Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley named second-most adventurous person in the world
May 8, 2018 Updated Wed., May 9, 2018 at 4:39 p.m.
Spokane alpinist Jess Roskelley was named the second-most adventurous person in the world by Men’s Journal, Tuesday.
Roskelley, who is the son of famed alpinist John Roskelley, first rose to climbing prominence when he climbed Mount Everest at the age of 20. At the time, he was the youngest person to climb the world’s highest peak.
Since then, he’s established himself as a bold, adventurous climber.
In 2017, he notched the first ascent of the south ridge of Mount Huntington in Alaska.
According to the Men’s Journal article, climbing Everest convinced Roskelley that he’d rather climb harder-to-access mountains or establish new routes.
For the past month, Roskelley has been climbing in Canada. He’s attempting a new route on the face of Mount Logan, the second-tallest mountain in North America. Roskelley is climbing with fellow North Face athletes David Lama and Clint Helander.
According to Allison Roskelley, Jess’ wife, the team has been stuck in “endless storms bringing up to 7 feet of snow each day.”
Free solo rock climber Alex Honnold was named the most adventurous person in the world by Men’s Journal.
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