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  • SUNDAY, 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 …


  • THURSDAY, 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, …


  • SUNDAY, 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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 3, 2015

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2015

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015

    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. …


  • SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015

    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 …


  • THURSDAY, 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 …


  • TUESDAY, 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 …


  • SUNDAY, 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, …


  • THURSDAY, 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 …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 27, 2014

    Rich Landers: Clif Bar decision shows personal nature of assessing risk

    The risk in cutting-edge outdoor pursuits is in the spotlight this month because of a bold decision by an energy food company. Clif Bar dropped sponsorship of rock-climbing sensation Alex …


  • MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014, 2:15 P.M.

    Summer outdoor bucket list: must-dos in the Inland Northwest

    School’s out and summer has officially arrived this weekend. It’s time to work on your Inland Northwest must-do list. The S-R Outdoors Department has compiled 15 summer activities essential to …


  • THURSDAY, JUNE 12, 2014

    Landers: Senior climbers help make history

    Two Spokane Mountaineers have lofty senior status for their role in taking a couple of upstart climbers under their wings 50 years ago and launching them toward the top of …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 24, 2013

    Roskelley to receive lifetime award

    John Roskelley of Spokane, one of the world’s premier mountaineers in the 1960s, ’70s and ‘80s, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Piolet d’Or in Chamonix, France, in …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 23, 2013, 10:09 P.M.

    Roskelley to receive lifetime award

    John Roskelley of Spokane, one of the world’s premier mountaineers in the 1960s, ’70s and ‘80s, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Piolet d’Or in Chamonix, France, in …


  • SUNDAY, 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, …


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 24, 2013

    Roskelley learns to zero in on slim window for climb

    Ten years ago, a 20-year-old Jess Roskelley had all sorts of modern technology at his fingertips when he seized a moment of fame as the youngest American to climb Mount …


  • SATURDAY, 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 …


  • SUNDAY, JULY 22, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    Climbers attracted to volcano that lost its top

    Ah, Mount St. Helens. I’ve written hundreds of stories about it, explored the trails around it on foot, skis and mountain bike; and climbed it 10 times, if I can …


  • SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012, 7:08 A.M.

    Woman, 73, oldest to climb Mount Everest

    See details about record-breaking climb in Rich Landers’ Outdoors Blog..


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 13, 2011

    Banff films bring extreme outdoor pursuits to Spokane’s big screen

    Adventure, humor, awareness and awe, plus a good dose of pucker factor, are coming to Spokane next weekend in a road show of top outdoor adventure films. The cream of …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 28, 2011

    Gear Junkie: Tips on going fast and light up high

    While touring Europe recently, a jutting limestone peak in Austria’s Kaisergebirge Mountain Range was on my schedule. But a problem: I had only one day to climb it. The circumstances …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 1, 2010

    500 times on top of Rainier

    George Dunn, his crampons crunching through the snow atop Mount Rainier, was poised to make history this week and it might not even be the highlight of his day. The …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 13, 2009, 9:58 A.M.

    Avalanche fears halt search for climbers

    GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Rescuers are waiting to begin their search for two missing climbers on Oregon’s Mount Hood amid avalanche fears.


  • SUNDAY, 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 …


  • TUESDAY, 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.


  • SUNDAY, APRIL 5, 2009

    Out & About

    OUTCLIMB


  • SUNDAY, FEB. 9, 2003, 8:45 A.M.

    Makalu: climb for the ages

    Time does not forget great moments in history, even if the present can sometimes be oblivious. After initially being shunned by the American mountaineering community, the 1980 Spokane-to-Makalu Expedition has …


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