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In brief: Roskelley’s in Sandpoint to detail Huntington first ascent

From staff and wire reports

MOUNTAINEERING – Climbers Jess Roskelley of Spokane and Clint Helander of Alaska will detail their spring 2017 first ascent of the complete south ridge of Alaska’s Mount Huntington in a multimedia program on Saturday at the Panida Theater in Sandpoint.

John Roskelley – Jess’s father and one of the world’s premier mountaineers in his heyday – will introduce the program.

The climbers will share stories, images and videos from their eight days on the sawtooth ridge above Alaska Range glaciers.

A brief Q&A as well as a prize giveaway will follow the presentation.

Helander’s images from this impressive climb already have been featured in publications such as Patagonia, Alpinist and Rock and Ice Magazines.

Proceeds from the program will benefit The Firn Line, a new podcast about the lives of mountain climbers.

Tickets are $8 at the door, $4 for under 18; or in advance in Sandpoint at Eichardt’s, Pedro’s or Panida Online.

Fishing restrictions lifted in Missoula area streams

FISHING – Heat-related restrictions on fishing for Silver Bow Creek, the upper Clark Fork and the lower Bitterroot Rivers have been lifted, Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks announced on Tuesday.

The restrictions had been imposed last month when criteria were met on each water body – water temperatures of 73 degrees for three consecutive days.

The stretches of water where restrictions will be removed are:

    Clark Fork River from its origins at Warms Springs Creek to Rock Creek near Missoula,

    Silver Bow Creek from its confluence with Blacktail Creek in Butte to where it enters Warm Springs ponds,

    Bitterroot River downstream of Veteran’s Bridge near Hamilton.

Cooler temperatures and longer nights have dropped water temperatures in rivers around western Montana, officials said.

The criteria to remove the restrictions on these three water bodies – water temperatures not exceeding 70 degrees for three consecutive days – were met as of Monday.

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