount Everest

MOUNTAINEERING -- Two climbers with Spokane connections had their moment on Mount Everest, elev. 29,035 feet, last weekend with mixed results. Dawes Eddy, 70, who climbed the world's highest peak in 2009, made his way to around 24,000 feet on Sunday (May 19) before turning...


Climbers abandon Everest after attack by Sherpas

MOUNTAINEERING -- An American female climber who's climbed Mount Everest four times is getting a big share of the credit for saving three British climbers confronted on Everest by an angry mob. British climber-photographer Jon Griffith told The Guardian he had to flee with two...

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

Fish, wildlife, Mount Everest and much more in the news last week

Top recent outdoors-related stories in The Spokesman-Review include: First U.S. team to summit Everest reunites Field Reports: Biologists to present basics for Priest Lake fisheries plan Roskelley takes lesson from Frieh on smash-and-grab climbing Spokane Fly Fishing School teaches lasting lessons Out & About: Record...

FRIDAY, JAN. 4, 2013

SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

Woman, 73, oldest to climb Everest — again

MOUNTAINEERING -- At 73, Tamae Watanabe is the oldest woman to summit Mount Everest — again. The last time she made the record, she was 63. She reached the top with four other team members Saturday morning after an all-night climb, Asian Trekking says. The...

MONDAY, OCT. 17, 2011

One-armed Everest climber debunks disabilities today at SCC

MOUNTAINEERING -- Gary Guller, the first person with one arm to summit Mount Everest and the leader of the largest cross-disability group to reach the 17,500-foot base camp at Mount Everest Base Camp, brings his motivational story and message to Spokane Community College on Monday...


Richland man summits Mount Everest 15th time

MOUNTAINEERING -- Ang Dorjee Sherpa reached the 29,036-foot summit at 4 a.m. May 13, marking the 15th time he has completed the feat. “This year wasn’t that great, until May 1,” Ang Dorjee said Tuesday after returning to his home in Richland, Wash. “It was...

SUNDAY, MAY 15, 2011

Readers comment on death of 82-year-old Everest climber

MOUNTAINEERING -- After reporting last week's death of an 82-year-old Nepalese man attempting to become the oldest to climb Mount Everest, my post read: "I could go either way on this: What the hell was he doing up there? - OR - What a great...

THURSDAY, MAY 12, 2011

Two Everest record setters: one celebrates, one dead

MOUNTAINEERING -- Two records were set on Mount Everest this week: On Wednesday, Nepalese veteran mountaineer Apa Sherpa broke his own record for most climbs of Mount Everest by scaling the world's tallest peak for the 21st time. The Nepalese sherpa, who lives in Utah,...

TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Climber, 82, dies attempting to be oldest on Everest

MOUNTAINEERING -- In a quest to become the oldest man to scale Mount Everest, 82-year-old Shailendra Kumar Upadhyay instead became the oldest man to die climbing the world's highest peak. According to the Associated Press, the retired Nepalese foreign minister collapsed and died on the...

Rich Landers

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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.

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