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Monday, September 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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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, …


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 …


Dramatic rescue frees woman trapped by boulder near Chimney Rock

Sandpoint rock climber Ammi Midstokke, 36, battered from head to toe after a bout with a 1.5-ton granite boulder in the mountains east of Priest Lake, wasted no time being …