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Spokane Everest veterans reflect on spate of recent deaths

Like any elite athlete, when Jim States was at the height of his climbing career, he practiced incessantly. That’s part of the reason why States, who now lives in Shelton, Washington, wasn’t surprised by the recent spate of deaths on the world’s highest peak.

Banff Mountain Film Festival lineup set for Spokane shows

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour lineup of films starting tonight in Spokane was decided this afternoon, and ticket holders should be thrilled with the mix of adventure, adrenaline, culture and humor...

Spokane’s Chris Kopczynski offers perspective on climber Fred Beckey

Fred Beckey, the pioneering climber who died Oct. 30 at age 94, inspired Spokane mountaineer Chris Kopczynski and some of the biggest names in climbing. Asked for a perspective on Beckey, who occasionally crashed at Kop’s Spokane home as he traveled through he Northwest, Chris said, “It comes down to five words he whispered to me about 35 years ago.”

Ellensburg cops climb Washington five highest volcanoes – in five days

When the dust settled from their flurry of climbing and driving, including an initial 36-hour run with no sleep, two law enforcement officers from Ellensburg had scaled Washington’s five tallest volcanoes in 5 days, 15 hours and 44 minutes, clocked from the Mount Adams Trailhead start to the Mount Baker parking lot finish.

Denali crevasse rescue chilling to say the least

MOUNTAINEERING -- Denali National Park climbing rescue rangers, God bless them, got a workout this week in two separate life-threatening incidents on North America's highest peak. Following are reports from the Associated Press regarding the rescue of two climbers in separate incidents on Denali...

Nepal man, 85, dies attempting to become oldest to climb Mount Everest

CLIMBING -- An 85-year-old man from Nepal died today while attempting to scale Mount Everest to regain his title as the oldest person to climb the world's highest peak, the Associated Press reports from Kathmandu. Here's the report: Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the Everest...

Climbing duo completes five-day first ascent of Mount Huntington’s south ridge

Jess Roskelley describes a recent five-day first ascent of a gnarly south ridge route to the summit of Alaska’s Mount Huntington as a race for his life. “It’s the commitment and the length of the commitment that separates this from all of my other climbs,” he said Wednesday, back at his home in Spokane.