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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 ...

THURSDAY, SEPT. 25, 2014

THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014

Photo:A fine day to climb Rainier

CLIMBING -- Climbing Mount Rainier with the Spokane Mountaineers clearly was a perfect way to celebrate the first day of summer.  This group beat the odds and made it to the top. ...

MONDAY, JUNE 9, 2014

SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014

MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014

Video: Idaho man leads expedition to Myanmar peak

Myanmar Bridges to Change from Fisher Creative on Vimeo. MOUNTAINEERING -- An Idaho man is at the forefront of this soon-to-be released video (see just-posted trailer above) about the American-Burmese mountaineering expedition to ...

MONDAY, FEB. 17, 2014

Former Rainier climbing ranger dies in Patagonia

MOUNTAINEERING -- A former Mount Rainier climbing ranger believed to be the first person to climb Washington's highest peak in fewer than five hours, died Friday in a mountaineering accident in Patagonia, ...

MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 20, 2013

SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013

TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013

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 ...

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 ...

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 27, 2013

MONDAY, FEB. 25, 2013

MONDAY, JAN. 14, 2013

Upgrades approved for Rainier’s Camp Muir

The National Parks Service has approved long-awaited upgrades to Mount Rainier’s Camp Muir – one of the main stops for the thousands of people who climb the mountain. Pacific West ...

FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012

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 ...

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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