Stories tagged: climbing
Thu., June 2, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Tale of harrowing rescue on Denali unheralded for 35 years
In the spring of 1980, climbers Mike Helms and Bob Kandiko came upon two other climbers in peril near the summit of Alaska’s 20,310-foot Denali. Over the next several days, …
Sat., May 28, 2016, 4:02 p.m.
Out & about: Fun Hunt… Top lady on Everest
An unusual hunting dog event that pits flushers against pointers is being revived by the Spokane Bird Dog Association, all in the name of good times, good-natured competition and another …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 1:26 p.m.
Outpeople: David Uhlenkott’s vocations blend work, play
In the modern 9-5 world where people are battling more than ever for work-life balance, David Uhlenkott, takes a different vocational approach that aims to eliminate the battle altogether.
Sat., April 9, 2016, midnight
‘Sufferfest’ climber-filmmaker dusts off for National Geographic Live
Cedar Wright is bringing his uncomfortable relationship with climbing and film-making to Spokane.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 8 p.m.
Mead graduate injured in Bavarian Alps climbing accident
A Mead High School graduate was seriously injured in a New Year’s Day climbing accident in the Bavarian Alps that claimed the life of his climbing partner.
Sat., Jan. 9, 2016, 4:20 p.m.
Two for the Road: Couple goes hut-to-hut in Italy’s Dolomites
Outdoor adventures are often most economical and satisfying when accomplished by a couple.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 9:02 a.m.
Spokane Mountaineers celebrate a century of outdoor pursuits
The Spokane Mountaineers have changed since the group was founded 100 years ago as the Spokane Walking Club by five women librarians. What motivates people to join the club has …
Sun., Nov. 15, 2015, 11:35 a.m.
Women take lead in Banff Mountain Film Festival
Women caught the eye of show goers this month at the 40th annual Banff Mountain Film Festival as they took leading roles on climbs, sea kayak tours and other film-making …
Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 4:12 p.m.
80-year-old climbs southern Oregon peak one final time
During the previous 41 times climbing to the top of Mount McLoughlin, Art Ekerson would soak up the views of Southern Oregon and Northern California in a panorama like none …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015, midnight
Outdoor writing contest geared to high school students
It’s time for high schoolers to begin thinking about fame, fortune and the great outdoors. The Spokesman-Review once again is joining the Outdoor Writers Association of America in sponsoring contests …
Sun., Sept. 27, 2015, midnight
Field Reports: Lead King Lake to be treated with rotenone on Oct. 7
FISHING – Lead King Lake in Pend Oreille County is scheduled to be treated with rotenone on Oct. 7 to kill sunfish and illegally introduced northern pike. Washington Fish and …
Sun., Sept. 20, 2015, midnight
Out & About: Radical Reels coming to Sandpoint, Coeur d’Alene
OUTRAGEOUS – Eight high-adrenaline films featuring skiing, biking, riding, paddling and other white-knuckle pursuits from the Banff Mountain Film Festival are coming to North Idaho. The Radical Reels film tour …
Thu., Sept. 3, 2015, midnight
Trophy hunters prized Denali; led national park campaign
The Alaska mountain formerly known as McKinley has a less-than-thoughtful naming history that President Barack Obama cleared up this week. What didn’t come up in the trailing deluge of Alaska …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015, midnight
The Gear Junkie: ‘Best in show’ gear
After three August days surveying products from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market, a twice-annual event in Utah, these items stood out as some of the most innovative and unique, a …
Thu., Aug. 13, 2015, midnight
From sibling rivalry to bestie: Surviving a big brother
I have spent over 35 years trying to keep up with my big brother. From the time he spun me in the laundry basket until I hurled, to the first …
Thu., July 30, 2015, midnight
Sheldon Meuer finds first ascent of Mount Rainier intimidating, exhilarating
Sheldon Meuer couldn’t see the summit but surely, he thought, his group was getting closer to the top of Mount Rainier. It was foggy and snowing with winds at about …
Sun., July 26, 2015, midnight
Hot weather impacting climbing on Mount Rainier
Washingtonians without air conditioning aren’t the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. The glacier-covered faces of Mount Rainier are melting faster than usual this year, creating conditions on …
Sun., July 19, 2015, midnight
Climber’s memorial boosts Dishman Hills
OUTGIVE – The family of an Eastern Washington University professor who died in a rock climbing accident July 7 has requested any donations in her memory be directed to a …
Sat., July 11, 2015, midnight
EWU professor dies in climbing accident
Anna Dvorak didn’t like to waste time. By age 28, the former professional mountain biker had a doctorate in geography and a tenure-track job at Eastern Washington University. Her free …
Sun., June 14, 2015, midnight
Scenic route not for everyone
A route up the north side of Mount St. Helens to a dramatic view of the crater will remain open only to people who pay $195 for a guided trip. …
Sun., June 7, 2015, midnight
Local climbers beat odds on McKinley
If mountaineering were baseball, climbers on North America’s tallest mountain would have been batting .016 for the first half of the season. The average, by the end of a typical …
Thu., May 28, 2015, 7:30 a.m.
Top of the world: Spokane Mountaineers club prepares climbers to reach for the sky
It would be easy to overlook the achievement of the Spokane Mountaineers marching 43 climbers to the icy 11,453-foot summit of Mount Athabasca in the Canadian Rockies last weekend. As …
Thu., May 7, 2015, midnight
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Spokane adventurers safe in Nepal after earthquake
Two well-known Spokane adventurers in Nepal reported Monday they are unharmed as earthquakes continued to rumble and cause widespread havoc and death in the Himalayan country. Jess Roskelley, who’s on …
Thu., April 23, 2015, midnight
Thu., April 9, 2015, midnight
Midstokke: Precocious child forgets about Disneyland, learns to love outdoors
I am unsure whether my child got really lucky with me as a mother or she’s paying off some bad karma from a previous life. Better parents probably take their …
Thu., April 9, 2015, midnight
Sun., April 5, 2015, 7:49 a.m.
Out & About: Annapurna a reality for Jess Roskelley
OUTCLIMB – Jess Roskelley of Spokane departed for Nepal this week with climbing partner Benjamin Erdmann and a film crew to attempt an ascent of the world’s 10th-highest peak. Roskelley, …
Thu., March 26, 2015, 8:11 a.m.
Whittaker legend lives on 50 years after Kennedy climb
On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …