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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 1, 2014

First woman to climb McKinley dead at 99

MOUNTAINEERING -- Barbara Polk Washburn, first woman to climb the highest peak in the United States, died in Massachusetts on Sept. 25 at the age of 99. The climb of ...

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 20, 2014

TUESDAY, APRIL 30, 2013

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 ...

MONDAY, NOV. 5, 2012

Jess Roskelley climbs new Alaska Range route

MOUNTAINEERING -- Jess Roskelley of Spokane teamed with John Frieh of Portland in late October for a three-day "smash and grab" outing to pioneer a new route on Mount Wake in the ...

MONDAY, AUG. 29, 2011

Record number of rescues logged in Tetons

MOUNTAINEERING --  Major searches and rescues at Grand Teton National Park hit a single-year record last week. The Casper Star-Tribune reports that park officials aren’t sure yet why there were ...

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2011

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011

Tetons search and rescue costs soar

NATIONAL PARKS -- Search and rescue operations are costing Grand Teton National Park millions of dollars topped by last month's $115,000 search for missing backcountry skiers. In 2009, the last year figures ...

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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