Stories tagged: mountain climbing
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.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
Brain cancer survivor turns to mountain climbing to help recovery
Mike Aufderhar saw a 14,048-foot peak in Colorado and decided to take it on in his recovery from brain cancer.
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 …
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, …
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 …
Tue., Feb. 18, 2014
Elite mountain climber Chad Kellogg dies on Patagonia peak
SEATTLE – In the world of mountain climbing, Chad Kellogg was a legend. The elite alpinist has climbed some of the world’s highest and most challenging peaks – charging up …
Sun., Sept. 22, 2013, 8:46 a.m.
Cascade Mountains, Washington
Two Yakima men reached the peak of their adventure on the 14,410-foot summit of Mount Rainier at 6 a.m. on Aug. 21. A full moon was sitting just above the …
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, …
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 …
Thu., Oct. 28, 2010, 9:04 a.m.
Top Seattle climber dies on a remote mountain in Tibet
Even before Joe Puryear left the University of Washington with a degree in math, it was clear he would never spend enough time indoors to use it.
Mon., Sept. 13, 2010
Climbing permit fee may go up
ASHFORD, Wash. – Mountain climbers aren’t happy about a National Park Service proposal to boost the cost of a permit to climb Mount Rainier by two-thirds and for Alaska’s Mount …
Thu., Aug. 12, 2010
Spokane climbers raise money for heart conditions
Kathy Engh believes sometimes you find something you’re just meant to do. For her, that’s mountain climbing. “I took a class with Spokane Mountaineers last year,” she said. “I just …
Thu., July 29, 2010
Seasoned climber dies on Mount Rainier
A Seattle man who died from a fall into a crevasse on Mount Rainier was a beloved climber well-known in the city’s climbing circles for his spirited energy on mountains.
Tue., June 8, 2010, 9:36 a.m.
Mount Rainier rangers renew search for climber
Mount Rainier rangers have resumed their search for the Olympia climber lost in the weekend avalanche.
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.
Mon., Dec. 14, 2009, 4:49 p.m.
Oregon rescuers race clock in search for climbers
As a winter storm barreled toward Mount Hood, rescuers raced to find two experienced climbers missing for four days on Oregon’s highest peak.
Sat., Oct. 24, 2009
Levine’s incredible adventures are a true story of inspiration
Alison Levine’s life reads like a movie script starring a heroine who is beyond belief. She’s intelligent, attractive and has a good sense of humor. She overcomes a debilitating heart …
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 …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
Climber to tackle Mt. McKinley for a cause
When Dan Coslic was 8 he discovered the encyclopedia. What most captivated him among alphabetized foreign cities, inventions from near and far, and countries he’d never heard of, were maps. …
Thu., Jan. 29, 2009
Mount McKinley will make it 50
When Dan Coslic was 8 he discovered the encyclopedia. What most captivated him among alphabetized foreign cities, inventions from near and far, and countries he’d never heard of were maps. …
Fri., Dec. 19, 2008, 4:24 p.m.
Spokane climber, 65, plans Everest attempt
Dawes Eddy, a 65-year-old cost-estimator, isn’t going to let approaching old age stop him from attempting to break a world record.
Sun., Feb. 15, 1998
Climb Permit Proposed
Mount Adams After years of discussion, the U.S. Forest Service is expected to decide in March whether to limit the number of climbers using the popular South Climb route on …
Sun., Nov. 9, 1997
The Way Detlef Schrempf Figures It, No Way
The way Detlef Schrempf figures it, no way the Sonics should have lost to Houston in last season’s Western Conference semifinals. Once the disappointment registered, though, the fitness nut who …
Wed., May 21, 1997
Climbers Begin Mount Everest Trek
An American climbing team left its Mount Everest base camp before dawn Tuesday, starting a days-long drive toward the mountain’s 29,028-foot summit. Five climbers and three Sherpas on the American …
Wed., March 12, 1997
French Climber Dies Of Injuries From Fall
Alain Esteve, a Frenchman who set a series of mountain-climbing records, has died of his injuries after falling from a frozen waterfall in southern Norway. He was 45. Esteve, head …
Wed., Feb. 26, 1997
Everest Climber Lambert Dead At 83
Mountaineer Raymond Lambert, whose climbs up Everest in 1952 led the way for Edmund Hillary to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain a year later, has died at …
Tue., Oct. 8, 1996
2 American Climbers Die In Himalayan Avalanche
Two American climbers missing after an avalanche hit a Himalayan peak died of suffocation after being buried under feet of snow, the leader of the expedition said Monday. Debbie Marshall, …
Sun., June 9, 1996
‘Less Fun In World’ After Climber’s Death On Everest
The golden-haired man smiled from many photos - sometimes from the peak of Earth’s highest mountain, sometimes in quiet repose with his children. But even then, the essence of Scott …
Tue., April 2, 1996
Climbers Rescued From Mount Hood
Rescuers responding to an emergency distress signal found three climbers Monday stranded in heavy snow on Mount Hood. The three were unharmed when they were found at 6 a.m. at …