Stories tagged: mount everest
UPDATED: Sun., May 28, 2017, 7:43 p.m.
Trouble at the top of the world: Bodies recovered at Everest and complaints of stolen oxygen
Tragedy and a troubling mystery have enveloped Mount Everest as the mountain’s climbing season reaches its peak. The bodies of three Indian climbers were retrieved Sunday amid reports that climbers …
Sun., May 28, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Rescuers retrieve bodies of 3 Indian climbers from Everest
Rescuers on Sunday retrieved the bodies of three Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest.
Sun., May 21, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
American climber dies, Indian missing on Everest
An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent, expedition organizers said …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 7:44 p.m.
85-year-old aiming to be oldest Everest climber dies
An 85-year-old Nepali died Saturday while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world’s highest peak, officials said.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017, 9:50 p.m.
Famed Swiss climber killed near Mount Everest in Nepal
A Swiss climber acclaimed for his rapid ascents – including scaling dozens of peaks in the Alps in a little more than two months – was killed Sunday in a …
Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, 2:03 p.m.
Junko Tabei, first woman to climb Everest, dies at 77
Japanese media reports say the first woman to climb Mount Everest has died.
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.
Sun., May 22, 2016, 11:07 p.m.
Indian climber third to die on Mount Everest in recent days
An Indian climber who had fallen sick and was being helped down Mount Everest has died, becoming the third to die in recent days while attempting to scale the world’s …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 7:25 a.m.
Group says wounded Idaho veteran climbs Mount Everest
A group that helps wounded veterans says a 30-year-old Idaho native has become the first combat wounded veteran to climb Mount Everest.
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:15 a.m.
Mount Everest records first successful ascent after two years
The first successful ascent of Mount Everest after a gap of two years was recorded on Wednesday, authorities confirmed. Nine Nepali climbers, who work as mountain guides and icefall doctors, …
Wed., April 13, 2016, 12:08 p.m.
Soldier aims to raise awareness by conquering Mount Everest
A West Point graduate who went to high school in Georgia is climbing Mount Everest, aiming to break some records and raise awareness for soldiers’ mental health.
Tue., April 28, 2015
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 …
Sun., April 26, 2015, 1:16 p.m.
Companies: Helicopter needed to get Washington Everest teams
Climbing teams stuck on Mount Everest need a helicopter to bring them off the mountain following a massive Earthquake in Nepal and a subsequent avalanche on the mountain, Seattle mountaineering …
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, …
Sun., April 5, 2015
72-year-old hiker Dawes Eddy bags Grand Canyon goal
Dawes Eddy, 72, continues to rewrite the physical limitations of growing older, most recently during a butt-kicking hike in Grand Canyon National Park. The outdoor adventurer had a brush with …
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 …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Men with Spokane ties targeted Mount Everest
Two men with Spokane connections dared to climb 29,035-foot Mount Everest this spring. Roughly 500 climbers reached the summit from Nepal to the south and about 150 from Tibet to …
Sun., June 2, 2013
Dawes Eddy: Going for age record
In 2009, Dawes Eddy of Spokane became the oldest American to climb Mount Everest, a title he held for just two days before it was claimed by a year-older Californian, …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
First U.S. team to top Mount Everest reunites
BERKELEY, Calif. – It might be hard to conceive now, in an era of extreme sports and ultra-light equipment, but there was a time when Americans who set out to …
Mon., May 21, 2012, 1:14 p.m.
3 dead, 2 missing after weekend on Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal — Three climbers died and two others were missing while descending from the summit of Mount Everest — a toll that raised concerns about overcrowding in the “death …
Sun., Jan. 2, 2011
Gulf oil disaster for wildlife
Oil that gushed for months from BP’s Deepwater Horizon oil well blowout was devastating to a wide range of fish and wildlife populations and their habitats. Among the lawsuits that …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 9:10 a.m.
Jim Whittaker’s Mount Everest advice: Come back
When Leif Whittaker left home last winter on his way to scale Mount Everest, his father — who was the first American to make the trek to the 29,000-foot summit …
Wed., May 26, 2010
Younger Whittaker summits Everest
Proud parents Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts say son Leif Whittaker has reached the summit of Mount Everest and is on his way down.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2009
Top of the world
Seen in books as a child stories unreal and fanaticizing
Sun., Nov. 1, 2009
Out & About
Trust preserves another land jewel OUTSTANDING – A conservation easement that will perpetually protect the natural beauty of 503 acres, including 1.5 miles along Lake Coeur d’Alene and the Trail …
Sun., June 21, 2009, 12:01 a.m.
Two Spokane 60-somethings find re-entry slow after Everest conquests
Re-entry from the top of the world can be an ordeal in itself. Kay LeClaire could barely drive her car when she arrived in Spokane on June 2 from an …
Tue., May 26, 2009, 7:04 p.m.
Local Everest climber not old enough
Kay LeClaire is “second oldest” U.S. woman to climb the world’s highest peak.
Mon., May 25, 2009, 2:04 p.m.
Californian peaks as oldest on Everest
Dawes Eddy, 66, of Spokane was very briefly the oldest U.S. citizen to successfully climb Mount Everest.
Wed., May 20, 2009
Spokane climber summits Everest
Spokane’s Dawes Eddy has reached the summit of Mount Everest, becoming the oldest American to climb to the top of the world’s highest mountain. Eddy, 66, has spent the past …