Stories tagged: climbing
Sun., May 14, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Expedition Alaska: Racers, crew and filmmakers took risks in adventure race
Using maps, compasses and vague directions, 20 teams of four endurance athletes tackled 300-plus miles of Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula in the 2015 Expedition Alaska adventure race. They traveled by foot, …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Gonzaga’s national climbing champ says fingers, focus took her to the top
A Gonzaga University student who grew up thinking she wasn’t athletic has won the women’s sport climbing division of the USA Climbing Collegiate National Championships.
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Seattle climber dies after fall on Mount Hood
Authorities say a 32-year-old Seattle climber has died in a 600-foot fall on Mount Hood.
Thu., May 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge
Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment …
Tue., May 2, 2017, 11:01 a.m.
Popular climbing area closed after column collapses
A popular rock climbing area in south-central Washington state was closed after a basalt column collapsed.
Sun., April 23, 2017, 6:51 p.m.
‘Nathan’s Boulder’: Bouldering wall in honor of S-W man who died in Iraq dedicated
After spending years in storage at a Janicki Industries facility in Hamilton, the bouldering wall formerly housed in Whatcom County is ready to carry on Nathan Nakis’ memory in the …
UPDATED: Mon., March 27, 2017, 8:27 p.m.
Spokane’s second climbing gym set to open Tuesday
Spokane’s second climbing gym, the Bloc Yard Bouldering Gym, will open 10 a.m. Tuesday.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
New bouldering-only climbing gym adds options for growing sport
A new Bouldering only climbing gym is opening in Spokane. The facility will have 4,500 square feet of climbing surface. Once it’s up and running it will feature 180 to …
Sun., Feb. 12, 2017, 5:30 a.m.
Outdoor Expo and Golf shows combine at Convention Center
A combo outdoors and golf show at the Spokane Convention Center next weekend is geared up for doing serious damage to the winter blues some people are suffering. The new
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017, 2:54 p.m.
SheJumps.org launches women into outdoor sports
While both genders are important components in most of the area’s outdoor clubs, several groups are geared specifically to linking women and girls to outdoor activities.
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
Top gear from 2017 Outdoor Retailer winter show
From ski gear to winter jackets, companies congregate each winter in Utah to launch new products at the Outdoor Retailer trade show. I spent last week evaluating hundreds of products …
Sun., Jan. 29, 2017, 6 a.m.
Field Reports: Reservations go online at Mount Rainier
Backpackers and climbers who want to camp in wilderness areas of
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
The Gear Junkie: New Clif Bars ‘fill’ the bill
Bite into a new Clif Bar and you get a gooey center filled with nut butter. Beyond good taste, the company touts a “category-first” kind of energy resulting from the …
Sun., Jan. 1, 2017, 6:30 a.m.
2016: The Year Outdoors
Outdoors editor Rich Landers take a look back at 2016: The Year Outdoors.
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:14 a.m.
Ice climbers test nerves of Palouse Falls State Parks staff
Spokane photographer Rika Ream traveled to Palouse Falls State Park near Washtucna during last weekend’s bitter cold weather to marvel at the ice around the 185-foot Palouse River waterfall. The …
Thu., Dec. 1, 2016, 6 a.m.
Rich Landers: Weather report tops list of outing preparations
Being a hiking and paddling guidebook author, I was interviewed recently by a magazine writer. Her first question: “What’s the most important tip you can offer people heading outdoors for …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 3:19 a.m.
Climbing nonprofit dedicated to safety, memory of local climber
In memory of a local climber’s work, and as a service to a rapidly growing climbing community, several Spokane climbing veterans have established the Bower Climbing Coalition, a nonprofit dedicated …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016, 2:11 a.m.
Banff Mountain Film Festival hits Spokane with big-screen adventure
The scenery, wildlife, skills and pucker factor of outdoor adventure will grace the big screen at the Bing Crosby Theater next weekend. Fresh from the 41st annual Banff Mountain Film …
Sun., Oct. 16, 2016, 1:40 a.m.
Field reports: UI students design new snowmobile hut
WINTERSPORTS – Snowmobilers and other winter outdoor enthusiasts have a new place to warm up in the mountains north of Sandpoint. Two dozen students from the University of Idaho’s College …
Sun., Sept. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.
Selkirk quest: Kopczynski applies climbing prowess to horizontal route
Chris Kopczynski has had an enduring relationship with Chimney Rock.
Sat., Sept. 10, 2016, 8 a.m.
Outdoors writing contest geared to area teens
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 …
Sat., Aug. 20, 2016, 4:56 p.m.
Rewards of rock-hopping off-trail in the Idaho Selkirks
At some point, for better or worse, hikers will kiss a perfectly good trail goodbye and head cross-country.
Wed., Aug. 17, 2016, 4:01 p.m.
The Gear Junkie: Sneak Peak at 2017 outdoors gear
The twice-annual Outdoor Retailer trade show, held recently in Utah, is a mecca of gear. Thousands of brands show off products for the coming year. Here’s my exclusive look at …
Wed., July 13, 2016, 5:30 p.m.
Rich Landers: Publishing outdoors stories can be risky business
Should newspapers print photos of bicyclists without helmets? Or run a story about a blind girl with a wish to shoot a bear? Or feature wake skiers that ride a …
Wed., July 6, 2016, 10:30 p.m.
Spokatopia offers intro to variety of muscle-powered sports
The best opportunity of the year to sample land- and water-based muscle-powered sports in one location is set for Saturday at Camp Sekani along the upper Spokane River. The second …
Thu., June 30, 2016, 5 a.m.
Climbers survive 2-day storm near top of Mount Rainier
Two climbers used skills, smarts and a shovel to survive two days of blizzard conditions near the summit of Mount Rainier, authorities said.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 12:26 p.m.
Reader photo: No groomed paths lead to Selkirk’s Lions Head
Often seen from a distance, the Lions Head is a formation of two 7,200-foot-plus peaks on the Selkirk Crest northeast of Priest Lake. A hardy few make the trek to …
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.